The 2014 Women Entrepreneurs Conference is Coming Next Week

By Amanda Lewan on November 13th, 2014 / Comments

With Detroit leading the nation in the highest number of women-owned businesses, it’s not surprising there’s a lot of strong female leaders in our state.

There’s also a lot of support for women business owners including the MiCeed business conference that happens every fall, and the month’s upcoming Women’s Entrepreneur Conference. This conference is hosted by the Michigan Association of Female Entrepreneurs (MAFE), and brings together leading women entrepreneurs, business experts, and media professionals from across Michigan.

The conference will feature topics designed to help you build a successful business including, branding, social media, finding capital, procurement and contracting, developing your professional leadership, and marketing your company. You can learn about all aspects of business in one half day.

This is the third year for the conference, and Founder of the MAFE Tonya McNeal-Weary says they’ve partnered with Global Entrepreneurship Week to inspire local entrepreneurs.

“The event is geared to women who are in startups or already in business but want to take their busienss to the next level,” said McNeal-Weary. “Women still face the challenge of having access to compete on an equal playing field. We’re still struggling with various isuses with contracting and equal opportunities.”

MAFE was founded  in 2003 with the aim to provide educational programs like workshops, conferences, and we also have a special leadership development for entrepreneurs.

“We have a global access program – so women can access the international market,” said McNeal-Weary.

The event is next Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Lathrop. Check it out and let us know if you’re working with women entrepreneurs, or running your own women led business in the state.

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Amanda Lewan

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