San Francisco, CA (Vocus) September 5, 2008
As we slide into back to school season it's a great time for women to honor their passion and reach out and incubate those ideas that have been sitting idle. Women from around the nation will be joining together this Saturday the 6th of September, for The Ladies Who Launch annual B.Y.O.B Event (Be Your Own Boss), a day filled with business insight, tools for growth, and personal connections.
Women are launching businesses at twice the rate of men, and they are doing it primarily for lifestyle reasons. They want more freedom, flexibility, and control over their lives. Ladies Who Launch is the first company to define entrepreneurship as a lifestyle choice and connect women online and in person to foster creativity, community, and support.
The entire day of B.Y.O.B. consists of 300+ female entrepreneurs from all walks of life learning, shopping, laughing, and networking together, with a common mission: to grow their business, to meet other women, and to share and learn through networking. As if that isn’t enough, they will also be previewed in the knowledge and benefits from our keynote and motivational speakers including:
Kathy Freston,: author of Quantum Wellness which is currently #3 on the New York Times best-seller list.
Gina Bianchini: Founder, Ning
Ann Crady: Founder, Maya’s Mom; SVP, Consumer Experience, BabyCenter LLC
Daryn Kagan: Founder, darynkagan.com and former CNN News Anchor
Arcadia Maximo: Founder, Maximo Construction
Patricia Handschiegel: Founder/CEO, Stylediary.net and Founder/CEO, Style 9
Heather Stephenson: Co-Founder, Idealbite.com
Randi Zuckerberg: Director of Marketing, Facebook and Founder, The Dot Comix
Sarah Browne: Founder, Guru of New
Victoria Colligan: Founder, Ladies Who Launch
Alison Covarrubias: Bay Area Leader, Ladies Who Launch
At this event, you will get:
Inspiration. Learning from those who have gone before us and paved the way is a lot more fun than toiling away on our own. The speakers chosen for this event bring wisdom, experience, and know-how.
Tools and resources. We also believe in providing tools and resources for you to use and implement when you leave the event, so whether you meet one-on-one with a consultant or pick up a tip from a featured speaker, our promise is to make the day valuable in a very practical way.
Community. Without each other, we can't get very far. The Ladies Who Launch community starts with the Incubator program, now in 50 cities, and also includes the many women who find us online and want to find each other. This is the day to reach out and connect in-person with a woman just like you!
Who should come? Everyone from jewelry makers, fashion designers, Web and graphic designers to stylists, film producers, artists, entrepreneurs, and founders of non-profits will come together under one roof to talk, listen, and exchange ideas. Some of us will be contemplating our next move or trying to decide when to get off the bench and get in the game. All are welcome!