Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs


2017 Women Entrepreneurs Conference

University of Michigan

Detroit Center

Saturday, November 18, 2017


About WEConference 2017

Held during Global Entrepreneurship Week and honoring Women's Entrepreneurship Day, the 2017 Women Entrepreneurs Conference is a full-day business conference that brings together female entrepreneurs, business experts, media, investors, and community and government leaders to support and celebrate women in business. This year's theme is Connect, Cultivate & Celebrate!

The 2017 Women Entrepreneurs Conference offers a unique opportunity to:

  • CONNECT with like-minded women entrepreneurs to share experiences and stories to help encourage and support other entrepreneurs

  • CULTIVATE new business relationships with business experts and organizations dedicated to strengthening and advancing women's success in starting and scaling high-growth businesses.

  • CELEBRATE the contributions and impact of women entrepreneurs to Michigan's economy.

During the event, attendees will be immersed in a high-impact program featuring informative keynote speakers who will share actionable strategies on how to build and grow a successful business!

The event will also feature an interactive panel discussion, the "Female Entrepreneur of the Year" award presentation, and the opportunity to meet and network with inspiring women leaders and entrepreneurs from across the state.


The Speakers

  1. Randy Rubin
    Randy Rubin
  2. Camille Jamerson
    Camille Jamerson
  3. Alison Vaughn
    Alison Vaughn
  4. Marja Norris
    Marja Norris
  5. Pam Perry
    Pam Perry
  6. Luisa Recchia
    Luisa Recchia
  7. Amelia "Mimi" Brown
    Amelia "Mimi" Brown
  8. Lesley Delgado
    Lesley Delgado
  9. Tinesha Cherry
    Tinesha Cherry
  10. Veronica Bosgraaf
    Veronica Bosgraaf
  11. Gwen Jimmere
    Gwen Jimmere
  12. Dr. Sherri Henderson
    Dr. Sherri Henderson

This dynamic event is designed to unite women entrepreneurs in all stages of business development

Join the conversation #WEConference


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Registration & Continental Breakfast

Welcome - Tonya McNeal-Weary, Founder & Executive Director of Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs and Owner of IBS Global Consulting, Inc.

Opening Remarks - TBD

Keynote: Discovering Your Purpose: Turning Passion into Profitable Business Ventures - Randy Rubin, Founder of Crypton LLC

Panel Discussion: Women in Entrepreneurship: An Interactive Panel Discussion with Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Networking Break

Power Talk: Brand Dilution: The Dangers of Stretching Your Scope of Business Too Wide and Too Thin - Camille Jamerson, CEO of CDJ Associates

Power Talk: Setting Yourself Up For Success: Identifying Core Values and Prioritizing Your Time - Marja Norris, Founder & CEO of MarjaNorris.com

Networking Lunch

Power Talk: How to Network to Increase Your Net Worth - Alison Vaughn, Founder & CEO of Jackets for Jobs, Inc.

Power Talk: PR 2.0: How to Use Traditional and Social Media to Grow Your Business - Pam Perry, PR Coach & Social Media Expert

Award Presentation: Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award Honoree

Closing Remarks


About Women's Entrepreneurship Day

Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is a worldwide movement with the goal of empowering 4 billion women and their businesses and bringing hope to 250 million girls living in poverty. WED is the world's largest celebration of successful women entrepreneurs, innovators and job creators around the world who are taking the lead and making a difference.

Founded by Wendy Diamond, WED is dedicated to celebrating, supporting and empowering women worldwide. Through the movement, WED has grown to be celebrated in 144 countries and 110 universities. WED gathers women leaders and entrepreneurs to ultimately create a think tank and expand businesses with socially good initiatives around the world. Join our mission in alleviating poverty by empowering, celebrating and supporting women entrepreneurs in Michigan and worldwide!  Learn more