Speakers and Their Real-life Stories at Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Wisconsin will Celebrate, Support and Equip Women in Business

Madison, WI – The inaugural Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Wisconsin (WEDWisconsin) is setting the stage to celebrate, empower, and support women entrepreneurs in all types of businesses, at all stages, and all ages. The first-of-its-kind conference on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Monona Terrace will also present powerful speakers sharing their real-life stories to help every woman build her dream, by linking learning to action.

“Life Under Construction” will be the moving Keynote Address from Allison Liddle who has been building her life since she started her first business as an entrepreneur at the age of twenty-three. She then went on to found the national, award-winning financial planning firm, Prosper Wealth Management, and has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, and many other national media outlets.

Other featured speakers include:

Christina Outlay, a UW-Whitewater Associate Professor, and creator of colorcoded who is on a panel about social entrepreneurship moderated by Madison Community Foundation’s Brennan Nardi.

Jan Eddy, a Board Chair at Kilo, Inc., and successful Angel Investor who is on a panel with the SBA, WWBIC and Monika Wingate, about funding at any stage and any age.

Sarada, a PhD and entrepreneurial economist from the UW-Madison’s Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship will be doing a live “think tank” exercise.

Mary Burke, Founder of Building Brave

Corinne Neil, Co-Founder of the Jills of All Trades about solo-preneurship.

Anna Stern, President of Tri-North Builders, a nationwide home grown construction company about making it in a man’s world.

Dina Nina Martinez, founder of Lady Laughs Comedy Festival and Artemis Bow Productions talking about the Success Matrix

Jenny Herritz, Principal at SVA on using data to move your ideas forward, building confidence and trust.

Plus many others. It will be a full day focused on building something new beginning with you. Whether you’re starting a company, running a business, working for a business or in non-profit leadership, having an entrepreneurial mindset will help you grow right where you’re at.

The WEDWisconsin Conference is part of a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship in Wisconsin, and culminates in the global recognition of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on November 19th.

“When women are empowered in business, they have self-confidence and dignity and are more capable of standing up for one another’s basic human rights,” Women’s Entrepreneurship Day founder Wendy Diamond says. “These types of returns are life-changing for entire communities. The more people understand the impact of empowering women in business, the more they will get involved and encourage others to do so, too.”


About Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Wisconsin
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Wisconsin (WEDWisconsin) is the first-of-its-kind day meant to empower, celebrate, inspire, and support women in business and leadership by igniting women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion and advance communities. More at: WEDWisconsin.

About Laura Gallagher, Ambassador and Chairman of the Board for WEDWisconsin
Laura Gallagher is a community, local and national business leader serving successful entrepreneurial companies and nonprofit organizations primarily in Wisconsin. In 2016, she was recognized by the Governor as a Trailblazer in Wisconsin. She is the founder and CEO of The Creative Company and is a 2017 Alumni of Babson College’s 10,000 Businesses Program with a Certificate of Entrepreneurship and a 2016 graduate of Harvard Professor Michael Porter’s Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. The Creative Company is certified by the State of Wisconsin as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise.

About Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is the world’s largest entrepreneurial and financial empowerment initiative dedicated to celebrating, supporting and empowering women worldwide. WED encourages four billion women worldwide to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, with the goal of bringing hope and alleviating poverty. More at:

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