Women’s Entrepreneur Festival, another year

As always I am so thrilled with the event.  It is incredibly empowering to be part of something where the energy level is ridiculously high.  The best part is that I really do believe that we are making a difference when it comes to women entrepreneurs.  It can be women who go on to build huge companies or to women who build life style businesses or even build out their non-profits.

Over the years I have heard from women that felt the community and conversation gave them the power to take that leap into being an entrepreneur after staring over the edge for so long.

The panels this year were all excellent.  You can watch them at your leisure on LiveStream.  Lots of great nuggets in each one.   There are even the panels from last year on the feed.

All and all incredibly exhilarating.


Comments (Archived):

  1. William Mougayar

    It was interesting to hear you say that women entrepreneurs are getting funded 50% less than men, but they are generating 35-40% better returns than men. That is one heck of an amazing ROI stat.

    1. Gotham Gal

      it certainly is.again..numbers are fungible.

  2. Sari Nickelsburg

    I couldn’t make it this year with a new baby at home, so it’s really appreciated that you guys livestream the sessions. Not that it makes up for not being there!

    1. Gotham Gal

      so glad you watched on Livestream. that’s fantastic.

  3. meredithcollinz

    Had a fantastic and very meaningful experience at the festival! Also made some great contacts from the moment I walked in the door. As requested, I did send my thoughts on what makes WE different, as well as this song, but given the imagery you used in this blog post and the collaborative spirit of the festival, I just have to share it here!It was written recently on the collaborative songwriting site I founded, by Grammy nominee Ellen Reid and the Hookist community! It’s called RISE and is about taking risks (and leaps off cliffs!), following your dreams, falling down, learning lessons and getting back up every time!Fee free to use it as a theme song for the WE Festival! https://www.hookist.com/ell

  4. Joanne Friedland Roberts

    The entrepreneurial endorphins generated at your 2015 WE Festival were inspiring and energizing, Joanne! Still experiencing a “high” from the collaborative conversations and new connections. Thanks again! Warmly,Joanne R.

  5. Johanna Santos Bassetti

    Was the list of 10 future trends to watch out for by Erica Orange published somewhere? I did not have the pleasure of attending, but would love to access said list. thank you!

    1. Gotham Gal

      I do not have it. If you listen to her you can jot them down. Maybe their website?

      1. Johanna Santos Bassetti

        thanks GG, will do!

  6. Erin

    Orange is an incredible speaker! Wow- what a brilliant, clear and important talk! Inner space, design space, play space, microspace, green-to-blue space, interspace, storage space, outerspace, time, cyberspace. She sure doesn’t seem scared of the future- The line about harnessing the line between reality and fantasy made me uneasy.I love her perspective on the economic downturn of 2008, though. She had so many good points…

    1. Gotham Gal

      She was incredible.