Seasonal Special Happenings

Female Entrepreneur Summit

When: Wed., Oct. 23

Contempo Design + Communications, the locally based founder and producer of the annual Female Entrepreneur Summit (FES), has booked 25 speakers for its eighth annual day devoted to the female entrepreneur. The event aims to allow female business leaders to “connect, learn, and grow.” It’ll take place starting at 8 this morning at the Cleveland History Center, where more than 25 successful industry professionals will share opportunities and personal testimonials. Contempo Design + Communications president and FES Founder Renée DeLuca Dolan says this year’s program is one of the best. Keynote speakers include Nathalie Molina Niño, the author of LEAPFROG, The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs and an “impact investor” targeting high-growth businesses that benefit women and the planet, and Claire Coder, the founder of Aunt Flow, an initiative with a mission to “ensure everyone has access to menstrual products.” The 2019 FES will cover an array of topics designed to help entrepreneurs learn and succeed. A lunchtime program will feature a panel discussion and dessert tasting from three of Cleveland's best dessert makers — Loretta Paganini, Shelley Pippin, and Kelsey Smith. “I’m thrilled to bring back this event for the eighth year running,” says Dolan in a press release. “When we first created FES, it was designed to give female entrepreneurs their own space to interact with other successful women who have paved the way — and clearly it’s still our mission and needed more than ever.” Tickets cost $199. (Niesel)


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