9.18.14SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
DREAM DOWNTOWN NYC
2014 SPEAKERS
Eileen Fisher
Founder and Chief Creative Officer, EILEEN FISHER, INC.
Julia Hartz
Co-founder and president, Eventbrite
Jennier Hyman
Co-founder and CEO, Rent the Runway
Leila Janah
Founder and CEO, Sama Group
Anese Cavanaugh
Founder and CEO, Dare to Engage
Angela Benton
Founder and CEO, NewME
WHY ATTEND

BE INSPIRED.

Prepare to be inspired by an unprecedented lineup of entrepreneurs, on and off the stage. People such as Eventbrite's Julia Hartz, Sama Group's Leila Janah, Rent the Runway's Jennifer Hyman. They'll share their stories—and lessons learned along the way—about defying the odds and reinventing business.

BE EMPOWERED.

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.

GET EQUIPPED.

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.

AGENDA

THURSDAY
SEPTEMBER 18TH

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Networking Coffee Hour

Start your day off right. Grab a cup of coffee or tea as you meet the colleagues you’ll be learning alongside.

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration Opens

9:00 AM

Welcome

Special Remarks: Eric Schurenberg, president and editor in chief, Inc.

9:15 AM

Inc. Women’s Summit Session

This exclusive Inc. Women’s Summit session is tailored to meet your needs as a business leader. Featuring a seasoned entrepreneur or thought leader, this is an awesome discussion you don’t want to miss. Come ready to learn as our featured speaker(s) tackle your most pressing business challenges.

10:00 AM

A View from the Top: Lessons in Leadership

Building a thriving business requires knowing how to lead. For nearly two decades, Anne Finucane has served as a senior advisor to Bank of America CEOs and board of directors. Today she is responsible for the strategic positioning of the company and its multiple lines of business around the world.  In this exclusive conversation, one of the most powerful women in banking shares her thoughts on the role of leadership in today’s business climate. Learn strategies for leading under pressure and how to make decisions in the best interest of your brand — and your career.

Speaker: Anne Finucane, global chief strategy and marketing officer, Bank of America

10:45 AM

Networking Break

Take a moment to share your thoughts and ideas from the morning’s sessions. During this time, we encourage you to get to know fellow Inc. Women’s Summit attendees and exchange information and observations. Follow @IncLiveEvents #IncWomen and #OwnIt throughout the event for live coverage.

11:15 AM

What’s the Ticket to Business Success?

With 60 million tickets sold, three new offices in Nashville, Dublin, Ireland, and Melbourne, Australia, and gross receipts of $1 billion last year, Eventbrite is having its best performance to date. However, as co-founder and president Julia Hartz explains, a high-performing company is not always a happy company. Hear how she reinvented the culture of her organization and in the process built Eventbrite into the global self-service online ticketing platform powerhouse it is today. Learn how entrepreneurship, like any high-stakes career , changes you. Speaker: Julia Hartz, co-founder and president, Eventbrite

12:00 PM

Inc. Women’s Summit Session

This exclusive Inc. Women’s Summit session is tailored to meet your needs as a business leader. Whether featuring a seasoned entrepreneur or thought leader, this is an awesome discussion you don’t want to miss. Come ready to learn as our featured speaker(s) tackle your most pressing business challenges.

12:30 PM

Inc. Women’s Summit Networking Lunch

Enjoy a delicious meal as you get to know fellow summit attendees at the Inc. Women’s Summit and make lasting connections with potential partners, colleagues, and friends.

1:00 PM

Where’s the Money? How to Secure and Spend It Properly

Money helps keep the doors open and get things done. In this exclusive all-star panel, we bring together seasoned entrepreneurs and experts to talk about all things money. Whether to expand a business or simply keep it running, we all need access to capital. For women entrepreneurs, the challenges to securing capital are multiplied. Learn how to scale growth with ample backing or by bootstrapping; what partnerships are a must to crate and leverage; and how not to lose yourself (or your company) in the process of building a thriving business.

Speaker: Jennifer Hyman, founder and CEO, Rent the Runway

2:00 PM

From the Margins to the Mainstream: How to Invest in Impact

Leila Janah isn’t the face of global poverty, but her innovative business methods may be the face of the global solution. Her nonprofit family of enterprises, Sama Group, provides training and employment in the digital economy to women and youth in impoverished locations. Janah will take us on a journey to discover how the mash-up of social entrepreneurship and technology benefits nonprofit and for-profit businesses as well as the global community. Learn the challenges that exist in helping budding ecosystems like this one, what the social return can be, and how to carve out a similar workable footprint for your organization.

Speaker: Leila Janah, founder and CEO, Sama Group

2:45 PM

Networking Break

Take a moment to share your thoughts and ideas gained from the afternoon’s sessions. During this time, we encourage you to get to know fellow Inc. Women’s Summit attendees and exchange information and observations. Follow @IncLiveEvents#IncWomen and #OwnIt throughout the event for live coverage.

3:15 PM

Inc. Women’s Summit Session

This exclusive Inc. Women’s Summit session is tailored to meet your needs as a business leader. Featuring a seasoned entrepreneur or thought leader, this is an awesome discussion you do not want to miss. Come ready to learn as our featured speaker(s) tackle your most pressing business challenges.

4:00 PM

How to Embrace Your Impact for Leadership, Collaboration, and Cultural Optimization

Leadership starts with you. The better aligned you are internally, the better you can be in the world. And the better you are in the world, the better your relationships, your work, and your impact will be. In this session, learn how to build upon what you have (think: intention, energy, presence, authenticity, and purpose). Find out how to optimize your impact and bring out the best in people (including yourself) to solve all kinds of leadership and collaboration challenges. And learn why the biggest part of creating and defining your impact is showing up.

Speaker: Anese Cavanaugh, founder and CEO, Dare To Engage

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Networking Cocktail Reception

Spend the final hours of the Inc. Women’s Summit relaxing with your peers and summit speakers. Grab a tasty bite to eat, sip a refreshing drink, and continue to make lasting connections.

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