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.

OWN IT! Logo



Conference Thursday, June 6, 2019

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


It's Your Time: Own It!

Why is it our time? The economy is strong; women's voices are being heard; we are supporting and helping each other, and now is a wonderful time to be a woman entrepreneur.

This year’s event will serve both small business owners operating for growth, as well as entrepreneurs interested in starting their businesses. Own It! will feature two tracks of workshops for these two audiences.


Conference Cost:

$48 Online Registration January 1 –  May 31, 2019

$55 Online Registration June 1 – June 5, 2019

$65 at the door

Includes: workshops, continental breakfast, lunch, & networking

Portrait of woman in night city-scapeThis Year's Keynote: Natalie Zfat

According to Mark Cuban: “Natalie Zfat doesn’t mess around.” After landing her dream job writing for Rolling Stone at the age of 21, Zfat recognized the growing demand for digital and started her social media consulting company in 2010, earning the praise of her former boss, Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers. “Zfat is an institution,” Travers wrote. Nearly 10 years later, Zfat is a sought-after social media expert who has partnered with some of the world’s most iconic brands, including Samsung, WeWork, Microsoft and Marriott International. Emceeing award shows, hosting videos and implementing full-scale social media takeovers, Zfat earns millions of impressions for the brands she advocates for. Zfat loves sharing her thought leadership in her Forbes column, on television and at conferences and universities, including the Today Show, NPR, Carnegie Mellon, NYU Stern School of Business, SXSW and CES. This year, WeWork honored Zfat for having “cracked the code of the freelance economy.” Zfat’s personal mantra is that success means never doing the same thing twice, unless it was really fun the first time. Her beloved social media community of 500K followers are dreamers, doers and entrepreneurs, from college students to CEOs. When she’s not engaging with them, you can find her and her laptop out and about around New York City, always with a smile and a nonfat soy Chai latte.






Upcoming Events