It’s Never Too Late to Start!
WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE
Entrepreneurship is a viable career path for women of all ages and at any stage of their career journey. In order to successfully launch and scale a company, it is critical for women to have access to the right tools, expertise and resources.
Whatever stage you are in your life, it's never too late to become an entrepreneur!
Join us at our half day conference for another great opportunity to hear inspiring and motivating speakers as well as a chance to network with experts and fellow entrepreneurs. Learn and ask questions about how to take the steps necessary to fulfill your dream business and how to navigate any obstacles that arise.
The four sponsors – Freedom Start Foundation, 30 Second Pitch, Joe ProBono, and George Mason University School of Business want to build upon the success of the first conference and provide an environment to nurture, enhance and support women entrepreneurs of any age at any stage. We strongly believe that it is never too late to start and are devoted to supporting entrepreneurs regardless of age, education or demographic. As WEC18 was so well received last November, this conference will continue to carry out our mission.
Looking forward to greeting you at #WEC19!
EAT, DRINK, & NETWORK
B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Business)
We have the total package for you! Learn and earn your cocktails, following our stellar program where you will learn from our renowned speakers and panelists. You will be guests at our complimentary two-hour cocktail party where you will have earned unlimited access to local and national leaders in various fields including:
Branding | Marketing | Being a Boss| Social Media | Technology | Well-being
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Join us to get inspired and mentored by some of today’s top women in business! We’ve assembled an outstanding roster of dynamic, creative and ultra-successful leaders and business owners that have navigated obstacles and overcome failure to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams.
We'll keep this page regularly updated with all new speakers and sessions, so be sure to keep checking in!
Diane Lempert - VP of 30 Second Pitch
Richard Fink - Freedom Start Foundation
David Miller - Executive Director, George Mason University - School of Business
Marketing on A Shoestring BudgetAnjali Varma
You do not have to spend a ton of money to drive awareness and sales to your business! Anjali will share several low-cost and even some free marketing strategies to market your business, drive awareness, increase sales, and drive new customers to your business. Followed by 10 minute Q&A.
Testing the Waters Before You Dive In: Using the Minimum Viable Product Concept to Test Your ProductGisèle Stolz
Learn from the Director of the Mason Enterprise Business Incubator about using this learn methodology to introduce a new product or service. Followed by 10 minute Q&A.
15 minute coffee & snack break
How to Create Financial Security in Your LifeMichelle P. Cooper
Learn tips on how to be on top of your financial health, discover how a woman’s financial journey is unique, and leave feeling empowered to take the action steps necessary for your own financial independence no matter what stage of life you are in! Followed by 10 minute Q&A.
Panel – Financing Your Business or Idea
Moderator: Karen Bate
Joseph B. Sprung
Dr. David Miller
Cocktail Party & Networking
2 hour complimentary cocktail party and networking session
COCKTAIL PARTY "FEATURED PROS"
Following the conference will be a 2 hour, complimentary cocktail party! Come “Link up and Drink up” as you network among fellow attendees. Gain exclusive access to industry-leading experts available during the party who are eager to answer all your business questions. Have a drink or two, you’ve earned it!
Yvonne Quek – Hillary Rodham Clinton-McLarty Research Fellow
Felicia Kestenberg – Kesten Financial Group;
Financial Services & Planning
Michelle P. Cooper – XML-W; Managing Finances & Business Structure
Anjali Varma – Marketing, Branding, & Social Media
Janetta Brewer – Blue Alchemy Consulting; Law & Business Implications
Hannah Dannenfelser – Arlington Community Federal Credit Union
Felicia Brown – AARP; 10 Steps to Starting Your Business
Kathryn Walker – Women’s Business Center at Community Business Partnership; Business Counseling
Virginia Dinzey-Taveraz – Adaptive Bookkeeping & Consulting, LLC
Monica Quintero – Wexler; Branding & Design Strategy
Rachel Brumberger – Third Space Wellness; Health & Well Being
Nikki Yoshimura – Span 39; International Marketing and Consulting
Talmar Anderson – Talmar it Up & Boss Actions; Being a Boss
Kathryn Walker – Business Consulting
Donna Wilkerson – Certified Public Accountant
Kindly RSVP to confirm your reservation. Simply fill out the form to RSVP, and bring your photo ID to the event. See you there!