Obama Cabinet Member Spotlights Women’s Entrepreneurship at United State of Women Summit

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) — SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will host a United State of Women entrepreneurship summit on Monday, June 13, to examine entrepreneurship, innovation and ways to support female entrepreneurs with access to capital and increasing markets.  The Summit will include discussions about opportunities for women entrepreneurs and experiences from experts in the field.  Summit will include discussions on access to capital, access to private, international and public sector markets, innovation, intellectual property and investing.  The Summit will also highlight a keynote address and a forum from other members of President Obama’s Cabinet, relevant plenary sessions and action panels.

WHAT: United State of Women: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Summit

WHEN: June 13, 2016 (1-5:30 p.m.)

WHERE: The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
Atrium Ballroom
Washington, D.C.

Fireside Chat with SBA Administrator and Young Entrepreneur (1-2:00 p.m.)
WHO: Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration (@MCS4Biz)
Mikaila Ulmer, Founder and CEO of Me & the Bees Lemonade (@MikailasBees)

Plenary: Women Who Have Made It: Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs (2-3:00 p.m.)
WHO: Moderator: Doug Kramer, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
Lisa Price, CEO, Carol’s Daughter (@carolsdaughter)
Nely Galán, CEO, the Adelante Movement (@AdelantePower)
Katherine Berman and Sophie LaMontagne, Co-Founders, Georgetown Cupcakes (@GTownCupcake)

Keynote Address: (3-3:15 p.m.)
WHO: Megan Smith, U.S. Chief Technology Officer (@USCTO)

Plenary: Investing in High Growth Women Entrepreneurs (3:15-4:00 p.m.)
WHO: Moderator: Mark Walsh, Associate Administrator, Office of Innovation and Investment, U.S. Small Business Administration (@SBAgov)
Mina Pacheco-Nazemi, GCM Grosvenor Private Markets
Alicia Syrett, Pantegrion (@AliciaSyrett)
Julie Hanna, Board Chair, Kiva (@JulesHanna @kiva)
Amy Millman, CEO, SpringBoard (@SpringboardEnt)

Plenary: The Federal Government’s Buying Power and Call to Action (4-4:15 p.m.)
WHO: Denise Turner-Roth, GSA Administrator (@DeniseUSGSA)

Action Panel: Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Inclusive Entrepreneurship (4:25-5:20 p.m.)
WHO: Moderator:  Sarah Harris, General Counsel, United States Patent and Trademark Office (@USPTO)
Maria Ortiz, CEO, Generation Games (@7GenGames)
Jessica O. Matthews, CEO and founder, Uncharted Play (@uplayco)
Rachel Payne, CEO & co-founder, FEM Inc. (@FEMInc)

Action Panel: Innovations for Women and Working Families (4:25- 5:20 p.m.)
WHO: Moderator: Diana Doukas, Director, White House Business Council (@Diana44)
Kathleen Kennedy, President, MIT Technology Review (@Kathleenkennedy)
Trish Costello, CEO, Portfolia (@trishcostello1, @Portfolia1)
Dawn Dickson, CEO, Flat Out of Heels (@FlatOutofHeels)

Action Panel: Accessing Capital and Market Opportunities (4:25-5:20 p.m.)
WHO: Moderator: John Shoraka, Associate Administrator, Government Contracting and Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration (@SBAgov)
Andrea Turner Moffett, Co-Founder, PlumAlley (@plumalleyco)
Sarah Wilson, Senior Director, Wal-Mart’s Women’s Economic Empowerment (@Walmart)
Elizabeth Valquez, CEO, WECONNECT (@WEConnection)
Connie Evans, CEO, Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) (AEOWorks)

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