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Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Wisconsin 2017 Speakers & Panelists

The 2017 diverse Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Wisconsin speakers delivered an inspiring and motivating blend of experiences, visions, and insights women could apply immediately.

Keynote Speaker Allison Liddle – “Life Under Construction”

Allison Liddle is a John Maxwell Team certified keynote speaker, bestselling author, executive coach, and leadership trainer who is passionate about helping people thrive both personally and professionally.

As an entrepreneur, she started her first business at age twenty-three. She then went on to found a national, award-winning financial planning firm called Prosper Wealth Management that has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, and many other national media outlets. Allison is a lifelong Wisconsin resident; she currently lives in central Wisconsin with her family. Life Under Construction is her first book.

Lunch Speaker Susan Lipp – “It’s not all roses.”

Susan Lipp
Full Compass Systems

Owner and Chairman of the Board at Full Compass Systems, Susan Lipp will share her story — from having nothing, to building a business supporting employees and the economy; almost losing it all, to re-creating Full Compass into what is now the second largest woman owned business in Wisconsin.

Jan Eddy

Board Chair at Kiio Inc., Angel Investor, CEO and Chairperson of Several Successful Tech Companies

Angela Fitzgerald

Financial Educator at Summit Credit Union, Host of Wisconsin Life, Founder of Brown Girl Green Money, adjunct faculty at Madison College

Dina Nina Martinez

Huff Post Blogger and Creator and Producer of Lady Laugh’s Comedy Festival, President and CEO of Artemis Bow Productions

Mary Burke

Founder and CEO – Building Brave

 Monika Wingate

Co-Founder and CEO of Digsite

Jenny Herritz

Principal at SVA

Christina Outlay

Associate Professor – UW – Whitewater
Creator – colorcoded


Entrepreneurial economist and social innovator, UW-Madison Weinert’s Center for Entrepreneurship, PhD

 Sabrina Madison

Motivational Speaker & Social Entrepreneur, creator of the Black Women’s Leadership Conference, the Conversation Mixtape, the Black Business Expo, and the Black Excellence Youth Conference

Brennan Nardi

Communications Director –
Madison Community Foundation

Miranda Rochol

Founder and CEO – Lifebook Builder

Robin Dittberner

Economic Development Specialist – Small Business Administration – SCORE Rep.

Andrea Hughes

Regional Project Director for Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation – WWBIC

Karin Krause

Executive Director and Founder –
Hope and a Future

Tia Lyn

Owner and Designer – Contours Lingerie

Megan Boswell

Co-Founder – Jills of All Trades

Carol Goedken

CEO & Executive Director – Families & Schools Together, Inc. (FAST)

Lisa Peyton-Caire

Assistant Vice President – Life, Learning & Events – Summit Credit Union
Founder & President – The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness & Black Women’s Wellness Day

Laura Gallagher

Chairwoman – WEDWisconsin
President and Founder – The Creative Company

Anna Stern

President of Tri-North Builders

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Jessa Jeremiah

General Manager of Wisconsin’s 57 Television and the host of “Girl Talk”, “The Restaurant Show”, and “Talk of the Town”

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Emily Ruzicka

Host of “Girl Talk” on Wisconsin 57 Television


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