Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit

Creating, Collaborating, & Changemaking with Confidence
Women featured at the 2020 WES: Taylor Williams, Seyi Falade, Sara Schley, Dr. Bertrhude Albert, Robyn Crawford and Victoria Wylde
2020 Summit
November 6th
Virtual Event

This annual event, hosted by the UF Warrington College of Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, offers inspirational stories and lessons learned from successful women entrepreneurs. The event provides opportunities for women to connect with peers and other successful female business leaders to foster a community of women in entrepreneurship where they benefit through mentoring, network building, start-up and career advice, internships and role models.

2020 Summit

November 6, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Offered virtually via Zoom

Learn about, share and celebrate the empowering potential of women’s entrepreneurship.

The UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center and the Collaboratory for Women Innovators invite students, faculty, staff, and members of the UF community to attend the 2020 Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit. This event offers inspirational stories and lessons learned from successful women entrepreneurs. The event provides opportunities for UF women to connect with peers and other successful business leaders to foster shared learning and community-building, as well as networking, mentoring, start-up and career advice, and career connections.

The 2020 virtual event will feature:

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    Taylor Williams (keynote)

    Creative Director of Guts & Glory GNV, a storytelling venture focusing on using improv and communications training to help teams and companies build positive culture, and Lead Facilitator of Guts & Glory Creative Consulting

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    Seyi Falade

    Vice President of Cornerstone Barricades, a Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) service provider specializing in road construction and safety

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    Sara Schley

    President of Seed Systems consulting, and WeTheChange, a non-profit for women CEOs of Certified B Corporations and other purpose driven organizations who share a belief in the power of business as a force for good

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    Dr. Bertrhude Albert

    CEO and co-founder of P4H Global, a non-profit working to redefine aid by partnering with Haitian educators to provide quality teacher training

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    Robyn Crawford

    Founder of Eden Books, an online publisher and bookstore of romance novels focused on elevating the voices of women authors

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    Victoria Wylde

    CEO and Founder of Alterra Hemp, a hemp genetics lab & seed plant farm providing genetically-superior plants to farmers from coast to coast

Presented by:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, Warrington College of Business
  • Collaboratory for Women Innovators


  • UF Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies Research
  • UF Innovation Academy

Past Speakers

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    Chloe Epstein

    Co-founder, Chloe’s Fruit

    Morning Keynote: “Entrepreneurship as a Life Journey”

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    Stephanie Hollis

    Co-founder, Solar Stik

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    Annette Cornwell Bauer

    Founder, Blakeland Construction Services

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    Brianna Bean

    Founder, The Job Scouts

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    Dr. Anita Anantharam

    Founder, LeaderLync and Associate Professor, UF Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies

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    Dani McVety

    Co-founder, Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice

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    Gina Butler

    Founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes

    Luncheon Keynote: “Sweet Dreams Die Hard” (Introduction by Maureen Tartaglione, Cox Communications)

  • Barbara Baekgaard
    Barbara Baekgaard

    Keynote Speaker
    Co-founder, Chief Creative Officer, Director
    Vera Bradley
    Vera Bradley

  • Naomi Whittel
    Naomi Whittel

    Reserveage Nutrition

  • Kim Wilson
    Kim Wilson

    Social News Desk

  • Nicole Irving
    Nicole Irving

    Irving Publications

  • Michele Brewer
    Michele Brewer

    Adams Ribs

  • Anita Anantharam
    Dr. Anita Anantharam
  • Jennifer Ransaw Smith
    Jennifer Ransaw Smith

    Brand ID

  • Leah Lytle
    Leah Lytle

    Artsy Abode