The Jewish Woman Entrepreneur (JWE) has announced its 2015 business conference. To accommodate the growing demand, the conference has been expanded to a two-day event. Beginning Sunday evening on October 18 and ending Monday afternoon, this year’s program will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut.

The JWE event is the only conference of its kind, bringing together business owners, nonprofit leaders, and professionals from across the world for a day of learning, networking, and innovation. It is an unprecedented opportunity for serious female entrepreneurs to learn, network, and collaborate. The conference addresses crucial business topics within an atmosphere that is supportive of shared Torah values. Attendees span a range of stages of business–from women in the startup phase to executives. Women also span a range of industries, with attendees including business owners with biotech companies, educational-development companies, manufacturing, and more.

This year’s conference theme is momentum: driving one’s business forward. Attendees can choose from over 20 sessions, including a newly added industry-specific breakout, which gives participants the chance to connect and interact with leaders in their fields. A special track has been designated for women in the startup phase of business.

The Sunday program focuses on nurturing the entire entrepreneur–mind, body, and soul. Sessions include: “Investing in Your Marriage,” “Finding G‑d in Business,” and “The Superwoman’s Guide to Balance,” among others. The Monday program focuses on business topics, including “Leading and Mobilizing a Winning Team,” “Communicating Your Brand in a Noisy World,” “Cold Calling, Warm Leads, Closing the Deal: Expanding Your Service-Based Business,” “Getting Your Products onto Shelves in the Big Box Stores,” “Communicating Your Brand in a Noisy World,” and “The Tipping Point: Crucial Decisions for CEOs.”

An exciting new addition to this year’s conference is Take it To a Million: A Pitch Platform for women to access funding and feedback from wealthy investors and a panel of prestigious judges. Women will have the opportunity to present their pitch and take up to a million dollars home to invest in their company, while other women entrepreneurs in the audience watch and learn, reality-show style.

Last year’s event drew 500 women from 13 states, and over 700 women are expected this year. The conference has also attracted the attention of a number of international and national companies who have chosen to partner with The JWE. Notable examples include Eisner Ampner, one of the largest consulting and CPA accounting firms in the nation, and Ariela & Associates, one of the largest women-owned vendors to Walmart, owned by a frum mother of eight who will keynote the event.

For information about The Jewish Woman Entrepreneur 2015 Business Conference and to register for the conference visit thejwe.org/conf. Questions may be directed to conference@thejwe.com. Pitch decks can be sent to pitch@thejwe.com. For sponsorship information, please contact Sara Steinberg at ssteinberg@thejwe.com.

What is the JWE? 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 financial stability and independence in the community by helping women launch and sustain successful businesses and careers. The JWE offers its members comprehensive and holistic support, providing access to business education, city chapters, and mentorship.

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