Please join Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, Honorary Chair at the Women Entrepreneurs Symposium




Fifth Anniversary Celebration
August 24, 2017 — 8:30 a.m -12N – Chattanooga Choo Choo

We turn passions for purpose into successful, impactful organizations.
The Women Entrepreneurs Symposium is a half-day event designed to equip women at any level of entrepreneurship to develop effective and proven leadership skills for success. Generating new ideas and energy with experienced professionals offering panel discussions, breakout sessions, networking and a keynote motivational speaker, the WE offers depth and breadth for every attendee.

In the U.S., women are starting businesses at twice the rate of men. The Women Entrepreneurs Symposium, in its fifth year, provides a robust eco-system for increased success in these efforts by connecting women with a comprehensive network that will benefit their businesses on every level. The WE provides inspiration together with essential business knowledge to lay a solid foundation for long-term success contributing to our local economic expansion and community appeal.

This year, the Women Entrepreneurs Symposium is celebrating its Fifth Anniversary by bringing back previous speakers for a special recognition and with renowned keynote speaker, Joan Cronan.  Joan led the University of Tennesseewomen’s athletics department for 29 seasons and has garnered countless awards and accolades. She has worked for the success and well-being of college athletes and added four women’s sports to the Tennessee athletics department while fostering opportunities for women to succeed in sport and in life.  Joan knows how to get to the top on the court, in business and in life.  Her keynote at the general session is entitled
“Every Day is Game Day!”

Register at Eventbrite to choose your favorite panel discussion Huddle Session – “Hall of Fame”, “Playbook” or “Game Plan”

This is a free event.

Committee: BrightBridge Women’s Business Center, Coldwell Banker Pryor Realty, The Company Lab, LAUNCH, Stone Bridge Asset Management, Thompson Engineering, TSBDC, and more.


Women represent the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in America

Between 2007 and 2016, women-owned firms grew 5.0x faster than the national average

There are now around 11.6 million women-owned firms, generating over $1.6 trillion in revenues

African American firms

 grew 34% compared to a 6% decline in non-minority firms
Hispanic entrepreneurs have more than tripled in recent years to 2 million.