Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship

Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium Agenda

Schedule of Events - March 21, 2015

O'Reilly Family Event Center
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8 - 8:30 a.m.

Check in and networking with Exhibitors



Weston Kissee, financial advisor and regional director with Edward Jones, presenting sponsor of WES and Financial Advisor.


Catherine JohnsWelcome and Breakfast Keynote Speaker

Catherine Johns, Show Up & Shine: Simple Steps to Boost Your Confidence & Charisma.

Business owners and professionals turn to Catherine Johns when they want to get more clients, have more impact and make more money. A one-time wallflower, Catherine developed her powerful presence - and her way with words - as a radio news anchor, talk show host and savvy and sassy morning show side-chick.

Since she broke out of the broadcasting boys' club, Catherine's been guiding entrepreneurs and executives to speak up ... stand out ... and make their message more magnetic. Because when they speak with power and presence, they influence their audience to take action.

Catherine is the author of Show Up and Shine: Simple Steps to Boost Your Confidence and Charisma. She says it's time for women to step out of the shadows and take their place. Not just "at the table" but at the front of the room.


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 Panel

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 Keynote - Mixing Friendships and Business

Rita Baron, developer and principal of Baron Design and Associates, LLC, and Terry Reynolds, owner/partner/manager of the C. Arch Bay Co.


Awards for the Woman-owned Start-up of the Year and Woman Entrepreneur of the Year


After Party

Enjoy wine, coffee, and dessert and hear more about Edward Jones, as well as spend more time with Catherine Johns.



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