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.


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.