Doris Symonds, named one of the most influential business women who makes a difference in central Illinois by the InterBusiness Issues Magazine (ibi). She is the most well-known women’s business advocate in the Peoria metro area, and to prove it, she has been named the Small Business Administration’s “Women in Business Champion of the Year” for SBA Region Five. She is a champion of women for empowering, engaging and educating. Doris is a true multi-faceted business mogul who has achieved phenomenal success as an author, entrepreneur consultant, human resources administrator, conference founder, leader and motivational speaker.
She’s widely regarded as one of the top networking collaboration queens for female business owners in central Illinois. She has engaged hundreds of women in the state of Illinois to live out their dreams of entrepreneurship. Doris is passionate about teaching people how to turn their passions into profits. In an effort to do so, Doris founded the Women’s Empowerment Conference to help women grow personally, professionally and financially.