Own It! Entrepreneurial Women's Conference

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.

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Conference Thursday, June 3, 2021

Where: Student Life Dining Hall / Quimby Theatre
8:30 am-5:00 pm

Conference Cost:

$48 Online Registration January 1 – April 30, 2021

$55 Online Registration May 1 – May 31, 2021

$65 at the door

Includes: workshops, continental breakfast, lunch, & networking

Carly-Ann Fergus is an innovation ecosystem builder who served as the Director of XRC Labs, a retail tech accelerator launched in partnership with Parsons School of Design at The New School.  As Director, Carly-Ann helped to select the portfolio startups, and connected them with corporate partners, resources, and industry experts to accelerate their businesses. With a multifaceted career in the fashion industry, her work experience spans from established companies such as Tommy Hilfiger, to startup brands such as Nahm.

Carly-Ann’s keynote talk, The Transformative Power of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will highlight her career journey in fashion and how she found her purpose in the industry. Being open to change brought her to the intersection of retail, fashion, and technology giving her a new perspective on the fashion system and the ways in which it needed to innovate and move forward. 

Carly-Ann will offer attendees tips based on lessons learned about entrepreneurship from her experience running the startup accelerator program such as the keys to launching a successful startup as well as common pitfalls founders make when launching and running a business.


This Year's Keynote: Carly-Ann Fergus



Carly-Ann Fergus






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