SENATORS, AMBASSADORS, AND THE FOUNDER OF RENT THE RUNWAY HEADLINED WOMEN OF EO LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
From August 12–15, the Aspen Institute in Colorado was home to the 2016 Women of EO Leadership Summit. This groundbreaking summit, led by Women of EO Chair Marsha Ralls, brought together more than 100 women entrepreneurs from EO around the most meaningful areas of their lives: business, health, leadership, relationships, family, and personal growth. In addition to the three days of peer-to-peer learning with top experts, participants took in the sights of Aspen, including “dine-arounds” at top venues, as well as exploring the city’s’s top whitewater rafting, hiking, cycling, shopping, and spa venues.
“Our purpose is to unify women entrepreneurs and empower them to live their best life,” said Andrea Herrera, EO Chicago member and Women of EO committee member. “Our aim is to show women founders that the Entrepreneurs’ Organization is the group of choice for female founders around the world.”
In addition to Andrea, EO Chicago member Gaia Nova also attended the summit.
Key speakers at the event included:
- Ambassador Capricia Marshall
- Walter Isaacson
- Ken & Carol Adelman, Founders, Movers and Shakespeare’s
- Jennifer Hyman – Rent the Runway
- Congresswomen Martha McSally
- Pamela Paresky, Ph.D
- Dan Lionello
- Samantha Tassone
- Kathy Korman Frey
In the United States today, women own 9.4 million businesses that generate $1.5 trillion. That number has increased by 79 percent since 1997 as 887 women-owned businesses are launched each day in the country. As an initiative of MyEO, Women of EO is committed to significantly growing the female membership through incredible opportunities to learn and grow while supporting a woman’s entrepreneurial journey, every step of the way.
For more information, go to www.WomenofEO.org, and join the Women of EO Facebook group.
Do you know of any successful women entrepreneurs in your community, industry, or networks who would benefit from joining EO? Email referrals to firstname.lastname@example.org