The Washington Center for Women in Business is hoping to inspire women at an event next Friday.

The center’s INSPIRE Women’s Business Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10 at the Thurston Economic Development Council Center for Business and Innovation in Lacey.

The conference was created for “forward-looking women business owners and business leaders in our community,” according to the event’s website. “These women seek to increase their knowledge to overcome challenges they face in business, build their confidence with new skills, effectively communicate value to their customers, and bring innovation into their organization.”

The event features such speakers as business consultant Amy Leneker; business coach Debbie Page of DebbiePage.com; and Cathy Griffith of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

For more information and to register, head to the event’s website.