2018 Agenda

2018 Agenda

2018 AGENDA

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October 24, 2018   |    8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

SEVENTH-ANNUAL FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR SUMMIT
Oct. 24, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Venue: 700 Beta Banquet & Conference Center

8:00-8:45 a.m. |  Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00 a.m.  Welcome: Monica Robins, WKYC Senior Health Correspondent and Multimedia Journalis 

Sponsor Thank Yous: Renée DeLuca Dolan, President/Founder, Contempo Design + Communications

9:00-9:45 a.m. (Q&A from 9:45-10:00 a.m.) |  MORNING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: How to Think like the Top 2% of Female Entrepreneurs

  • Eleanor Beaton, Women’s Leadership Expert + Host of Fierce Feminine Leadership: The Success Podcast for Ambitious Women in Business

10:00-10:15 a.m.  Break and Sponsor Showcase

10:15-11:00 a.m.  | TOP NEO FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS ON THE RISE AND ON THE GO: From Start Up to Acquisition

Hear from the following on their rise and fall to success and failures, and what you can learn from them!

Panelists:

  • Amy Husted and Audrey Wallace, Co-Founders, Komae
    First place winners of a FES pitch competition, 2015
  • Renea Woods-Baylor, CEO, OFG Advisors, LLC
  • Charu Ramanathan, PhD, Co-Founder & CEO, vitalxchange
  • Margie Flynn, Senior Partner and Co-Founder, BrownFlynn

11:00-11:15 a.m.  |  Break and Sponsor Showcase

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  | BRANDING: The Life of the Brand and Your Business! Protecting Your Asset Over Time and How To Do It Right From The “Get-Go”

Facilitator:

  • Deborah Spake, Dean, College of Business Administration, Kent State University

Panelists:

  • Heidi A. Boehlefeld, Managing Partner, Renner Otto
  • Renée DeLuca Dolan, President/Founder, Contempo: DESIGN + COMMUNICATION
  • Sue Stabe, Co-Founder, Long & Short of It

12:00-12:30 p.m.  | Break And Sponsor Showcase

12:30-1:30 p.m.  |  LUNCH AND WINE SAMPLING: Featuring Top Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Wine Makers, Founders and Disruptors

Panelists:

  • Destiny Burns, Owner, CLE Urban Winery
  • Berlin Crystal Kelly, Founder, Proud Pour
  • Marisa Sergi, Founder & CEO, RedHead Wine

1:30-1:45 p.m.  | Break and Sponsor Showcase

1:45-2:30 p.m.  | BREAK OUT SESSION I: Professionalizing Your Business: What can a board do for your business? Buy/Sell-Where to start? Leadership Training-Why should you invest? 

Facilitator:

  • Barb Smith, Senior Vice President, Director of Key4Women at KeyBank

Panelists:

  • Michele Hoza, Partner, Business and Mergers & Acquisitions, Buckingham, Doolittle and Burroughs, LLC 
  • Pam Lebold, CPA, Maloney and Novotny
  • Lorri Slesh, Strategic Planning Director, Ahola Human Capital Management

1:45-2:30 p.m.  | BREAK OUT SESSION II: 10 Ways To Enlist PR, Media Relations and Advertising to Gain Exposure For Your Company

Facilitator:

  • Connie Korosec, Dean, Professor and Chair, Fashion, Ursuline College

Panelists:

  • Cielo McClain, Marketing & Advertising Executive, Entrepreneur
  • Marcia Pledger, Financial journalist and Author
  • Stacey L. Vaselaney, President, SLV Public Relations, LLC

2:30-2:45 p.m.  | Break and Sponsor Showcase

2:45-3:45 p.m.  | Intentional Networking Session                                                                                                                   

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

3:45-4:15 p.m.  | Reception and Sponsor Showcase

4:15-4:30 p.m.  | DOOR PRIZES: Over $1,000 in value, must be present to win

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