WOMANCON 2014 Spotlights Women Entrepreneurship
Inspirational Keynotes, Interactive and Educational Sessions Arm Women Entrepreneurs to Create and Grow their Businesses

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014  -- WOMANCON, a women's entrepreneurship conference series that brings together accomplished female founders with the media and thought leaders in financing, public relations, social media, technology and marketing, continues to heighten awareness of the explosive growth in successful women-owned businesses as it prepares for the second annual WomanCon conference on September 18th, 2014 at CUNY Graduate Center from 8:00am -7:00pm in New York City.

"WomanCon 2014 gives entrepreneurial-minded women the opportunity to have a rich dialogue with notable women founders and subject-area experts to gain deeper insights into the challenges of owning a business and, more importantly, the factors to overcoming them," states Laura Leites, WomanCon co-founder and CEO of L2 Event Production. "With the caliber of this year's speakers, which include Gabie Boko, Carrie Kerpen and Vanessa Loder, who are all committed to providing our audience with actionable tips from their entrepreneurial toolkits, we are confident that WomanCon will be even more purposeful and inspiring than last September," adds Adrienne Garland, co-founder and President of KMS Group.   

 "In 2013, we witnessed many firsts – for example Sara Blakely and Tory Burch - two American-born non-celebrity women entrepreneurs — making the 2013 FORBES World's Most Powerful Women list for the first time, " adds Leites.  "According to 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report issued by Babson College and Baruch College, there is a statistical surge in happiness levels among American business owners and I am excited that our attendees will learn about this data and its meaning at our event."

With even greater interest and awareness toward woman-owned businesses, WomanCon will serve as the platform from which new tools and resources will be launched and expert connections will be forged and nurtured, adds Garland.  "We are well on our way to becoming a turnkey resource for women entrepreneurs to conceive of ideas, start their businesses and grow their success in order to propel economic diversity and benefit millions of people in the U.S and across the world."  

The WomanCon philosophy of giving women entrepreneurs' practical tools and actionable advice to run a prosperous business is perfectly aligned with what we aim to do for our clients," adds Jennifer Friedman, CMO of the Small Business segment of CT.  "When starting and growing a business, it's vital that your business is legally protected, and all processes and procedures are in compliance with local, state and national laws. We couldn't be more excited to sponsor WomanCon and this inspiring day of thought leadership, idea generation, best practices and relationship building for women business owners."

WomanCon 2014 is sponsored by Sage and CT, a Wolters Kluwer business, and PR Newswire, and has strategic marketing partnerships with Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, The Story Exchange, TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, Australian Women In New York, Business Development Institute, Plum Alley, Moxxie Network, World Markets and more.

WomanCon's registration fee is $149. For a complete listing of the day's schedule and speakers, and to register, go to womancon.com/register.

Friday, August 8, 2014