SCORE: Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference Oct. 22 at West Chester University


A triumphant woman sitting at a desk with a second woman behind her. The annual Women's Entrepreneurship Conference is set in October.
Image via SCORE Chester & Delaware counties.

SCORE Chester & Delaware Counties is co-hosting the Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference , “Start, Build, Pivot and Grow” taking place Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Chester University Foundation, 202 Carter Drive in West Chester.

The Conference is in-person, but will also be live-streamed starting at 8:45 a.m.  

The annual educational conference focuses on how women entrepreneurs can seize opportunities, face challenges, and find support when needed to continue growing their business.

A free book, The New Startup Mindset, by Sandra Shpilberg, is available to all attendees and registrants for pick-up at West Chester University.  Shpilberg is a serial entrepreneur and small business investor.

Keynote Speaker is Uva Coles, Chief Learning Officer at Spring Point Partners, LLC. and Founder and CEO of Inclusiva, a consulting firm specializing in developing inclusive workforce strategies.

Uva has over 25 years of experience focused on designing workforce learning and development strategies, negotiating local-to-global academic partnerships, and advising C-suite executives and governance leaders on integrating systemic Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive (DEI) solutions.

Sue Weldon will be the featured speaker. She is the founder and CEO of Unite for HER, a nonprofit focusing on wellness initiatives for women diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancers.

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference will include panel discussions.

  • Entrepreneurs and the Mentor/Mentee Relationship
  • Being Prepared for the Unexpected and Seizing the Opportunity to Change

Here’s a Program Overview:

  • 8:00-8:45 – Registration and networking
  • 8:45-9:00 – Welcome and opening remarks
  • 9:00-9:45 – Keynote Speaker presentation
  • 9:45-10:35 – Panel Discussion – Mentor/Mentee Relationship
  • 10:40-11:25 – Featured Speaker presentation with Q&A
  • 11:25-12:10 – Panel Discussion – Being Prepared for the Unexpected
  • 12:10 – Closing remarks followed by boxed lunch

Fee In-person – $20 (includes lunch); Limited to first 125 registrants.

West Chester University has modified the meeting space to ensure your health and safety while attending the Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference:

  • Tables have been removed from the meeting room to allow safe distance between seats.
  •  Outdoor networking and lunch seating will be provided, weather permitting.
  •  Individually packaged snacks, boxed lunches, and beverages will be provided.
  • WCU mask mandate requires that you wear a face mask at all times while indoors on campus, regardless of vaccination status.

Click here to register for in-person.

Fee Virtual – $10

Click here to register for the virtual event.

SCORE Chester & Delaware Counties is co-hosting along with SCORE and the Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center.

The Presenting Sponsor is BB&T and Gold Sponsor is QVC.

Conference Partners are Women’s Business Connection and Montclair State University.

SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer business experts, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals.

 Since 1964, it has provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs nationwide.

SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties has been operating since 1985, with 100 dedicated volunteers today who provide confidential mentoring at no charge and offer business seminars, workshops and webinars to benefit the local community.

SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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