WOMANCON Conference Celebrates Women’s Entrepreneurship

WOMANCON, a one-of-a-kind conference bringing together amazing women entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and the media – both on and off the stage – is redefining entrepreneurial events for women on September 25, 2013 at CUNY Graduate Center from 8:30am-4:30pm.

With small business, women and entrepreneurship as the driving force, entrepreneur Laura Leites of L2 Event Production conceived WomanCon to give women the opportunity, at any stage of their venture’s development – whether the idea for their business is ruminating in their minds, they’ve recently launched or if they are looking to grow – to learn, create and network.

“WomanCon will inspire and support women’s entrepreneurship,” adds Laura Leites. “We want attendees to get a ‘peek behind the curtain’ of successful women founders so they are prepared to start and build successful businesses. WomanCon will showcase critical resources and bring together a network of like-minded women to help them get there,” adds Leites.

Keynotes and panel discussions include: Walking the tightrope with YOURBUSINESS and YOURLIFE with JJ Ramberg; Getting Funding for Growth with Kay Koplovitz, Peggy Wallace and Lori Hoberman; Turning Ideas into Companies with Yao Huang; 5 Strategies for a Stronger Brand with Julie Cottineau; How I did it! The Real Story of How I Built and Sold Vertical Response with Janine Popick, CEO and Founder; and How to Stay Human in a Hi Tech World with Pamela O’Hara, CEO of Batchbook. Attendees will have the opportunity to pitch the media live on stage and get expert PR feedback.

“WomanCon’s philosophy of giving women entrepreneurs the freedom and tools to run their business is perfectly aligned with what we aim to do for our customers,” said Gabrielle Boko, executive vice president, marketing, Sage. “We are excited to sponsor this inspiring day of fresh ideas, best practices and actionable advice for women business owners.”

With sponsors that include Sage, PR Newswire, Batchbook, Regus and Goodsearch, and marketing partners such asManhattan Chamber of Commerce, Greenwich Village - Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Trends, Smallbiztechnology.com, Girl Rising, Page Bureau, and more, WomanCon will resonate with the entrepreneurial mindset. WomanCon will also host a screening of Girl Rising’s film to raise funds for the 10×10 Fund for Girls Education http://10x10act.org/ on October 7th.