Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
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Women, people of color, immigrants and people over 40 are becoming the fastest growing groups of entrepreneurs

The Covid pandemic has severely impacted entrepreneurship in America. Fewer new firms are being started and are increasingly concentrated in just a few major cities in the U.S. Yet, there is growth and a new model of entrepreneurship emerging.

Join New York Women in Business for our fourth Author Talk in a fireside chat with Elizabeth MacBride, journalist, Founder of Times of Entrepreneurship and co-author of The New Builders: Face to Face with The Real Future of Business. Elizabeth will tell stories of the next generation of entrepreneurs -- and argue for the future of American entrepreneurship. 

Listen to a panel of four successful women small business owners share how they found opportunity in this new landscape, overcame obstacles and helped drive growth in this economy.

Leave inspired and energized.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 
3:00-5:30 PM ET
Via Zoom

Register for the Fireside Chat and Panel Discussion (3-4:30pm)
and the networking following (4:30-5:30pm)

The Fireside Chat, Panel Discussion and post-conference networking following are free. You must register to attend.

$10 donations are welcome but not required

You will get the link to the Fireside Chat + Panel Discussion and networking event in your confirmation email
after you register.

About Elizabeth

An international business journalist, Elizabeth’s work has been featured in The Washington Post, BBC, MIT Tech Review, Quartz, and many other prominent publications. She founded Times of Entrepreneurship to share the stories of many often-overlooked entrepreneurs she has encountered in her reporting around the world. A writer, traveler and seventh-generation Washingtonian, she lives in Alexandria, Va., with her two daughters. 

About the panel

These four panelists epitomize the future of business. Listen to their journeys to entrepreneurship and find inspiration and ideas you can use to increase your own chances for success. 

Michele Berdinis, CEO, Beeline Legal, pivoted and founded one of the first online legal practices to make it easier and more affordable for small businesses to secure and protect their trademarks.

Oneida Franco, President of Franco Blueprint, cashed in her 401K to found a firm helping small businesses streamline their accounting processes.  A serial entrepreneur, she also co-founded Casa Dos Chicas Café which imports single origin coffee from Latin America and a foundation that supports education and sustainability in the Dominican Republic.

Melissa Mitchner, CEO of The Bark Shoppe, identified the growing pet industry trends nine years ago. She launched a dog grooming business in Harlem and never looked back.

Rowena Scherer, CEO, Explore2Eat, left a successful Wall Street career and founded a business makes activity kits that help families explore the food and cultures of the world by cooking together.

Want even more?

Post Webinar Networking (4:30-5:30pm)

Join Rebecca Maxwell of Perception-Insights for a stimulating interactive session with peers. Meet in small virtual rooms and make new connections to expand your network. Get a chance to chat, connect and build relationships that will help you and your business.

Register for this webinar and networking

The webinar and networking after are free.
You must register to attend.
$10 donations are welcome but not required.


This event is jointly sponsored by
New York Women in Business and SCORE.

For even more networking, consider signing up for our monthly networking sessions.

Conversations & Connections, sponsored by NAWBO and WeNYC, offers network building in an informal environment, among like-minded professional women and with the focus firmly on building relationships, not firing business cards at each other! This will be about getting to know each other as people not just business owners. 

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Did You Know

New York Women in Business has launched its directory of women-owned businesses on its website. Anyone can create a profile for free to search the directory for terrific women-owned businesses and register a business if you have been in business a year. CLICK to find out more and sign up.

Find and follow NYWIB on social media. Check us out on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn for videos, practical tips and tools you can use immediately.

Want help from a SCORE mentor?

SCORE mentors are available to discuss your business and help you sharpen your application. CLICK HERE to find a mentor in New York.