Calling all female entrepreneurs

CSU’s College of Business and Institute for Entrepreneurship will host the second annual Women Entrepreneurs’ Leadership Summit (WELS) Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the West Ballroom of the Lory Student Center.

The summit will address the challenges women entrepreneurs face in today’s economic environment and offer advice, consultation and networking opportunities.

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This year’s keynote speaker is Campbell McKeller, founder and CEO of Loosecubes, a private global office sharing network that was recently named by Time in the top ten New York City start-up companies to watch for 2012.

Also presenting at the summit will be Libby Cook, founder of Wild Oats and Sunflower Market, and Debra Benton, New York Times best-selling author of “CEO Material: How to Be a Leader in Any Organization.”

“We are so honored to have the amazing caliber of speakers and sponsors participating in this year’s event,” said Charisse McAuliffe, co-director for WELS. “It shows a true commitment from the university and the community to help foster the growth of women-led businesses.”

Registration for the event is $60 for the general public and $30 for CSU students and faculty.

For more information on the summit visit the WELS Facebook page.