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Women Entrepreneurship Conference

October 15, 2014, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location University Hall - 7th floor conference center
SponsorFeliciano Center for EntrepreneurshipCostFreePosted InFeliciano Center for Entrepreneurship
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Just announced: N.J. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno will speak to attendees at 5:15 p.m.

Part of Women Entrepreneurship Week, this exciting daylong conference will feature high-profile speakers and dynamic workshops that will help you sharpen your entrepreneurial mindset, and grow as a woman entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur. The event will also feature excellent networking opportunities.

This event is day two of Women Entrepreneurship Week in New Jersey.

Event is free. Boxed lunch and evening hor d'oeuvres included. Register here.

Event is supported by Children's Specialized Hospital, EisnerAmper, Horizon BCBSNJ, and WithumSmith+Brown. The media sponsor is NJBIZ.

11:00-11:45 p.m. Registration and networking

11:45-12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30-12:45 p.m. Welcome remarks by Mimi Feliciano, founder of the the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship, and Susan Cole, Montclair State University president

12:45-1:30 p.m. “Being a Woman Entrepreneur in a Man’s World.” Panelists include: Cheryl Biron, president and CEO, One Horn Transportation; Lisa Hirsh, president and CEO, Accurate Box Co.; Marjorie Perry, president and CEO, MZM Construction & Management Co.; Rachel Braun Scherl, principal of SPARK Solutions for Growth, a division of The Jannick Group. Moderator: Liz Hogan, managing director, International Solutions Network

1:30-2:15 p.m. "Notes from the Field: Common Sense Lessons." A discussion between Ellyn McColgan, NASDAQ OMX board member, and Ilene H. Lang, senior adviser and former president & CEO of Catalyst

2:15-2:45 p.m. Networking break

2:45-4:00 p.m. Workshop—select from multiple options

4:00-5:15 p.m. “Show Me the Money: Financing to Start/Grow Your Business.” What do investors want? This panel will cover a wide range of financing options and offer an insider’s view of what investors expect to see—and not see—when assessing a prospect. Panelists include: Amanda Barbara, vice president and co-founder, Pubslush; Kathleen Coviello, director – Technology & Life Sciences, New Jersey Economic Development Authority; Fran Hauser, partner, Rothenberg Ventures; Joan Zief, managing director, Golden Seeds; Moderator: Caren Franzini, former CEO of New Jersey Economic Development Authority

5:15-5:30 p.m. N.J. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno will speak to attendees

5:30-6:30 p.m. “How to Be Entrepreneurial while Leading a Large Organization.” Panelists include: Michele Ansbacher, VP, Eastern Territory, Agency Distribution, Prudential; Caren Franzini, president, Franzini Consulting; Michelle Lee, Northeast Community Banking regional president, Wells Fargo; Tracye McDaniel, president and CEO, Choose New Jersey, Inc.; Ilene Wachs, president, Horizon Casualty Services, Inc. Moderator: Ilene H. Lang, senior adviser and former president & CEO of Catalyst

6:30-7:00 p.m. Networking with hor d'oeuvres

7:00-8:00 p.m. "Personal Brand." Keynote address by Mikki Taylor, editor-at-large of Essence Magazine and author of "Commander in Chic" about personal branding, from an entrepreneurial aspect as well as what it means to be a "brand within a brand" as it pertains to executive women. Her talk will also help students understand how to develop a personal brand with vision and purpose.

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