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Women Entrepreneurship Conference

Montclair, NJ

Montclair State University will be celebrating Women Entrepreneurship Week with a day-long conference on Wed. Oct. 18.

Wed, Oct 18, 2017 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

Montclair State University
1 Normal Ave
University Hall 7th floor Conference Center
Montclair, NJ 07043

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8:00-8:45 a.m. Networking and continental breakfast

8:45-9:00 a.m. Welcome remarks by Montclair State President Susan Cole and Vice Dean Kimberly Hollister

9:00-9:15 a.m. Mimi Feliciano‘s address “Facing Fear, Finding Grace”

9:15-10:15 a.m. Montclair Film: An Artful Entrepreneurial Journey
A fireside chat with Evelyn McGee Colbert, about how she helped start the Montclair Film Festival and everything that it has become. She will be interviewed by Emily Lazar.

10:15-11:10 a.m. From Kitchen Table to CEO
Panel will feature women entrepreneurs who started a business from scratch, and then grew it beyond what she could have imagined at the beginning. Panelists: Logan Cohen, co-founder and co-CEO, KUDZOO; KJ Miller, co-founder, Mented Cosmetics; Mindy Scheier, founder and president, Runway of Dreams Foundation; Tracy Stern, owner, Salon Tea; Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, artist, designer and entrepreneur.

11:10-11:30 a.m. Networking break

11:30-12:25 p.m. Entrepreneurship in the C-Suite
Women from the C-suite will tell how they are entrepreneurial within a large company/organization. Panelists: Michellene Davis, executive VP and chief corporate affairs officer, RWJBarnabas; Leecia Eve, VP of Government Affairs for Tri-State Region, Verizon; Michele Siekerka, president, New Jersey Business & Industry Association; Judy Spires, CEO, Kings Supermarkets. Moderator: Kimberly Weisul, editor-at-large, Inc.

12:25-12:45 p.m. Networking break

12:45-1:45 p.m. Lunch and “Building Her Brand and Network”
Sally Glick is one of the more well-known faces in New Jersey—a marketing guru who seems like she is at every business event. Yet few know the story of how Sally arrived here 15 years ago, knowing no one, and became one of the best-connected people in the Garden State. In this fireside chat, Sally will discuss not only her personal story but her top tips on branding, networking, mentorship and more. She will be interviewed by Linda Bowden of PNC.

1:45-2:00 p.m. Closing remarks

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