The Jewish Woman Entrepreneur’s 2014 Business Conference is to take place on Sunday, May 4, at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, NJ. The full-day event brings together Torah-observant women who are business owners, non-profit leaders, and professionals from across North America. The conference aims to provide women with the knowledge and skills necessary to advance their businesses, while creating a supportive network of likeminded women who are dealing with similar challenges. This is an opportunity to learn, network, and collaborate. The conference addresses crucial business topics and promotes parnassah opportunities for women–all within a Torah atmosphere that is supportive of their values.
Attendees will participate in industry-specific networking, have access to investors, and hear from dynamic speakers with proven entrepreneurial and professional success. Featured speakers include: Tamar Rosenthal and Dana Rubenstein, founders of Dapple–a leading manufacturer of green cleaning products; Sarah Lipman, CTO of Power2B and inventor of Power2B’s touchscreen technology; Sasha Salama, CNN newscaster and media trainer; and Dr. Cheryl Wakslak, from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. Last year’s keynote speaker, Talia Mashiach, founder and product architect of Eved–the market leader in Event Commerce, will be returning by popular demand.
Last year’s event drew 300 women from 13 states. This year, the JWE is expecting more than 600 women. Tamara Blunda, a past participant and founder of her own business, Raliaz, noted: “To learn from frum women who have achieved tremendous financial success, while juggling large families, and maintaining a Torah lifestyle, was validating and inspiring. They exist! And, if they can do it, I can too.” Chaya Ruchi Gross, CEO of Dynamic Kitchen and Bath Interiors, a custom cabinetry design firm, also attended the conference and is currently a city leader of the JWE Monsey chapter. Says Chaya Ruchi, “The conference was a real turning point for my business. It was just the right combination of practical business seminars and inspiration. I also made numerous connections at the conference that have led to new clients.” The conference has also attracted the attention of a number of International and National companies such as Penn Mutual and Weiszco, LLC–both have partnered with the JWE.
The conference is for women involved with all stages of business development. To accommodate over 600 attendees and their diverse businesses and levels of experience, the conference offers six different tracks, featuring over 30 unique workshops:
1. The Startup Track: For women in the early stages of planning and launching their businesses.
2. The Skills Track: Focusing on building professional and communication skills.
3. The Business Development Track: Offering tools for business development and expansion.
4. The Special Interest Track: Smaller, focused workshops that are industry or age specific. This track includes a session for women who identify as ‘baby boomers’ and are re-entering or entering the workforce for the first time, as well as sessions for nonprofit leaders on fundraising and developing metrics for their nonprofit.
5. The Executive Women’s Track: Designed specifically for high-level business executives and/or women with significant business experience.
6. Mind-Body-Soul Track: Addressing the unique challenges that frum businesswomen encounter.
For information and to register, visit thejwe.com. Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The JWE is a national nonprofit organization, with a network that includes over 1,000 women nationwide. As the leading educational resource for Jewish women entrepreneurs, the JWE’s mission is to promote parnassah opportunities for frum women and support them as they launch and sustain successful businesses and careers. The JWE offers its members comprehensive and holistic support, providing them with access to business education, professional training, and mentorship. v