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Women's Council Announces Stellar Program Line-up of Business Leaders for Second Annual WILD Summit

The Women's Council at CU's Deming Center for Entrepreneurship announces six panels of more than 20 women business entrepreneurs and leaders discussing today's most timely and provocative topics

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Council, part of CU's Leeds School of Business,  today announced the program line-up for its second annual (Women Inspiring Leadership Development) WILD Summit taking place on April 4, 2014.  

The Women's Council's WILD Summit will delve into the trends that are driving tomorrow's business opportunities through the theme of "The Real Story." Stories have the ability to entertain, educate and inspire students and professionals alike to continue to learn and grow, regardless of age, position or industry. During this inspirational forum, professionals from different industries and at different places in their career share their experiences, challenges, successes and wisdom. It will foster an environment of learning about today's realities for women leaders and allow participants to gain insights into key trends shaping the future of five rapidly evolving industries in which women are leading the charge for change.

Besides keynote speakers and industry leaders Colleen Abdoulah and Khalida Brohi, WILD Summit II attendees will be able to select between two of six panels comprised of more than 20 women industry leaders. These women will share their stories as entrepreneurs and leaders entering, growing and succeeding in their industries.

So...You're a Solopreneur...How will you know if/when it's time to scale?
Eighty-eight percent of women-owned businesses are sole proprietorships. This session will look at the pragmatic and personal considerations to determine if expansion is possible or a good choice.
Panelists include: Kate Brown , Founder, Boulder SoupWorks; Shawna Simcik, President, Innovative Career Consulting, Heather Margolis, President and Founder, Channel Maven Consulting; and, Dr. Alicia Robb, Kauffman Foundation. Moderated by, Cindy Moret O'Keeffe, Sr. Manager Regional Marketing, Americas, DigitalGlobe; and, Dr. Sharon Matusik, Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado.

Breaking into International Markets
Tapping global markets is often a stumbling block for small businesses in Colorado. Don't miss the opportunity to hear from local entrepreneurs who have made the leap, and learn their secrets for success.
Panelists include: Z. Vanessa Giacoman, Managing Partner, Panorama Government Solutions; Marissa Perry Saints, Founder, Dsenyo; and, Linda Appel Lipsius, Co-Founder and CEO, Teatulia Organic Teas. Moderated by, Lauren Larson.

Funding Your Dream:  Calling All Entrepreneurs
Calling All Entrepreneurs!  Inspiring leaders want to share. Learn about business accelerators, crowd funding options and angel investing strategies from the front lines.
Panelists include: Erika Trautman, CEO and Founder, Rapt Media; Nicole Gravagna, Managing Director, 10.10.10; and Zubaida Bai, Founder, AYZH.

The Work Revolution
Join leading author Julie Clow to learn how to fundamentally re-design the way we work. The objective of the session is to provide leaders with the tools they need to maintain an astonishingly "human" company culture that helps both the employees and the company reach their full potential.

Rocking Adversity:  Leveraging life's toughest times through leadership
This panel will candidly share true stories from nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs about weathering tough times in life and how to leverage these events to become a more effective and compassionate leader.
Panelists include: Carol Frank, Managing Director, SDR Ventures; Heidi Ganahl, CEO, Camp Bow Wow; and, Pam Stewart, Essenza Communication.  Moderated by Erin Weed, Founder, Girls Fight Back.

Purposeful Leadership
This is panel that will discuss thought-provoking questions as well as discuss how you create "purpose" in leadership roles. It is about rethinking, reflecting, creating purpose, alignment and then realizing the full power of a leader.
Panelists include: Cynda Collins Aresnault, President and Co-Founder, Secure World Foundation; Su Hawk, President and CEO, BBB of Denver and Boulder; Amy Messenger, Managing Director U.S. Technology Practice, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide; and, Rebecca Robbins, CEO, Milestone Software. Moderated by, Maryanne Rose, President and CEO of SpenDifference.

"We are thrilled and honored to have women of this caliber speak at this year's WILD Summit," said Cindy Carrillo, event chair for the WILD Summit II. "The topics that will be shared are ones that cross many boundaries and appeal to a broad range of interests – because they affect each one of us every day. We are excited to bring all these wonderful knowledge experts together to share their wisdom, kick-start meaningful dialogues and make these sessions of great value to our attendees."

The WILD Summit will take place April 4, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Westminster. Registration is limited to 350 participants. Interested attendees are encouraged to sign up now at (https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1347460).
More details on speakers and panels for the one-day program can be found at (http://leedswomenscouncil.org/agenda--programming.html).
For more information on the Women's Council and the WILD Summit, please visit (http://cudemingcenterwomenscouncil.org/index.html).

Share This Via Social Media: WILD II #wildsummit brings #women thought leaders, @CUSystem students & industry experts together on April 4 at @wstnwestminster #WomenInBiz

About the WILD Summit:
The mission of The WILD Summit is to provide a professional forum for women who want to learn and share; inspire and be inspired. Its objective is increase the visibility and accessibility of successful WILD women in the community to students and each other. It offers a venue for the presentation and sharing of relevant topics that are provocative and engaging to WILD women across university majors, industries and functional roles. It engages a broad audience of WILD women who fit in every place along the continuum of age and experience – bringing together those who are seeking knowledge and those with a desire to share and give back. For more information on the WILD Summit, please visit (http://cudemingcenterwomenscouncil.org/wild-2013.html).

About the Women's Council:
The Women's Council is a membership group of professional women who serve the efforts of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado (CU). It also is the sponsor of the WILD Summit.

The purpose of the Women's Council is to support the mission of CU's Deming Center for Entrepreneurship by providing access and connection for students to successful women business leaders who will provide their support and expertise and nourish both students and other women in our community to live up to their potential as entrepreneurs and leaders in business. For more information on the Women's Council, please visit (http://cudemingcenterwomenscouncil.org/wild-ii.html).

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