For women entrepreneurs and dream-to-be entrepreneurs. Learn from regional experts who will provide actionable advice, information, and ideas that you can use to grow your business.
This year’s event will serve both small business owners ready to grow their businesses,
as well as start-up stage entrepreneurs. Own It! will feature two tracks of workshops
for these two audiences.
• Getting the Word Out with PR
• A Plan for Your Business
• Knowing Enough to Be Dangerous in Social Media Marketing
• Selling 101
• Having A Business Partner
Diana Lovett, Founder and CEO of Cissé Cocoa Co, will discuss her volunteer work at a children’s home in South Africa that set the stage for her lifelong commitment to social justice. This, combined with her love of chocolate led her to create Cissé Cocoa Co, a manufacturer of delicious snack food, sold in over 4,000 outlets nationwide that utilizes ethically responsible organic cocoa while supporting farmers in the Dominican Republic.
Diana will provide a compelling and thoughtful narrative about how she started and
grew Cissé Cocoa, including what worked, what didn’t work, how she sought advice and
help from a network of successful entrepreneurs in all areas of manufacturing, sales,
marketing and customer service. You will leave the session with an appreciation of what it took for a small business to develop its products, successfully get them
to market, leverage the talents of advisers and team members and fulfill an important