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Courage to Lead, Power to Succeed: Becoming a Women Entrepreneur in IT

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on March 9th at The Tower Club Fort Lauderdale where our panel of Women Entrepreneurs in IT will discuss how they applied their expertise to become female founders of technology startups. We will cover topics such as entrepreneurial soft skills, pros and cons of starting a business, vendor and customer management, and how to leverage the latest technology in business.

Have you ever considered what it would be like to use your area of expertise to fulfill your dreams or turn your brilliant idea into lucrative business? Whether you are an existing entrepreneur, an aspiring entrepreneur, or have always wanted to become an innovative leader by enhancing your professional and personal development, you will benefit from attending this compelling event.

Who should attend?
· Women with ideas they have wanted to launch into a business
· Women who have training in science, technology, or engineering
· Women with extensive scientific and technological expertise
· Women who would like to be more entrepreneurial people
· Women who would like to more effective at their current positions by applying entrepreneurial principles and skills
Learn why you need to:
· Develop entrepreneurial thinking
· Take risks
· Learn how to solve problems in compelling new ways
· Lead others to success
Be armed to find anyone who will help you launch and or buy your product: co-founders, investors, volunteers, and most importantly—Customers!!

Meeting Notes: The "cash" bar will be available but takes credit cards only.
There is plenty of metered parking available - Valet will also be available

About Our Speaker(s)

Ann Jakits, Principal, Millenium Group

Ann Jakits has over 20 years experience in both the public and private sectors and is an insightful and savvy executive with the ability to match organizational and solution capability with opportunity. She has applied business strategy, innovative thinking, and her expertise in corporate, marketing, technical communication, and information technology environments to start of Millennial Group, LLC. Ann’s educational credentials include B.S., Liberal Studies, MBA, Management, and extensive education and experience in communication and technology. Her leadership, ability to facilitate, and to direct the capacity for opportunity through innovative programs and services are indicative of successfully growing enterprises.

Heidi Richards Mooney, Founder & CEO of the Women’s ECommerce Association International (WECAI™) ~ a virtual organization of women in ecommerce.

Heidi Richards Mooney is an author, business coach, and entrepreneur. She is a mother and grandmother, a wife, and friend to many. A writer and professional speaker, Heidi enjoys traveling to new countries, learning new cultures and sharing a woman’s perspective on marketing, leadership and running a business. She has written 8 books and co-authored 2, published and edited 5 ebooks and publishes a quarterly international magazine – WE Magazine for Women. Heidi’s passion is social media marketing and she help her clients develop their internet strategies, get their “blog on” and show them how to leverage social networking to grow their business. Heidi has numerous recognitions in the fields, including being named one of the “Top 50 Virtual Women Shaping the Internet” in 2005 and a “Twitter Woman to follow” by Only2Clicks.com in 2009.

Pat Soffer, Owner, Soffer Collective ~ a branding, strategy, and design firm

Patty Soffer is an innovative leader with a degree in Mass Communications and 30 years experience in the advertising business as a writer and as both a print and television model. She used her education and knowledge of agent relations and the advertising industry operates to start Soffer Collec+ive Soffer Collective. Patty has adhered to seamless integration, team building, complete transparency, and a single point of contact philosophy in the development of her businesses over the course of her career and has experienced the entire lifecycle of entrepreneurship from startup to close. A mother of two, she has balanced her home life with overseeing the planning, scheduling, financial, customer relations, and networking aspects of her companies.

Elizabeth Varian, President, Web Master For Hire LLC ~ a web development company

Elizabeth Varian has been helping service professionals create their brand and position their businesses on the internet for more than a decade. Her company specializes in Internet consulting, site design, development and maintenance. She is an expert in Internet marketing, search engine optimization, and target audience design, which makes her company very successful at putting effective strategies to use on the Internet. Elizabeth’s believes in educating her clientele to make clear, knowledgeable decisions about their web presence and her main objective is to help her clients succeed at fulfilling their entrepreneurial dreams.

Rochelle Singer-Broder
Editor, Writer, Reporter, Communications Professional with Journalism experience and Business expertise.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at:

    The Tower Club
    1 Financial Plz Fl 28 / 100 Southeast Third Avenue
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394

Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Jackye Clayton ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.