Women entrepreneurs conference March 17-18 in Lincoln

The goal of the WE Conference is to empower women entrepreneurs to be catalysts of change in Rural America.

February 24, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — Those who support women-led or owned businesses and those looking to start a business are encouraged to attend the Women Entrepreneurs (WE) Conference, sponsored by the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, March 17-18 at the Courtyard Marriott Haymarket, 808 R. St., Lincoln.

The goal of the WE Conference is to empower women entrepreneurs to be catalysts of change in Rural America. In addition to hearing from informative speakers, attendees will have the opportunity to build a mentor network of inspiring women leaders who can guide young entrepreneurs in business and community initiatives. A special emphasis will be placed on agricultural business.

“Our mission is to empower enterprise builders and we hope this event enhances the confidence of all of our students to pursue the opportunity that comes with business ownership,” said Tom Field, director of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program.

Featured speakers include Connie Reimers-Hild, associate executive director of the Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska; Rita Rocker, communications and image specialist, and career consultant with Transformation Academy, LLC; and Jeanne Bernick, ag consultant and business specialist for national accounting and finance firm K·Coe Isom.

Registration is requested in advance of the conference. The registration fee, which includes meals, is $40 for the public and $20 for students. The conference is open to men and women.

For more information or to register, visit http://engler.unl.edu/women-entrepreneurs-conference-0. Students who wish to register should contact Michelle Bassford, chief experience officer of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program, at mbassford7@unl.edu.

The Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program empowers enterprise builders by providing an environment designed to invigorate personal excellence focused on the creation of businesses. The program offers an academic minor while serving as an intersection in which students from a diverse array of majors and business interests can come together in pursuit of the American dream. 

Michelle Bassford
Chief Experience Officer
Enger Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program

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