More than 65 women, and a few good men, gathered at the B Ocean Resort in Fort Lauderdale, FL January 17-19 for the fifth Women in Carwash conference, making it a resounding success.

The opening cocktail reception on Monday was packed to overflowing with smiling, laughing women excited to be there and who had come for a good time. A pianist was hired to play during the cocktail reception to fill the quiet. However, with more than 65 women in one room, you might not have even known there was a piano playing.

After the cocktail reception, attendees enjoyed a sit-down dinner, followed by an engaging keynote presentation by Connie-Lee Bennett. Her opening was fun, and provided an excellent lead-in for the rest of the conference.

The conference featured educational sessions hosted by industry leaders. These sessions included “Being an Authentic Female Leader of Tomorrow,” “PI/Executive Alignment,” “Employee Evaluation,” “Carwash Chemicals 101,” “Female Mentorship,” “How to Write Something Anyone Can Read,” and “Carwash Insurance Basics.”