Our business education workshops offer in-depth, hands-on training, primarily in financial-related subjects taught by experts. Focused seminars combine useful content with peer interaction and networking opportunities. Workshops and seminars are offered at the CEDF offices in Meriden and across the state. Community Economic Development Fund’s programs are open to all Connecticut small business owners and those planning a business start-up. Since 1994, our nonprofit organization has helped provide affordable financing and advisory services to CT businesses that can’t obtain traditional bank financing.
$25 program fee -- register at CEDF.com/womenssuccess
Lead event partner: Untapped Potential
Keynote: Managing UP, Down and Around Challenges
Candace Freedenberg, Founder Untapped Potential
One journey overcoming challenges in a boot-strapped, start-up dedicated to empowering women.
Panel Discussion: Your Top 10 Management Challenges
Submit questions about what’s on your mind. Our expert panel members will offer their advice to tackle your workplace worries and share their experiences.
Jean Mix, Moderator, Founder, Mix Education Services
Dawn Reshen-Doty, CEO, Benay Enterprises, Inc.
Carol Kardas, Founding Partner, Kardas Larson Human Resources Consulting
Devon Scanlon, Owner-Operator, Chick-Fil-A, Brookfield, CT
Sharon Castelli, CEO, Chrysalis Center, Inc
Connect with others who can support you in your goals.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Conflict Management 101
Jean Mix, Moderator, Owner Mix Education Services, LLC.
Practical tips to help you resolve discord in your business or workplace.
Building Support from Other Women
Carol Kardas, Founding Partner, Kardas Larson, Human Resources Consulting
Take action to set aside competition and reach out to support and empower each other.