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LA WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY CELEBRATION!

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Economic Development invites you to attend a virtual celebration of LA Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2020.

“In It Together”

Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council declared November 19 to be Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in Los Angeles.  Women business owners have had a significant impact on the Los Angeles economy and quality of life despite significant obstacles.  The goal of the LA WED Celebration is to inspire, empower, and catalyze diverse, yet like-minded individuals, agencies, and organizations to help women-owned businesses realize their full potential in Los Angeles and throughout the world. All are welcome to join in the celebration and partake in the resources available. It is a unique opportunity for current and aspiring entrepreneurs to create meaningful connections, get expert advice and information, and gather the support and resources necessary to set themselves up for success.

The LA WED Celebration will include remarks from successful and emerging local women entrepreneurs, breakout sessions with leading experts, a financial resource expo, and networking opportunities with other women entrepreneurs and organizations.

9:45 am: Mingle before the event

Arrive early, complete your business assessment, and mingle with other guests.

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Keynote Speakers

Welcome remarks by Mayor Eric Garcetti followed by remarks from founders in a variety of industries who will share their journey, lessons learned, and challenges on their pathway to successful business ownership.

11: 00 am – 2:00 pm: Program

  • Breakout Sessions
  • Financial Resource Expo
  • Women Organizations Expo

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Stay for an after-event mixer!

  • Industry-based networking and discussions
  • Health and Wellness panel and discussion
  • One-on-one speed mixer

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LA WED 2020 CELEBRATION SPEAKERS:

 

Mayor Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles City

Wendy Diamond, Founder, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization

Katie Chin, Founder, Wok Star Inc. and Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Los Angeles Ambassador

Martha de la Torre, Founder/CEO, El Clasificado and EC Hispanic Media

Hillary Kerr, Co-Founder, Clique Media Group; Co-Founder/Chief Content Officer, WhoWhatWear; Host, Second Life

Sharon Chuter, Founder/CEO/Creative Director, UOMA Beauty; Founder, Pull Up for Change

Ellen Bennett, Founder/CEO, Hedley & Bennett

Olivia June, Founder/CEO, VINA; Co-founder, PYM

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Entrepreneurship and Start Up’s: Building an Idea from the Ground Up

Innovating and Reimagining your Business: Adapting, Growing, and Thriving

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Market and Expand your Business across Facebook and Instagram with Facebook Elevate

Business Trends: A Discussion with Thought Leaders

Navigating Uncharted Waters: Getting familiar with Consumer Packaged Goods and Venture Capital Funding

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Get Noticed: Defining your Brand and Identity

Finding Strength: Becoming a Fierce Business Negotiator and Leader

The Inner Journey: Setting Yourself Up for Success

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CLOSING REMARKS

Jess Weiner, Cultural Expert, Author, and Consultant; CEO, Talk to Jess; Host, “We’re All Going to Die, Anyway”

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AFTER-EVENT MIXER AND INDUSTRY NETWORKING/DISCUSSION

1) Industry-based networking and discussion:

  • Restaurants
  • Fitness
  • Event Planning
  • Film
  • Beauty
  • Fashion
  • Retail
  • …And more

2) Health and Wellness: Coping with the impact of Covid-19

3) One-on-one speed mixer

 

THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED. REGISTER NOW! SPACE IS LIMITED!

PLEASE VISIT http://www.LAWED.BIZ FOR MORE INFORMATION

FAQs

Is there a charge for this event?

No.  However, registration is a must to ensure you are provided a link to the event because space is limited!

What platform will be used for the event?

The event will be held on Hopin. Hopin is a virtual venue with multiple interactive areas that are optimized for connecting and engaging. Attendees can move in and out of rooms just like an in-person event, network with one another, easily share contact information through a click of a button, and engage in a more interactive experience throughout the event. The latest versions of Chrome or Firefox guarantee the best experience. However if you prefer to use mobile devices, Hopin recommends Safari on iOS and Google Chrome on Android.

Whom do I have to thank for this event?

LA WED is produced by the Mayor’s Office of Community Business in partnership with WED | Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, with support from JP Morgan Chase Bank and OneWest Bank.

Special thanks to:

Partners: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, LADOT, and Channel 35 Cityview.

Planning Committee: LA Board of Public Works, FOUND/LA, Grid 110, Small Business Majority, Operation Hope, Black Women’s Network, The Entrepreneur Organization, Canterbury Business Center, Opportunity Fund, National Association of Women in Construction, Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women, and Citrus Studios.