Local Female-Based Entrepreneurial Group Announces 2nd Annual Symposium

Monday, July 21, 2014

The WE | women entrepreneur symposium (formerly named Women At The Top Symposium or W.A.T.T.S) will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Stratton Hall.

Honorary WE Chairperson Congressman Chuck Fleischmann invites all women entrepreneurs to a symposium featuring Sloane Scott, a.k.a. the “Digital Diva” of FLO Thinkery, as the keynote speaker, and a panel discussion.  

“This will be an enriching experience for female business owners and start-ups,” said Sharyn Moreland, director of the TSBDC. “We anticipate over 300 female business leaders who will spend the morning generating new ideas and energy so they can produce an even bigger spark in their business and community."

Sue Malone, founder of Strategies for Small Business, Solutions for Success, will facilitate the symposium and Dr. Donna Van Natten will share ideas on how women in business can become more effective through the use of effective body language. “Our bodies speak volumes in a business situation…awareness needs to be intentional,” said Dr. Van Natten.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Ronelle Sellers, partner of Southside Creative Group, and include women entrepreneurs and mentors. Panelists include:  Kristina Montague of the Jump Fund, Kim White of River City Company, Alicia Brown-Oliver of Chambliss Bahner and Stophel, PC, and Cherita Adams, co-owner of Blue Orleans Seafood Restaurant and co-owner of NOLA Busy Bee Agency and more.

The event is free for all attendees.  There is limited parking and car pooling is recommended. Complimentary breakfast will be provided.

Event registration is online at: www.WomenEntrepreneursCha.eventbrite.com.  For additional information, call 424-4220 or email crollins@brightbridgeinc.org.

Platinum and gold sponsors include:  BrightBridge Women’s Business Center, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.; Chattanooga State Small Business Development Center, Co-Lab; EPB Fiber Optics; Henderson + Gouger, PLLC; Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough, PLLC; Reliance Partners; Southside Creative Group.

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