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Women Entrepreneurship Week Conference

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UPDATE: Lt. Gov Guadagno will speak at this event, during lunch!

Packed with content for entrepreneurs (wherever they are on the spectrum of starting or growing a business), this conference is also useful for C-suite executives who want to hear the latest on such topics as power, marketing, leadership, design, financial success. The keynote speaker is former Wall Street executive Sallie Krawcheck (, now chair of Ellevate Network. Other confirmed speakers include: Michele Brown (, Leecia Eve (, Linda Bowden (, Candy Straight (, Janine Iannarelli (, Neale Godfrey (, Sally Glick (, Kim Wales ( and more. Don't miss this exciting conference, which is the signature event of Women Entrepreneurship Week.

Men are welcome and encouraged to attend this event.

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Event is free, and food will be served!

11-11:45 a.m. Registration and networking

11:45 – 12 Welcome remarks

12-12:45 p.m. Boxed lunch with speakers, including Lt. Gov. Guadagno (

12:45-1:30 p.m. PANEL - "Design from an Entrepreneurial Perspective" with Adaora Udoji (, journalist, as moderator. Panelists: Petia Morozov (, partner, MADLAB; Naomi Murray (, senior manager of Advanced Operations, Stryker; Rachel Braun Scherl (, co-founder and principal, SPARK Solutions for Growth

1:30-2:15 p.m. PANEL - "Funding Your Business" with Kathleen Coviello, director - Technology & Life Sciences, NJ Economic Development Authority, as moderator. Panelists: Hettle Pastakia-Patel (, director of Women's Initiatives, JuiceTank; Kim Wales (, founder and CEO, Wales Capital; Vanessa Wilson (, managing partner and CFO, Golden Seeds

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

2:45-3:45 p.m. Workshops (click here to see options) (

3:45-4:45 p.m. Workshops (click here to see options) (

4:45-5:00 p.m. Networking break

5:00-6:00 p.m. PANEL - "Is Power a Dirty Word?" with Lori Grifa (, partner, Archer & Greiner, as moderator. Panelists: Michele Brown (, president and CEO, Choose NJ; Leecia Eve (, VP - New Jersey, New York & Connecticut Region, Verizon; Chanda Gibson (, vice president, Goldman Sachs; Marjorie Perry (, president & CEO, MZM Construction & Management Co.; Candy Straight (, private investor and consultant

6-6:45 p.m. Networking with hor d’oeuvres

6:45-7:30 p.m. Keynote speech by Sallie Krawcheck (

This FREE event is part of the second annual Women Entrepreneurship Week (, a celebration throughout New Jersey during the week of Oct. 19 that was organized by the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship ( Other events at Montclair State include "In Style: Women Entrepreneurs in the Fashion and Beauty Industries" ( on Oct. 19, and the "Future of Health Care" ( event on Oct. 22. For a list of WEW events happening throughout New Jersey, please visit

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Presenting sponsors for Women Entrepreneurship Week:

See full list of WEW sponsors. (