OCTOBER 26, 2022

Cleveland, Ohio


8:00am - 8:45am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking
Sponsored by: CASE Weatherhead School of Management

8:45am - 9:00am

Sponsor Recognition and Welcome
Renée DeLuca Dolan
President/Founder of Contempo Design + Communications and Founder of the Female Entrepreneur Summit (FES)

9:00am - 10:00am

Wake Up Keynote Speaker
Stephanie Stuckey
CEO at Stuckey’s Corporation, Former State Representative & Adjunct Professor

10:00am - 11:00am

Financing your business: How to prepare and plan to start, grow or exit your business.
Presented by: Key4Women, KeyBank

2021 SCORE Key4Women NEO Pitch Contest Runner Up:
Melissa Renner, MPH, CPT - Owner/Founder, Active for Life

Rachael Sampson - Senior Vice President, National Director of Key@Work and Key4Women

Becky Talley - Senior Vice President and East Ohio Region Retail Leader, KeyCorp


  • Veena Khanna, CTFA, JD - Key Private Bank Regional Executive, Central Region at KeyBank
  • Sheila (Scott-Hughes) Mixon - Senior Vice President of Business Development & Entrepreneurship, Executive Director of Women's Business Entreprise Council Ohio River Valley (WBEC ORV)
  • Kristyn M. Squires - Senior Vice President, Small Business National Sales Leader, KeyBank

11:00am - 12:00pm

Different Perspectives on Female Entrepreneurship: From Start-up to Serial Entrepreneur
Presented by: Ambassador Crawford College of Business & Entrepreneurship, Kent State University

Deborah F. Spake, Ph.D - Dean of Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Professor of Marketing, Kent State University



12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch and Live Mannequin, Fresh Floral Fashion Show
Presented by: Kim Evinsky BHHS Professional Realty, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Ladies & Gentlemen Salon and Spa and Ursuline College

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Break - Networking and Sponsor Showcase Visitation

Breakout Panels

1:30 - 2:30pm (Breakout Session I)

Main Ballroom: Demystifying Digital Marketing: A panel discussion
Presented by: JumpStart, Inc.

Nicki Hubbard - Partner, Marketing Operations, JumpStart Inc.


  • Kristine Egri - Analytics & Programmatic Manager, Cyrid
  • Myra Rosario - Founder of Latino Cleveland Media and Executive Video Producer at 216 Studios
  • Lindsay Sims - Founder & CEO, 30 Day Funnels

Garden Room: The Three Most Important Things To Know About Insurance

Presented by: Westfield Insurance


Y’llon Herron - Small Business Underwriting Leader
Diane T. Keil-Hipp, CPRM - Chief Operations Officer, Knight Insurance Group

2:30pm - 3:30pm (Breakout Session II)

Main Ballroom: Legal “Matters” - Entrepreneur Pitfalls: Legal Issues and Best Practices to Consider When Owning and Running Your Own Business
Presented by: Frantz Ward

Christina Niro - Partner, Frantz Ward


Garden Room: HR & Accounting Practices

Kelly Keefe, SHRM-SCP - President, ERC



3:30pm - 4:30pm

Afternoon Keynotes

Renée DeLuca Dolan
President/Founder of Contempo Design + Communications and Founder of the Female Entrepreneur Summit (FES)

  • Santia Deck
    CEO of TRONUS, Athlete, Social Media Influencer, Speaker, & Author
  • Cynthia Cureton-Robles
    Founder/CEO of Osage Phoenix Productions, LLC | Co-Founder/COO of History-Making TRONUS, LLC

4:30 -4 :45pm

Giveaways & Thank You's

4:45pm - 5:30pm

Closing Remarks
Networking and Cocktail Hour
Sponsored by: John Carroll University, Boler College of Business