Together We Thrive


 Join us for the 4th Annual Women’s Small Business Summit


Tuesday, November 1, 2022
4:00-8:00 p.m.
Kirkbrae Country Club, Lincoln, Rhode Island
Keynote speaker, Elizabeth Tanner, RI Secretary of Commerce

This event is sponsored by SCORE Rhode Island and is powered by the U.S. Small Business Admistration

Why Join Us

  • Coming together as a community to build our network,
  • Engaging in topics and new learning, and
  • Supporting one another to help our businesses grow and thrive.

Our amazing Panelists:

Our panelists have success stories and gifts to share with us about the journey they’ve undertaken

  • Rachel Slattery, Wild Harmony Farm
  • Sandra Bonazoli, Beehive Handmade
  • Anita Bruno, Rhode Island Women in the Trades
  • Lexus Fernandez, Soulito
  • Amber Jackson, Black Leaf Tea

An evening of:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Panelist success stories
  • Roundtable discussions and a powerful Keynote speaker.

Plus, a delicious buffet dinner and drinks as we soak in all of the information we share.

We’re excited to announce our Together We Thrive agenda!


We’ll begin our evening with networking to connect with one another and build relationships that support us in business and in life.


We can’t wait to hear from Elizabeth Tanner, Rhode Island’s Commerce Secretary. A well-known champion of small business, Ms. Tanner has a reputation for making it easier to do business. She’s going to share her out-of-the-box thinking with us in this engaging keynote.

Round Table Discussions:

Next up, we’ll join one another at our tables to discuss, in a more personal forum, topics we’re all passionate about. This is the perfect time to get to know your table mates and share ideas and collaborations.

Five Who Thrive Panel:

Our panelists were chosen because they have success stories and gifts to share with us about the journey they’ve undertaken. We’ll hear from:

  •       Rachel Slattery, Wild Harmony Farm
  •       Sandra Bozutto, Beehive Handmade
  •     Anita Bruno, RI Women in the Trades
  •       Lexus Fernandez, Soulito
  •       Amber Jackson, Black Leaf Tea

You’re not going to want to miss this!


We’ll all enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and drinks as we soak in all of the information that the panel shared with us.

Putting It All Together:

The final component of our evening is a Facilitator-led table discussion where we can share and reflect on how we can collaborate as a community to build a network that supports us all and helps us thrive.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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. 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. 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
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.