Women's Enterprise Forum Meeting & Keynote

1:00 P.M. - 5:00 p.m. 


Open to all WBENC-Certified WBEs

The Women’s Enterprise Forum Meeting brings together WBEs from across the country. This meeting provides a collaborative environment where WBEs can connect, learn, and network.

The Forum will convene on Monday, June 18 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. in Grand Riverview Ballroom B at the Cobo Center.

Agenda Overview

  • 1:00 - 1:30 PM: WBENC Network Updates
  • 1:30 - 3:00 PM: Leveraging Expertise: A Discussion on Angel Investors and Venture Capital featuring:
    • Mary McEvoy Vice President, Commodities at PepsiCo
    • Kelly Hoey, author and expert
    • Carolyn Cassin President & CEO of Michigan Women Forward and General Partner, BELLE Michigan Impact Fund
  • 3:00 - 3:15 PM: Intro to Women Impacting Public Policy
  • 3:15 - 3:30 PM: Student Entrepreneur Program Overview
  • 3:30 - 4:00 PM: Networking
  • 4:00 - 5:00 PM Keynote: Build Your Dream Network by Kelly Hoey
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM: Keynote book signing



Open to all conference attendees

WBENC is excited to bring acclaimed networking guru Kelly Hoey as the keynote for the Women's Enterprise Forum Meeting. Kelly's book Build Your Dream Network helps readers build and activate powerful networks to achieve both their long and short-term goals. Join Kelly afterward for a book signing. Learn more about Kelly.