Part one of the wonderful Flight to Freedom event was inspiring in and of itself, but part two holds a special place in my heart – the Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit and Awards hosted at The Purple Orchid Inn Resort and Spa, in Livermore, CA where I got to mix and mingle with some of the most inspiring women entrepreneurs and leaders from around the Bay Area and from around the world!
“The 2nd Annual Flight to Freedom Summit organized by Blossom Ventures, is the premiere Bay Area business networking event for leading entrepreneurs, investors and philanthropists. The exclusive invitation only event is “designed to showcase the Bay Area’s vibrant entrepreneurial community.”
Recognizing the contribution and vast potential impact of women in the entrepreneurship space, this year Blossom Ventures added the Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit & Awards (WESA) to the lineup, which takes place in the evening and features a panel discussion by several of this year’s winners about the state of entrepreneurship and opportunities for women.
This year’s WESA kickoff will feature Michelle Patterson, founder of the California Women’s Conference, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Adryenn Ashley. “EnterTrainer, Success Solutionist” Dean Hankey will MC.” -flight2freedom.com
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The 2013 Women’s Entrepreneurship Award Winners:
Visionary Leader of the Year : Kim Box, Founder of Kamere // Industry Innovator of the Year: Margaret Graziano, Founder of KeenHire and creator of the Conscious Hiring® process // Trailblazer of the Year: Annette Ermshar, Ph.D., M.S., ABPP, Forensic Expert/Forensic Psychology // Service Leader of the Year: Linda Jenkinson, CEO of Les Concierges // Team Builder of the Year: Jennifer Winn, Winn Performance Partners // Advocate of the Year: Shanthi Narayanan, Co-Founder of Flyplist // Comeback of the Year: Elyssia Wassung, Founder of 2 Chicks with Chocolate // Pathfinder of the Year: Peggy Harper Lee, Author of “Spoiled: Fresh Ideas For Parenting Your Entitled Child At Any Age” // Mom Inventor of the Year: Tanya Lewis, Founder of Green Glider // Community Builder of the Year: Christine Trice, founder of “OMG I So Need a Glass of Wine or I’m Gonna Sell My Kids”