A Full Day Conference for Women Entrepreneurs during Women’s History Month
Washington DC—Washington DC SCORE, along with Arlington Economic Development BizLaunch and Montgomery County, Maryland, will host a Wine Tasting and Networking Reception on Wednesday, March 18th and a full day of learning on Thursday, March 19th for women entrepreneurs whether they are in the early stages of business, ready to scale or managing later stage growth.
At the Wednesday night reception, speakers, fellow women entrepreneurs and special guests will mingle, sip wine from local women-owned vineyards, enjoy night views of the DC skyline and be inspired by the Women Entrepreneurs in History exhibit to celebrate Women’s History Month.
The next day’s conference sessions will cover a range of topics, including leadership, marketing and resources – specifically tailored to the three business life stage tracks Creativity to Start, Confidence to Scale and Courage to Soar. Featured speakers at the conference include Rania Habiby Anderson, author of Undeterred: The Six Success Habits of Women in Emerging Economies, presenting the Opening Keynote Being Undeterred; Wilma Jones, Washington Post business contributor and Positivity Expert presenting the Luncheon Keynote Creativity, Confidence and Courage. What's the Fourth 'C' to Help Your Business SCORE?; and Carol Roth, entrepreneur and media personality moderating a panel of successful women entrepreneurs Denita Conway, Elma Levy and Kristin Sharpe.
“Small companies provide the greatest opportunities in the U.S. economy. And with the number of women-owned small businesses increasing 50 percent faster than the overall number of small firms, weTHRIVE aims to address issues these women face during their entrepreneurial journey,” says Washington DC SCORE Chapter Vice-Chair and weTHRIVE organizer Mariann Zylstra. “We put together the tracks, sessions, tools and resources to help answer their questions at weTHRIVE,” Zylstra added.
weTHRIVE Wine Tasting & Networking Reception will take place at the Arlington Economic Development in Arlington, VA, on March 18, from 6pm to 8pm. weTHRIVE Conference & Expo will take place at the Silver Spring Civic Building in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, on March 19. The doors open at 8AM for check-in and the conference starts at 9AM. Space is limited. Registration and early pricing ($125 includes the reception) closes on March 12th.