Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship

Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium

“7 years of Empowering and Celebrating Women Innovators”

March 21, 2015
8 am to 1:30 pm
Drury University’s O’Reilly Family Event Center


Weston Kissee from Edward Jones, presenting sponsor of WES and Financial Advisor

Feature Speaker

Catherine Johns, Show Up & Shine:  Simple Steps to Boost Your Confidence & Charisma.  You’ll learn practical tips to help you take your place at the table . . . or create a table of your own!  Catherine is a long-time Chicago radio personality who broke out of the broadcasting boys’ club.  Now she works with women who are ready to play a bigger game in their business – and their life.  If it’s time for you to stop hiding your light, join Catherine at Drury’s WES.

When Your Partner Is Your Husband – Innovative partnerships moderated by Catherine Johns -   Panel includes  Joan and Gary Whitaker, 417 Magazine; Hannah and Paul Catlett, Studio 417 Salon, 417 Blow Dry Bar, and Hudson Hawk Barber & Shop; and Jennifer and Brad Feuerbacher, Brown Derby International Wine Center and Derby Deli.

Social Media Pane

Skills and advice for retailers, online businesses, and professional services – Emily Crites, owner of Amelia Madden, Claire Faucett, owner of engage5w, and Molly Riddle, Project Manager for Mostly Serious.io.

Luncheon Speakers

Going into Business with Friends - Rita Baron, owner and architect of Baron Design and Associates, LLC,  and Terry Reynolds, owner/partner/manager of the C. Arch Bay Company

Awards for Woman-owned Start-up of the Year and Woman Entrepreneur of the Year – 2015 winners will be announced at lunch. 

Edwards Jones Wine, Dessert, and Book Signing Event featuring Edward Jones and Catherine Johns

One-on-ones with professional services and Women-owned Business Showcase and Vendors.

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2014 WES Registration - General $25

2014 WES Registration - Drury Faculty/Staff/Student (Free)
(Drury ID required)

Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium Helpful Information


Presenting Sponsor

Edward Jones Center


Alice 95.5KTXR 101.3US BankPenmac


The Association for Women in CommunicationsSpringfield Area Chamber of CommerceMissouri Small Business & Technology Development CentersAmerican Society of Women Accountants