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What is the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Conference?

BEDC Presents #ChooseWomen, the 2020 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Conference that you don’t want to miss! Join us for a day of Inspiration, Empowerment, Inclusion and Elevation in celebration of Women in Entrepreneurship.

Enjoy a dynamic virtual conference that will have you engaged, learning, and entertained. The conference will include international and local speakers, Workshops, an all female vendor market, a pitch competition, food delivered right to your door, and must have swag!

Tickets are now available for purchase!

Topics

The 2020 #ChooseWomen virtual conference will cover host of topics including but not limited to the following: 

  • Investing in Women
    • Why Women Need to Invest in Women so that Women can Lead the Way
    • Investment Funds & Venture Capital in Bermuda
  • Supporting Women
    • How to grow procurement from women owned businesses
    • How to Reconcile your Faith and Family with Entrepreneurship
  • Women in Collaboration
    • What does it take to establish a Women Seed Fund
    • Diversity and Inclusion of Color in Business
  • Women in Tech
    • Introduction to Blockchain and How to incorporate it in your work
    • Women Entrepreneurs Fighting the Pandemic Health Crisis – Is This a Glass Ceiling or a Misnomer
  • Mentor Power Hour – Question and Answers with the Speakers

Admission Details

Admission to the 2020 #ChooseWomen virtual conference will include the following:

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks delivered to your Doorstep
  • International Speakers
  • Local Speakers
  • Panel Discussions
  • Workshops
  • Swag Bags Curated by the Triangle Box including products from local female entrepreneurs
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Shopping and Fun Vendor Booths

Our Keynote Speakers

We’re proud to introduce our special guests who will speaking with you this November.

Gayle (Gay-lä) Jennings-O’Byrne is a tech investor, entrepreneur and former finance executive. She helps companies scale and grow and has experience buying and selling companies. She is working to deploy capital into a segment of the startup sector that has proven to outperform yet is undercapitalized — women of color entrepreneurs (aka WOCstars).

She brings 20+ years experience and involvement in the women of color tech ecosystem to the co-founding of the WOCstar Fund, an early stage tech venture fund. Prior roles include investment banking, philanthropy, lobbying and marketing at JPMorgan Chase and Sun Microsystems. Industry expertise gained in those roles includes big data, media, edutech and fintech.

Skills include mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, valuation, and contract negotiations. Deals include Lions Gate, Artisan Entertainment, Lucent Technology, Stratus Technology, and Grupo EDC. She has been an active investor over the years, which started with the opportunity to learn via a co-investment opportunity with JPMorgan’s private equity. Her early investments include Athena, BeWell Health, Bloc, Elu (Private Sale), and Zeek & Poppy.

In addition to investing, she trains and coaches entrepreneurs. One platform for her community is a podcast she hosts called ” VCs off the Record”. It has recently formed a partnership with WE.NYC, NYC Small Business Services for a special podcast series for NY startups impacted by COVID-19.

Rachael Bozsik is an international keynote speaker and Personal Branding Coach for female entrepreneurs. It is Rachael’s mission to empower entrepreneurial women to position themselves as world-class thought leaders and public figures in their niche via the press, paid speaking, and partnerships. Think – a feature in Forbes, mic at TEDx, and Partnerships with Fortune 500’s.

Rachael has been applauded for her work in numerous international publications as a top-tier expert in elite brand positioning in 40 national outlets including Forbes, Glamour, Business Insider etc.. Through her work as a professional speaker, she has empowered close to 100,000+ women on stages including Harvard Business School, Professional Busines Women National Conference, Design Influencers Conference, Cornell, SPANX HQ just to name a few. She has also had the opportunity to partner with incredible brands including Oprah’s Leadership Academy, Loreal, Sephora etc.

Internationally Renowned Social Entrepreneur, Impact Investor, Humanitarian, Best Selling Author, TV Personality and Do Gooder! Wendy Diamond is the CEO / Founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) / #ChooseWOMEN, a non-governmental volunteer organization and global initiative celebrated in 144 countries, and universities and colleges worldwide with the mission to empower WOMEN in business and alleviate poverty.

She is an Investor and Advisor in social impact disruptive technologies and women led businesses in Health Sciences, Renewable Energy, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, Fintech and Virtual Reality, including : Producers Market, RISE Wealth Technologies, LOOK Lateral Art, IPWE, Blocktower Investments, Infinigon Group, SAFE Health App, Farma Trust, Breathometer, IGP Energy, Waggit and SNAKT.

Wendy has authored ten widely celebrated books, garnered three Guinness World Records, and has appeared in media outlets including Oprah, NBC’s Today Show, The New York Times and Forbes. She has also been a featured keynote speaker at the United Nations, Davos and Harvard University.

​Wendy sits on the Boards of Ellis Island Honors Society, World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), Global Women in Blockchain, Humane Society of New York and Grey Muzzle Foundation.

Additional Speakers

NADIA LAWS

PUBLIC RELATIONS, MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT,
THE MEDIA MAVEN

STEPHANIE SIMONS CENG

SENIOR ENGINEER – BG ENGINEERING & SYSTEM RELIABILITY,
BERMUDA ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY LIMITED

ISABELLE RAMSAY-BRACKSTONE

MASTER PERFUMER & HONORARY CONSUL OF CANADA IN BERMUDA,
LILI BERMUDA PERFUMERY

KEISHA ALLEN-SMITH

DIRECTOR OF STAFF DEVELOPMENT & INSTRUCTION AT THE BERKELEY INSTITUTE
CEO OF TARGET LEARNING

SIMONE SMITH-BEAN

OWNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR,
SMITH BEAN & COMPANY LIMITED AND SBC CORPORATE SERVICES LIMITED

HILARY ROACH

INTERIM CHIEF OF STAFF,
CONVERGE

AMRITA BHALLA

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
A.B CONSULTING

MEGAN NESBITT

PRESIDENT & FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS SPECIALIST
ABACUS LTD

CORAL WELLS

CEO & FOUNDER
CONNECTECH

LORENE PHILLIPS

EXECUTIVE COACH, LEADERSHIP & ETIQUETTE TRAINER
CLARENDON WALLACE

SURLENA SMITH

PRESIDENT
BPWA- BERMUDA

RHODA ST. JOHN

CEO - MARS SPORTS AGENCY
FOUNDER – GENERATION OF OPPORTUNITIES

DR. CRYSTAL CLAY

EXECUTIVE COACH & FACILITATOR
OLIVE BRANCH CONSULTING

CHA’VON K. CLARKE-JOELL

PARTNER AND THE DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY LEAD
THE TLC GROUP OF COMPANIES

CHRYSTAL-LYNN EL

OWNER
THE CURVY EXECUTIVE

REGINA CAREY

FOUNDER
CAREY ON

Jona Stoute

CEO
Jona Stoute Consulting
JoyceHayward

Joyce Hayward

Owner & CPA
Fusion 4 Business
KarenFranks

Karen Franks

President
ADA Group Holdings Limited
PamelaQuarterly

Pamela Quarterly

Co-Founder & Owner
Bermuda Restaurants Ltd.
VickiAbraham

Vicki Abraham

Partner
Two Four One
LauraBell

Laura Bell

Partner
Two Four One
KatherineFisher

Katherine Fisher

Owner/Operator
Gotcha Covered
Elaine Butterfield

Elaine Butterfield

Executive Director/ CEO
Women’s Resource Centre
CherylHaywardChew

Cheryl Hayward Chew

President & CEO
Meyer Group of Companies
TashaJones

Tasha Jones

Chief Operating Officer
Stablehouse
CarlaZuill

Carla Zuill

Director
Blackbook Communications
TineeFurbert

Tinee Furbert

Clinical Consultant/Occupational Therapist
Medical House Ltd.
Stephanie Lee

Stephanie Lee

Founder/Integrated Marketing Consultant
SociaLEE Consulting
VenettaSymonds

Venetta Symonds

Former CEO & President (Retired)
Bermuda Hospital’s Board
KendareeBurgess

Kendaree Burgess

Chief Executive Officer
The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce

Sandra Desilva

Founder, CEO and Chief Software Architect
Nova Limited

Nicole Warren

General Manager
Brown & Co

Allison Corday

Owner
The Ledgelets Cottage Colony

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