Embrace, Engage, & Flourish


 Join us for the 3rd Annual Women’s Small Business Summit


Tuesday, October 5th from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Kirkbrae Country Club, Lincoln, RI

Why Join Us

  • Engaging in learning and networking,

  • Embracing new friends and opportunities, and

  • Flourishing through support and inspiration.

Questions about the event? Read our FAQ


2021 Women’s Small Business Summit Agenda

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2021 Women’s Small Business Summit Agenda

  • 4:30 Registration and Networking
  • 4:50 Welcome Remarks and Introduction
  • 5:00 Keynote Addresses:
    • Jacquelyn “Joey” Flesner, Elevating Your Personal Brand Through
      Polished Interactions
    • Jennifer Sahady, Embracing Your Secret Talent for Money Management
  • 5:50 Networking Break
  • 6:10 Roundtable: The Future of Work
    • Tuni Schartner, Moderator
    • Elizabeth Catucci, Sterling Clinton-Spellman and Alyssa Knapp, Panelists
  • 6:45 From Start to Flourish Workshops
    • Financing and Growing Your Business: Elaine Dickson, Cristina Feden and Susan Murray
    • Digital Marketing: Jamie Chapman, Nicole Eller, Shannon Giordano and Katie Schibler Conn
    • Management: Kristen Cordeiro, Maureen Ewing, Diane Fournaris, Carmen Diaz-Jusino and Doris De Los Santos.
  • 7:25 Closing Remarks

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I’m worried about COVID. What are you doing to ensure safety for WSBS participants?

A. We are continuing to closely monitor conditions surrounding COVID-19. We will be adhering to local mandates at the venue’s direction and will monitor infection levels and the recommendations of public health officials regarding in-person gatherings. We have alternate plans in place, should a 100% in-person gathering become impossible. Face masks are recommended regardless of vaccination status.

Q. What will happen if an in-person gathering isn’t possible?

A. We are prepared to offer the entire summit virtually! Should circumstances deem a virtual gathering is necessary, you will receive information on accessing the virtual summit via email.

Q. What if I purchase a ticket and can’t make it on the day of the event? Or if I decide I’m no longer comfortable gathering in-person?

A. We understand that people are busy, schedules change and circumstances are evolving. Although tickets are non-refundable, you should know that your purchase will be supporting SCORE Rhode Island, which helps small business owners and entrepreneurs in our area through mentoring programs, seminars and business workshops. 

Q. Is WSBS participation limited to women?

A. This event supports women small business owners and the unique challenges they face. Women’s Small Business Summit is an inclusive event for those who can share perspectives, provide solutions for the unique challenges female entrepreneurs encounter and elevate our community professionally. We welcome all participants who share this goal and want to connect with upcoming movers and shakers in the local business community.  

Q. I’m interested in sponsoring this event. How do I get more information?

A. Becoming a sponsor is a great way to get exposure for your business while supporting SCORE, which has been a pillar in the Rhode Island/South Coast Massachusetts business community for more than 50 years. Sponsorships range in cost from $250 to $5000 and offer a variety of benefits based on each level. All sponsorship inquiries can be emailed to rhode.island.score@gmail.com

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