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The Enterprising Women Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization and sister organization of Enterprising Women magazine, is hosting a series of mentoring events around the U.S. to connect outstanding high school girls with an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) with outstanding women entrepreneurs in their local community.

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Raleigh, NC  - February 7, 2017

We are actively seeking High School girls for the Raleigh area. Click here to register if you are a High School Girl wanting to register for the RALEIGH Event.


Triangle Young Enterprising Women Mentoring Forum
Hosted by the Enterprising Women Foundation

February 7, 2017

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Center for Architecture and Design
14 E. Peace St.
Raleigh, NC 27604


Connecting Triangle high school girls with an interest in the STEM fields with
Triangle women entrepreneurs for inspiration and mentorship!

Please click Event Ticket
below to begin the registration process. 

Event Ticket: $40 Honorary Co-chair: $250
2 event tickets; name listed in event program

Or if you wish to be a sponsor,
choose your sponsorship level.

4 event tickets; name in event program; introduced from podium

Table of 8 event tickets; name in program; welcome remarks from podium

Sponsor scholarship for one high school girl and her guardian; table of 8 event tickets; welcome remarks from

For every $2,500 raised at this event, one high school girl from our area will be chosen
as a scholarship recipient to attend the 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference with her parent or guardian to participate in workshops, leadership training, and mentorship. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for this scholarship recipient!

yew leavesMeet our dynamic panel of speakers...
  • Jennifer Sealey-Voyksner, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, ImmunogenX
  • Elizabeth A. Campbell, M.D., Urban Ministries of Wake County
  • Erin Sterling Lewis, AIA, Principal/Owner, in situ studio
  • Sepideh Saidi, PE, President/CEO, SEPI Engineering & Construction, Inc.
  • Michelle Keaton-Barrow, CEO, Keaton Barrow Realty, Inc.
  • Shelli Dallacqua, President, Shelten Media
  • Moni Singh, Founder/CEO, STEM for Kids

Moderated by Monica Smiley, Publisher/CEO of Enterprising Women and President, Enterprising Women Foundation. 



For more information contact:
Beth Blake: 919-300-0005



Minneapolis, MN - February 23, 2017



Thursday, February 23, 2017

4:30 – 8:00 pm

1307 Glenwood Ave. 
Minneapolis, MN

Please click Event Ticket
below to begin the registration process. 

Event Ticket: $45

Or if You Wish to be a Sponsor
Choose Your Sponsorship Level...



Includes listing in the program, tickets for four guests, and opportunity to provide welcome remarks.

Gold Level

Includes listing in the program, tickets for four guests, and ticket sponsorship for six high school girls.
Co-Chair Ticket

Includes listing in the
program and tickets for two guests.


Help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 in scholarship funds to send four Minneapolis area young women to the 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference to attend workshops, participate in leadership training, and experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be mentored by some of the finest women entrepreneurs from across the U.S. and around the globe!


yew leavesProgram Highlights Include...

A keynote address from Bridgett Reynolds, Dean of Construction Science Dunwoody College

A panel discussion with STEMpreneurs from the Minneapolis area

Speed mentoring to connect the high school girls with women entrepreneurs

yew leavesAbout our Keynote Speaker...

reynolds bridget

Bridget Reynolds has served Dunwoody College as the Dean of Construction Sciences since 2008. As an educational leader, Dean Reynolds places a high value on participatory governance and team-based leadership, a foundational philosophy she sees as essential in her role as an effective and successful leader. Dean Reynolds believes strong community relationships are paramount to the health of the system’s institutions and critical to the economies of their local communities and as such serves on numerous community and academic boards.





For more information contact:

Lili Hall, President/CEO, KNOCK, Inc.:

Deborah Delaney, Founder/CEO, Touching Lives Adult Day Services:


Toronto, ON - November 25, 2016


Friday, November 25, 2016
4:00 – 6:00 pm
MARS Discovery District CR3 101 College Street,
Toronto, ON, M5G 1L7

Network ...
with some of the area’s leading women entrepreneurs, STEMpreneurs, and business leaders from diverse industries

Encourage and positively impact ...
the lives of area high school girls aspiring to become entrepreneurs or STEM professionals, through one-on-one discussions and small group dialogue with the girls.

Our Panelists ...

Brittany Pequegnat, BSc[Tech], MSc, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Brittany has achieved 3 degrees in various fields of chemistry, most recently her PhD, and she will be moving to Boston in January to start a post-doctoral fellowship to continue her research in carbohydrates. She has also been involved with 3 different STEM outreach programs on a volunteer basis.

Laura Marciniwe, BScE, P.Eng., P.E.
President and Chief Engineer
Teletek Structures Inc.

Laura graduated from Queen’s University with a BScE in Civil Engineering. Since graduation, she has been working in the Telecommunication Infrastructure industry throughout North America.

Renée Hlozek BSc Hons, MSc, DPhil (Oxon)
Assistant Professor of Astrophysics
Dunlap Institute & Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto

As an astronomy professor at the University of Toronto, Renee has been fully engaged in STEM for over ten years. She is passionate about communicating science to the public, especially challenging the idea of stereotyping what Scientists ‘normally’ look like.

Corinne Sharp
Sharp Perspectives

At Microsoft, Corinne Sharp built, led and nurtured one of the largest partner ecosystems within IT. Globally, this tech veteran has trained hundreds of sales leaders and marketing executives in growth planning. Now, President of Sharp Perspectives, she continues to be passionate about well-executed strategy for start-ups. Her advisory work on boards and incubators allows Corinne to give back to new companies and young women looking to build the foundations for an amazing business venture.

Guest Speaker ...
nancy watt

Nancy Watt is a sought after speaker, writer and improviser. A graduate of Second City’s Improv Conservatory and Sketch Writing Programs, this consummate professional delivers dynamic workshops on communications and creativity in unconventional environments. A recent colloquium at University of Toronto Physics department described her talk as "easily one of the most dynamic and effective colloquia we have ever given". Rated in the top five of the Leadership Workshops at the International Microsoft World Partner Conference and a regular at Huffington Post's team building events, Nancy delivers powerfully creative and memorable sessions. She delivers her energy, talent and humour to the corporate, education and healthcare sectors. Her improv work is referenced in academic papers for pedagogical experiential learning.

Nancy's passion is about connecting through effective communication. She holds a special place in her heart for girls wanting to enter STEM careers and as such, is delighted to be speaking at Enterprising Women's event. Nancy has taught improv and communication to physicists, engineers, mathematicians and technologists. She delights in watching them discover creativity and a new way of learning.

A community minded advocate, she chairs School Parent Councils and is a member of St. Joseph's Healthcare Quality Council.

Nancy lives in Dundas, Ontario with her husband Michael, two teenage boys Eric and Scott and their loyal dog Tuck.

Please click your ticket level
below to begin the registration process. 

Individual Ticket: 
Supporter Ticket: 
Includes one regular ticket 

and supports 
a youth attendee

Supporter Ticket: 
Includes one regular ticket 

and supports 
two youth attendees
Supporter Ticket: 
Includes one regular ticket 

and supports 
three youth attendees

Or if You Wish to be a Sponsor
Choose Your Sponsorship Level...

Gold Sponsor

Benefits: Listed in the
program and recognition from the podium along with a listing on the
Enterprising Women Website


Benefits: Listed in the program and recognition from the podium 

Benefits: Listed in program

For more information contact: 
Kelly Niessen at
Marty Britton at


Ann Arbor, MI - Donate Here


forum headerFriday, November 11, 2016
4:00 – 6:00 pm

Go Where Meetings Matter
4735 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Enterprising Women Foundation is inviting you as well as young girls interested in the STEM field to come and listen, ask questions and mingle with successful women in these fields. There will be a panel discussion with a Q & A section first and then lots of opportunities for more in-depth conversations around tables. In addition, by a nominating process of these girls, one of them will be given the opportunity to attend the Enterprising Women Annual Meeting in Florida, April 2017. We are looking to send one girl with a chaperone for this unique opportunity to learn more and to spark their interest even more in this field. To be able to do so, we need your support! The cost to send one girl is $2500 and we would love to be able to reach this goal.

All other expenses are taken care of by the organizing group. So, please come and listen and please donate - or just donate :-), so that we will be able to give one girl the opportunity to attend 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration and Conference. You can read more about the event here

This is truly a unique opportunity to spark interest for the STEM field in these young woman, and we are grateful for your support. Please click on the link below to make your donation.

Thank you so much for donating!

Sassa Akervall, CEO
Akervall Technologies
Enterprising Women Advisory Board member

Jan Davies McDermott
Athen International
Board Director

Hannah Hensel, CEO
Brio Device, LLC

Blaire Miller
The Hunter Group
International Executive Search

Please click your Donation level
below to begin the donation process. 

Gold Sponsor: 
Silver Sponsor: 

Bronze Sponsor: 



Maureen O'Connor
March 14, 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed the EW event last week and was honored to be among an inspiring group of women. I admit to hesitating attending this event as there is so much going on in business and life – I am very happy that my decision was to attend.

The break out sessions were excellent and … read more
Emily Chen
March 14, 2016
This is Emily Chen, and I was given the amazing opportunity to hear your story and advice Sunday, February 28th, 2016 and well as on Monday, February 29th, 2016. Finding a niche and focusing on a growing sector is really an interesting concept that was completely new to me and one that I will now … read more
Emily Chen
March 14, 2016
This is Emily Chen, and I really wanted to express my gratitude and say thank you for creating this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to network and learn from so many influential Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders. I took from the workshops so many pieces of advice that I have already implemented … read more
Makéla Hughes
March 14, 2016
I cannot thank you enough for the amazing opportunity to attend the conference last week in Miami. While I certainly had high expectations, I didn't dream of hearing from and personally talking with so many successful women who are so dedicated to making a difference for other women. They inspired … read more
Courtney O'Beirne
March 14, 2016
Thank you so much for allowing me to participate in the Young Enterprising Women Mentorship Forum. I found it so empowering to meet and interact with the powerful women attending the conference. In particular, I enjoyed the 20 minute mentoring sessions. I found these personally helpful, and the … read more

Be A Mentor

Enterprising Women is a partner in the new Million Women Mentors (MWM) initiative.

The initiative supports the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mentors — women and men — to increase the interest and confidence of young women to pursue and succeed in STEM degrees and careers.

Read the full news release.


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