Entrepreneur Workshop for Women, April 6
March 31, 2016
Contact: University Relations
PLEASE NOTE: Attendance for this event is now CLOSED. Both workshops have reached capacity.
The Women Presidents' Organization, an international peer advisory group for women who lead million-dollar companies, will join with the University of Baltimore to host a free workshop for women entrepreneurs on Wednesday, April 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UB. Targeted to women with startup and pre-startup businesses or business ideas, the event will take place on the 12th floor of the John and Frances Angelos Law Center (home of the University of Baltimore School of Law), 1401 N. Charles St. The event is free an open; an R.S.V.P. is required. Details are listed below.
The April 6 program consist of two panel presentations, "Turning an Idea into a Successful Business," and "Growing a Small Business into a Multimillion Dollar Company." Following the panels, roundtable discussions will be led by WPO members from diverse industries who will share their expertise and business experience. Both panels will be moderated by Tracey Gray-Walker, managing director, head of association business AXA Equitable.
Roundtable discussions following each panel will address participants' specific growth issues. Panelists include:
"Turning and Growing an Idea into a Successful Business"
- Barbara Hutchinson, president, Chesapeake Cardiac Care
- Donna Miller, president, C3 Work Place
- Judith Goldkrand, senior vice president, Wells Fargo
"Growing a Small Business into a Multimillion Dollar Company"
- Pamela Kan, president, Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation
- Tracy Balazs, president & CEO, Federal Staffing Resources
- Lucia Gibbons, executive vice president, head of Eastern Business Banking, Wells Fargo
"At the University of Baltimore, we have nearly a century's worth of experience in supporting and promoting the success of women in business," said John Zuknick, adjunct professor of marketing and entrepreneurship and acting director for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Baltimore. "Our first graduating class in 1928 included a woman named Anna Tully, who went on to pass the Maryland Bar. Today, our expertise in start-ups, small companies and investment in Baltimore is unparalleled. We welcome the WPO conference to our campus, and we look forward to working with organizations like the WPO to create an even better entrepreneurial ecosystem."
"Every year, the Women Presidents' Organization hosts an annual conference in a different city. The conference attracts over 800 members, representing successful women-led businesses from all over the world, sharing expertise and business strategies and learning from interactive seminars and speakers," said Marsha Firestone, president and founder of the WPO. "We're proud that this year's conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland from April 7-9, and wanted to provide support for the community. The service day, which will take place the day before the conference officially opens, is an opportunity for our members to share their significant expertise and experience with aspiring business owners in the Baltimore area."
Learn more about the Women Presidents' Organization.