Enjoyed speaking at the conference today!
I was invited to speak on: “Faith-Based Entrepreneurship: How Spirituality Can Guide and Guard Your Venture.”
Here are two amazing, inspiring women with me: Patricia Miller (CEO of Vera Bradley, left) and Julie Clare (founder of Baby Einstein, right).
It was an honor to be one of the speakers at this year’s event, and I look forward to more! I met a lot of people who love PraiseMoves — and saw one of our OK CPIs, Bobbi Mullins!
Resources here: http://praisemoves.com/inspire
The 3rd Annual WE Inspire Conference – a conference of Excellence
The 3rd Annual Women Entrepreneurs Inspire Conference was held at the Cox Convention Center in OKC. Women from all over Oklahoma were in attendance. It is an opportunity for woman to be inspired to start new ventures, or be encouraged in their present ventures.
WE Inspire, recognized as one of “The Top Ten Conferences for Female Entrepreneurs,” attracted nearly 1,000 women for the one-day symposium from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. The event is hosted by the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship in Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business.
“Women are the fastest growing segment of small business start-ups in the nation and make an enormous contribution to our economy in terms of job creation, spending power and other areas,” said Nola Miyasaki, Norman C. Stevenson chair and director of the Riata Center.
Despite the recent growth, however, she explains that female-owned businesses continue to lag behind male-owned businesses in terms of numbers, revenue, and access to capital. “There is still high potential for growth among women-owned businesses and a great opportunity for them to be more and more successful, which is why we spend the time and effort to make the WE Inspire Conference a world-class event,” said Miyasaki.
WE Inspire 2012 explored the obstacles, demands and challenges women face when creating and growing their own businesses. With the goal of helping women create and sustain their own companies, the conference is aimed at providing resources they need to turn their business ideas into workable business models.
The conference is geared broadly towards women who have just started a business, those who may only have an idea for a new business, and women who are looking to grow their existing businesses. WE Inspire is a resource-packed day featuring both local and national entrepreneurial role models discussing their failures and successes, as well as providing conference attendees with the latest in business development and strategy. With nearly 1,000 women entrepreneurs expected and more than 30 acclaimed speakers in attendance, the conference is also an incredible networking opportunity.
Thank you all who made this such an amazing event.