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Entrepreneurial efforts are in full effect in the city of Grand Rapids and more importantly, here at Grand Valley State University. Please join the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Seidman College of Business for this educational conference geared towards women entrepreneurs and empowering them to move forward with their ideas. It will give them the opportunity to network and find a sense of community in a booming city full of entrepreneurial options.

Tickets are $25.00 and include parking, breakfast and lunch. To RSVP and purchase your tickets for Find Your Voice: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs please click the link below.

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7:30am - 8:30am Networking and Light Breakfast
8:30am - 8:45am Welcome and Introduction
8:45am - 10:00am Panel Discussion:
Stephanie Leonardos: Stephanie L. Leonardos is the president and CEO of Amerikam, Inc. a designer and manufacturer of patented flow control products for industries diverse as medical, aerospace and defense. Throughout its 80 years in business, Amerikams technology has resulted in products that have made life easier for the handicapped, facilitated space travel, safeguarded our military troops and contributed to water conservation.
Jenn Schaub: For over eight years Jenn Schaub has focused interest in helping creative communities grow. After graduating with a BFA and MPA from Grand Valley State University she began working with community art collectives and currently oversees the Avenue for the Arts as part of the Dwelling Place Neighborhood Revitalization Department.
Pam Turkin: Pam is the owner and founder of Just Baked in South East Michigan. Just Baked is a cupcake shop and bakery with seventeen locations throughout Southeastern Michigan. Just Baked cupcakes are gourmet cupcakes baked fresh daily, using real butter, real eggs, and real milk. With over 40 different creatively indulgent flavor offerings daily, there is sure to be a flavor for everyone. Our goal is to get our delectable cupcakes in the mouths of people across the country, and allow them to enjoy the happiness of eating a just baked cupcake.
Laura Vaughn: Laura is the founder Sitting in a Tree, which uses modern web design principles to create wedding websites that couples are proud to share with their friends and family. From vintage to modern, we create an online experience that lets wedding guests easily RSVP and find important details about the big day, right from their computer or mobile device. Laura spends her time figuring out how to make it way easier to communicate with wedding guests before the big day. She loves talking to customers, vintage wedding gowns and a nice red wine.
10:00am - 10:30am Student Showcase and Networking
10:30am - 11:30am Breakout Sessions
Session 1: Leadership / Finding Your Voice Jeanne Englehart: Vice President  Client Management, The Charter Group
Alaina Clarke: Artist and Entrepreneur
Session 2: How to Talk to VCs, Angels and Other Investors Linda Chamberlain: Vice President, Business and Transaction Management, The Charter Group
Jody Vanderwel: President, Grand Angels
Session 3: Glass Ceiling Gone?: Women Entrepreneurs Flourish in Finance Brenda Kading-Payne: Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Lisa Rios: Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Laura Morrison: Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
11:45am - 1:00pm Lunch / Wrap Up / Awards

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