2020 Agenda

2020 AGENDA

9th ANNUAL FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR SUMMIT

Oct. 28, 2020
8am-3:30pm

 

8:00-8:30 a.m. | Registration & Networking Time

 

8:30-8:45 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

Sponsor Acknowledgements: Renée DeLuca Dolan, President and Founder, Contempo Design + Communications

Emcee: Gabrielle Christman, Chief Executive Officer, Hunter International Inc.

 

8:50 a.m.-9:40 a.m.  | Morning Keynote: Sales strategies to build your business with ease without working 24/7 Speaker: Jennifer Gluckow Gitomer, President and Founder, Sales in a New York Minute 

 

9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.  | BREAK OUT SESSION I: Becoming a Real Deal Leader: Build the competency, connection and courage required to be a leader you and others want to follow<

Facilitator: Jennell Vick, Executive Director at Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center

Panelists:

  • Noelle Akins, Founder, Akins & Associates
  • Corey Minor Smith, Consultant, Speaker, Trainer, Corey Empowers, LLC
  • Monika K. Moss-Gransberry, Founder, MKM Management Consulting LLC

 

9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.  | BREAK OUT SESSION II: A Compliance Session – Accounting, Human Resources & Legal Advice for Entrepreneurs – An interactive Workshop – baseline tools for compliance to help your business grow.

Facilitator: Barb Smith, Senior Vice President, Director Key4Women at KeyBank

Panelists:

  • A’Shira Nelson, CPA, Tax Manager and Money Coach, Apple Growth Partners
  • Corinne Saliba, HR Consultant, The Ahola Corporation
  • Christina E. Niro, Partner at Frantz Ward LLP

 

9:45 a.m. -10:45 a.m.  | BREAK OUT SESSION III: Work-life Integration – Learn from others that have been there. How work-life integration is “an approach that creates more synergies between all areas that define ‘life’: work, home/family, community, personal well-being, and health.”

Facilitator: Deborah Spake, Dean, College of Business Administration at Kent State University

Panelists:

  • Anne Murphy Brown, Associate Professor, Legal Studies at Ursuline College and Author, Legally Mom, Real Women’s Stories Balancing Motherhood and Law Practice
  • Kendra Gardiner, Chief Performance Officer, JumpStart, Inc.
  • Tari S. Rivera, Founder and President, Regency Construction Services, Inc.

 

9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.  | BREAK OUT SESSION IV: Lessons Learned from 15,000 Pitches

Angela Lee, Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School, Founder of 37 Angels

 

10:45 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Networking/Sponsor and Exhibitor Visitation

11:20 a.m.– 11:25 a.m. | Pitch Winner Presentation

11:25 a.m.– 12:10 p.m.  | Mid-Day Keynote: Your Business is a Lever for Impact

Speaker: Tanisha Robinson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, W*nder

 

12:10-12:40 p.m. | Networking/Sponsor and Exhibitor Visitation

 

12:40 – 1:30 p.m.  | FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR SHOWCASE: Hear marketing and branding secrets from four female entrepreneurs that have helped them stand out among the crowd and listen to their unique entrepreneurial journeys.

Panelists:

  • Susie Frazier, Artist, Speaker, and Author, Designing for Wellness
  • Ariane Kirkpatrick, Owner and CEO, The AKA Team
  • Tami Schneider, Founder and Owner, Cleveland Yoga Studios

 

1:35-2:30 p.m. | Intentional Networking Session

Everyone Will Leave With A Lead

Facilitator: Patrice Blakemore, Executive Director Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses in Partnership with Cuyahoga Community College

 

2:30-2:45 p.m. Networking/Sponsor and Exhibitor Visitation

 

2:50-3:15 p.m. | Afternoon Keynote – Failures, Pivots & Wins: How to lead a company from failure to Forbes without losing yourself.

Speaker: Madison Mikhail Bush, Founder and CEO, POINT App

 

3:15-3:30 p.m.  | Acknowledgements, Raffle Prizes, and Wrap Up

 

3:30-4:00 p.m.  |  “Happy Hour” Networking Time  (Optional)

 

*FES speakers and agenda are subject to change

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