Inaugural ‘Women Do Business Differently’ conference registration open
Published October 22, 2018 | Manny Faces
A full-day conference to highlight the unique perspective that women bring to business will take place on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Rutgers Business School, 1 Washington Park.
The event, which will feature networking, panel discussions and a speed mentoring session, aims to spotlight women who have displayed innovation and leadership across multiple disciplines, from all corners of business and entrepreneurship.
The conference lists three main objectives: to encourage women to embrace their gender as an asset in business; to impart tactical business solutions; and to raise awareness on the importance of women’s roles in business, locally, nationally and the world-at-large.
Panels will tackle subjects such as obtaining challenging contract work, balancing home and work lives, self-care and well being, and exploring alternative financing options for women entrepreneurs.
The conference is sponsored by the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development at Rutgers University, PinkShoe Marketing, Odyssey IP, and the Women’s Collaborative Mentoring Program.
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“We are proud sponsors of the Women Do Business Differently Conference, in hopes to see more women entrepreneurs build business that can scale and grow, create wealth in our communities, and create jobs,” said Lyneir Richardson, Executive Director at the Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development.
Registration for the conference is $45. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.wdbdconference.com.
Full conference schedule below:
8:00 AM – Registration
8:30 AM – Breakfast
9:00 AM – Networking
9:15 AM – Introduction by Abbi Yeboah, CEO of PinkShoe Marketing
9:30 AM – Women In Charge At Home and in Business: This panel discussion dives into the conflicts that arise for women entrepreneurs when having to run a business and a household at the same time.
10:00 AM – The Female Economy: This panel discussion taps into the economic impact of women’s purchasing power, marketing and selling to women.
10:30 AM – Female Collaboration: This panel asks the question “Are We Doing Enough?”
11:00 AM – Obtaining Challenging Contracts: This panel will help attendees understand the process of securing government and commercial contracts, getting certified, connecting the dots, and more.
11:30 AM – Women Funding Challenges: This panel will share alternative finance options for women entrepreneurs.
12:00 PM – Lunch/Networking
1:00 PM – Women Entrepreneur Health and Wellness: This panel will discuss the importance of powering down and taking the time to administer self-care via healthy habits and nurturing your spiritual and emotional being.
1:45 PM – Speed Mentoring Session: Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with mentors and ask them questions regarding their business.