Walsh College Hosts Women’s Entrepreneur Conference


TROY— Walsh College is hosting its third Women’s Entrepreneur Conference, an event designed to provide educational, development, and networking opportunities to women who are passionate about owning and operating a business.

Entrepreneur-YOU is a day-long conference on March 26 that offers a variety of workshops taught by business professionals. The event offers four tracks with work sessions and panels to assist participants, particularly in the start-up and first stage and mostly in “lifestyle,” businesses. Presenters include Molly McDonald, Elizabeth Garlow, Emily Hay, Sharon McRill, Dawn Drozd, Catherine Juon, Carlotta Tutt Holloway, Kathryn Baker, Lynne Golodner, Kim Ingram, Rebecca Davies and more.

The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Alyssa R. Martina, founder and publisher of Metro Parent magazine. Martina launched Metro Parent in 1986 and has grown to become a “parenting bible” for more than 250,000 readers. Martina has also started other publications: two additional parenting magazines and a resource for African American families titled Black Life Arts and Culture. Her newest venture is a social-networking site and app called memloom.

In 2012, a collaboration of local businesswomen created this event, driven by their determination to guide women in reaching their professional goals. These women envisioned the result of this conference to positively impact the region’s economy while helping women start and grow successful businesses. The collaborators for this year’s event include Inforum Michigan, Michigan Women’s Foundation, and Walsh College.

To learn more about the 2014 Entrepreneur-YOU event and to register, visit: thewalshinstitute.com/eyou3. Tickets are $45 each and can be purchased online.