To facilitate a real dialog about topics important to women in business, the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Brookdale Community College will hold its second annual “Women Entrepreneurs Rock” (aka WeRock) at a legendary music venue in Asbury Park on Monday, October 19. The event is free and open to the public.
19 October 19 2015
6-9pm (networking until 10)
The Stone Pony
913 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
A report in The State of Women Owned Businesses, 2014 from American Express OPEN says:
It is estimated that, as of 2014, there are nearly 9.1 million women-owned enterprises, employing nearly 7.9 million workers and generating over $1.4 trillion in revenues … Between 1997 and 2014, the number of women-owned firms grew at 1½ times the national average.
Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes, Director of the New Jersey SBDC at Brookdale Community College says, “This is by far, not your standard business function. From the topics, to the venue (one of the nation’s best known and loved music venues), to the speakers, our goal is to meet entrepreneurs where they live and offer current and candid insight – as we did in our inaugural 2014 event. No formalities and no canned responses … just real information from those who have successfully navigated the process of launching and growing a business.”
Panelists will discuss their backgrounds, successes and the challenges they’ve overcome and offer advice to fellow business owners, followed by a Q & A session.
Keynote is Kellie LaDet, Regional Administrator for the US Small Business Administration (SBA). Panel moderator, DonnaLyn Giegerich, President of DLG Consulting. Panelists include:
Holly Migliaccio – Co-Founder/Owner Rook Coffee
Marilyn Schlossbach – Restaurateur and International Hospitality Consultant
Julie Goldman – Founder & CEO The Original Runner Co
Stephanie D. Burroughs – President of StephanieSpeaking LLC
Katherine O’Neill – Executive Director of Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network
Space is limited at this free event so attendees must pre-register. There will be door prizes and a cash bar.
Visit womenentrepreneursrock.com for more information.