Join some of the world's most influential entrepreneurs at the Inc. Women's Summit, where you'll connect with other business owners, hear inspirational stories, and learn valuable tactics you can use in your own company. You don't want to miss out on this transformative, one-day event. Sellout expected! Purchase your tickets today.
Prepare to be inspired by an unprecedented lineup of entrepreneurs, on and off the stage. People such as Drybar’s Alli Webb, Stella & Dot’s Jessica Herrin, Yahoo Food’s Kerry Diamond and Rebecca Minkoff. They’ll share their stories—and lessons learned along the way—about defying the odds and reinventing business.
Surround yourself with more than 200 savvy female business owners with diverse backgrounds, passions, and pursuits for a day of candid conversation, provocative thinking, innovative business ideas, and workable solutions. They’ll have you energized and empowered to build a thriving business and life.
Have your most-pressing business challenges, concerns, and questions addressed in this open forum. You will receive practical advice, feasible solutions, and innovative ideas on how to fund, launch and grow your business from veteran entrepreneurs.
Start your day off right. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a bite to eat as you meet the amazing people you’ll be learning alongside.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Special Remarks: Eric Schurenberg, president and editor in chief, Inc.
Is your life your work or is your work your life? Kerry Diamond has an appetite for following her passions. From food to beauty to fashion, Diamond has just about done it all. This executive-turned-entrepreneur-turned-restaurateur will share her view from the top, which involves juggling several high-profile roles. In this session, discover whether work-life balance is a myth or not and how it can affect your bottom line. Learn how to lead under pressure and make decisions in the best interest of yourself and your brand. And find out how to pivot not just within your company, but also within your professional life. It may seem scary, but it’s doable and can be deliciously satisfying.
Speaker: Kerry Diamond, editor-in-chief, Yahoo Food; co-founder and editorial director, Cherry Bombe; and co-owner, Smith Canteen, Wilma Jean, and Nightingale 9
Alli Webb did the unthinkable: She disrupted an industry and in the process created a market niche for herself and a multimillion-dollar business. In this session, Webb will share just how she monetized the wash-and-blow-dry service into a healthy business model—growing from $1 million to $70 million in five years despite heavy competition, with nearly 50 Drybar shops nationwide and counting. Learn why you shouldn’t fear competition and copycats, how to win by staying true to your vision, and why every client/customer’s happiness must be a group effort.
Speaker: Alli Webb, founder, Drybar
5:50 PM - 7:15 PM