Women’s Entrepreneurial Virtual Symposium

Women’s Entrepreneurial Virtual Symposium


The Women’s Entrepreneurial Virtual Symposium is a two-day education series to advance the capability & capacity building efforts for all women-owned businesses throughout the WBEC Ohio River Valley network and beyond. The Symposium is designed to advise, drive growth, and remove barriers for historically underutilized businesses.

During this interactive Symposium, you’ll discover the do’s, don’ts, and unwritten rules of building relationships with corporate Supplier Diversity professionals.

Plus, you’ll learn from subject matter experts in corporations, and women-owned businesses who have successfully overcome barriers to scale their businesses. They’ve been in your shoes and can provide insights on how to grow your business enterprise, and mistakes to avoid in four workshops: 1. Scaling your Business, 2. ESG, 3. Marketing, and 4. Cybersecurity. More than inspiration, this hands-on Symposium is an opportunity to work on your business and walk away prepared with a plan of action to grow your business like a pro.

This event is brought to you by Women’s Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley Women of Color Sub-Committee and sponsored by Procter & Gamble. This event is open to all certified and non-certified women business enterprises, and corporate representatives, and is best suited for businesses at or with the potential to be six-figures or more.

Workshop Topics: 

1) ESG 101

2) Leading Edge Marketing

3) 4-Step Blueprint to Scale Your Business

4) Winning the War on Cybersecurity

5) A Day in the Life of a Supplier Diversity Professional Panel


Event Details:

Time: 12 – 4 p.m.

Location: Virtual 

Cost: $50  includes event participation and all replay sessions

Registration Deadline: Register by October 2nd to receive pre-Symposium materials 

*Replay sessions are available for those unable to attend for $15 per session 


Theresa Harrison

Director, Environmental Social Governance Services


Sally Curley


Curley Global IR, LLC

Stephanie Queen

AVP, Enterprise Marketing (Innovation, Digital, Partnership, Ventures)


Jessica Shely


GPD Creative Agency

Jo Haight

Senior Director, Supplier Citizenship Leader

Procter & Gamble


Lynnise Smith

Executive Director


Tasha Wood

Supplier Diversity Manager


Melanie Rae-GBP_email

Melanie Rae

Founder & Author

Guided Business Plan

Stephanie Smith

Chief Inclusion Officer

Fifth Third

Kristin Harper

Founder & CEO

Driven to Succeed

Carla Donev

Chief Information Security Officer



Lynn Child

Principal Founder & President


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