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Thank you for your interest in empowering, celebrating and supporting women in business in Philadelphia and worldwide!

On Veteran’s Day, November 12, 2018, you’re invited to attend the second annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

On a global scale, WED will be celebrated in 144 countries, will empower and motivate 4 billion unique women and will inspire 250 million girls living in poverty to achieve their dreams. By participating in this groundbreaking event, you are a part of a global movement that will change the lives of so many.

This productive networking and educational opportunity will bring together early stage to mature businesses created, managed and run by women entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia region. This year’s theme: ‘The Entrepreneurial Mindset’ will tackle how to overcome mental obstacles, and develop a winning state of mind towards your business pursuits.

Attendees will leave motivated and inspired with the ability to immediately apply the strategies, tactics and best practices of other women locally and across the globe.

The event program is currently being designed, check back for more details.

WED Philadelphia Program Overview

Date: Monday, November 12, 2018 (Veteran’s Day)

Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Place: Loews Hotel Philadelphia, 33rd Floor

Number of Attendees: 200 (female entrepreneurs from a wide range of sectors, women in  transition, corporate, men, students)

Theme:The Entrepreneurial Mindset’


7:45 AM – 8:30 AM – Check In, Breakfast & Networking

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM – Welcome –   WED Remarks: Elissa Bloom WED Ambassador & Executive Director, Philadelphia Fashion Incubator

8:40 AM – 8:55 AM – Entrepreneurial Mindset: Emi Kirschner Founder, Emi Kirschner Business Coaching

8:55 AM – 9:30 AM – Keynote: Wendy Diamond Founder and Chairwoman, The Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM – Global Entrepreneur: Magbè Savané Founder, Makomas Beverage Company

9:45 AM –  10:45 AM – Panel Discussion plus Q&A

Moderator – Beth Cohen Director, Business Strategy & Innovation Counsel, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC

Panelist – Gabriela Guaracao: Early stage, launch in business Founder, Americae

PanelistLisa Miccolis: Mid stage, 2– 5 years in business Founder, Monkey and The Elephant

PanelistReshma Moorthy: Mature stage, 5+ years in business Founder, Frontier Technologies

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM  – Coffee Break

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM – Speed Networking Session led by Jennifer Lynn Robinson Founder, Purposeful Networking and President

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Lunch

12:45 PM –    12:50 PM  – Proclamation from the State of PA with Salima Suswell Founder & CEO, Evolve Solutions LLC

12:50 PM – 1:20 PM – Veteran’s Day: Honoring Female Veterans

Presenter – Sheila Hess City Representative, City of Philadelphia

Honoree – Erica Webster Founder, Dub Fitness

Honoree – Rhonda Smith Founder, The Skirted Soldier

Honoree – Carol Eggert Senior Vice President Military and Veteran Affairs, Comcast NBCUniversal

Honoree – Kym Ramsey Founder, The Willow School

1:20 PM – 2:20 PM – Pitch Session –

Dana Donofree Founder, AnaOno

Tam Williams Founder, She’s It

Tammi Jantzen Founder, Astarte Medical

Judge – Liz Sigety Partner, Fox Rothschild

Judge – Fielding Kidd Director of Business Partnership, Comcast LIFT Labs

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM  – Bloom Initiative Presentation by String Theory Schools

Kaitlyn StoneStudent, String Theory Schools
Rebecca CorsaniteStudent, String Theory Schools
2:40 PM –    2:50 PM  – Closing Remarks by Elissa Bloom

Recap of day and how to stay involved and connected with WED Philadelphia

2:50 PM – 3:00PM– Break 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  – Champagne Networking Reception Celebrate NEW friendships!


The WED Philadelphia Advisory Board includes women leaders in various fields with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The board is made up of leaders who are familiar with entrepreneurship eco-systems, education and supporting female entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia region.

 WED Ambassador: Elissa Bloom – Executive Director, Philadelphia Fashion Incubator

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