WE Symposium Celebrates 5th Anniversary With Keynote Joan Cronan

Monday, August 7, 2017

The WE | Women Entrepreneur Symposium will be held on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Chattanooga Choo Choo.  

All women entrepreneurs, those who are aspiring and those who support women in business, are invited to attend the Fifth Annual Women’s Entrepreneurial Symposium, “WE Bring Game”. The half-day event will help women at any level to develop effective and proven skills for success. Generating new ideas and energy with experienced professionals offering panel discussions, networking, and highly motivational speakers, the WE Symposium offers depth and breadth for every attendee, said officials.

In celebrating the milestone, the WE Symposium invites keynote speaker Joan Cronan to present on how “Every Day is Game Day”, inspiring women to continue bringing their A-game in business and life.  An award-winning talent, Ms. Cronan served as the University of Tennessee Women’s Athletic Director for almost three decades and has given much of her life to fostering opportunities for women to succeed.  

Honorary Chair Congressman Chuck Fleischmann states: “It’s an incredible win for our female entrepreneurs to have the chance to introduce Joan to our progressive community.  It’s great to celebrate five strong years of spotlighting and bolstering women confident and ambitious enough to grow their own businesses.  As important economic drivers and employers, it’s a priority to me to continue pushing policies that will give entrepreneurial women every chance to succeed.” 

Welcoming the morning general session in a “Pre-Game Strategy” session, featured speaker, Carol Hunter brings 25+ years of experience and passion as a personal finance expert, author, strategist, and coach.  Throughout her career, Ms. Hunter has utilized her expertise to help women (and a few men) achieve financial freedom and maximize their economic power.  Ms. Hunter said she embraces the opportunity to address the General Session, and will stir early morning enthusiasm for personal and business finance success. 

Breakout sessions are designed as panel discussions, in order for attendees to hear the grit, grime, and successes of 12 diverse women owned businesses. Topics include “Hall of Fame” success stories, “Playbook” social media, PR and marketing strategies, and “Business Game Plan” building an entrepreneur success team.  Panelists include local entrepreneurs with experiences in accounting, law, public relations, insurance, marketing, and more. 

The WE Symposium is a free community event due the donations of several area businesses. Complimentary snack, coffee, and water will be provided.  Registration is free, yet required; reserve a space as seats fill rapidly.  Event registration is online at: WERockCha17.eventbrite.com

Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and others championing women in business and in partnership with, BrightBridge WBC, Coldwell Banker Pryor Realty, LAUNCH, Stone Bridge Asset Management, The Company Lab, TSBDC at Chattanooga State Community College and Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, Honorary Chairman.


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