Women Entrepreneurship Week at Montclair State

Please note info below about two free events at Montclair State on Oct. 18 and 19 as part of the fourth annual Women Entrepreneurship Week. Both events are open to the public and there is no cost to attend, so feel free to tell others.

Oct. 18, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. “Women Entrepreneurship Week Conference” University Hall Conference Center, Montclair State From Evelyn McGee Colbert talking about the creation of the Montclair Film Festival to Sally Glick discussing how to build a brand, this conference will provide inspiration and motivation to women wherever they are on the spectrum of being/becoming an entrepreneur. The conference also features panels on how entrepreneurs started their companies, and C-suite execs sharing how to be entrepreneurial within large organizations. Other speakers include Judy Spires, Leecia Eve, Michellene Davis, Michele Siekerka, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Linda Bowden and Mimi Feliciano. See the full list of speakers and agenda, and to register for this free event: http://bit.ly/Oct18WEW Oct. 19, 6-8:30 p.m. “WEW – Social Entrepreneurs Changing the World” University Hall Conference Center, Montclair State This Women Entrepreneurship Week event will feature a keynote address by Alfa Demmellash, who grew up in Ethiopia, immigrated to the U.S., graduated from Harvard and started a nonprofit to empower under-served urban entrepreneurs to start businesses. The event also features a panel of social entrepreneurs including: Alfa Demmellash; Laurel Dumont, a former teacher who is sparking educational change in Newark and beyond; Susan MacLaury, an Emmy winner using her talents to produce films about at-risk children; Denisse Rojas Marquez, the first undocumented student at Mt. Sinai‚Äôs medical school who started a national nonprofit to help undocumented young people pursue careers in health care. The moderator is Linda Lacina, managing editor of Entrepreneur Media. Event is free and open to the public. More info and to register: http://bit.ly/Oct19WEW

In four years, Women Entrepreneurship has grown from a brainstorming session in a Montclair State cubicle into an international celebration. So far for 2017, we have universities/nonprofits in more than a dozen countries from Australia and Thailand, to Pakistan and Kosovo committed to holding WEW events. In the U.S., universities in 15 states are onboard, from Smith College in the Northeast to University of Iowa and Northwestern in the middle of the country, and from Xavier in the South to University of Oregon in the Northwest. In New Jersey, home of WEW, more than 20 nonprofits will hold events including Princeton, Rutgers, Rowan and Monmouth universities. All of these efforts are a way to shine a light on the importance of women entrepreneurs, while also inspiring and motivating female founders. You can learn more at: WomenEntrepreneurshipWeek.com