Successful Women Entrepreneurs

This meeting will be the coda to the Footsteps series, Successful Women Entrepreneurs. It takes real courage to go out on ones own but the rewards, financial and personal, can be amazing. My personal journey over the last 16 months has been a delight. I am pleased to be able to bring you a panel of successful women entrepreneurs who will share their experience. The panel will feature Carolyn Ott, founder and President of Inspired Performance, LLC., Lisa Elin, Founder and President/CEO of Safari Technical Staffing and Patricia L. Bennett, founder and President of The Patricia Bennett Group, Inc. and Anne Pauker-Kreitzberg, President, Alignment Advantage Practice, Cognetics Corporation

Unfortunately Lisa Welsher, founder of Innovative Management Solutions, Inc., and Kim Shand, CEO/President and co-founder of Vega Consulting Solutions, were not able to participate due to the date change but hopefully will be able to speak at a future meeting

Featured Speaker(s)

Anne Pauker Kreitzberg is the President of Cognetics Corporation, where she leads the Alignment Advantage organizational effectiveness practice. Anne held executive positions in both the private/public sectors for close to 20 years, and a human resource consultancy for 8 years. She is a member of the faculty at the Wharton School and holds an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology. Residents of Princeton Junction, the Kreitzbergs have three daughters.

Carolyn Ott is the founder and President of Inspired Performance,LLC., a firm dedicated to helping individuals and teams define and implement strategies for success. She has been active in our chapter from its inception and we were lucky to have her speak at a meeting last year.

Lisa Elin, is Founder and President/CEO of Safari Technical Staffing. She has been active in the NJ Chapter of WITI and a number of organizations supporting technical careers for women and volunteering overseas with a group called Global Volunteers ( She is a Team Leader for this non-profit organization.

Patricia L. Bennett, FBCI is the founder and President of The Patricia Bennett Group, Inc.- Management Tools for Today's Pat runs a technical networking group in Southern NJ.

Lisa C. Welsher is the Founder of Innovative Management Solutions, Inc. IMS offers Customer Support Centers and Help Desks a variety of products and services to help reduce operating costs while increasing customer satisfaction. Founded in 1996, IMS is a privately held company based in Moorestown, New Jersey that works with organizations such as AT&T, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Merck & Co., Cingular Wireless, and Sharp Electronics.

Kim Shand is the Chief Executive Office and President of Vega Consulting Solutions. In June of 1993, Kim co-founded Vega Consulting Solutions and has helped build Vega into one of the fastest growing consulting companies in the Northeast posting growth in every quarter since its inception.

Schedule of Events

5:00 - 5:35 Registration and Networking
5:35 - 5:45 Network Announcements-election details-pass the baton
5:45 - 7:00 The Panel
7:00 - 8:00 Informal Networking and help cleanup

Meeting Notes

For security reasons, no walk-ins will be allowed. Please preregister for this meeting.