On Oct. 26, Cleveland Business Connects will present the Female Entrepreneur Summit in the Ohio city. While newcomers could expect the event to address business-related topics, they may also get to enjoy a festive evening with seven successful local chefs, all of them women and all active in business. The official event site said that this special sub-event will give visitors a chance to sample beer, wine and food.
The list of food professionals includes individuals experienced with different types of cuisine and various business ventures. They range from Britt-Marie Culey, the executive chef and owner of Coquette Patisserie, to Patricia Urcuyo, the co-founder of PaleoMD, a pizza company for customers following a "paleo" diet. Since the conference will begin with a continental breakfast, the dinner could be seen as a fitting bookend to the evening.
"Since the conference will begin with a continental breakfast, the dinner could be seen as a fitting bookend."
Culey expressed excitement both for the event and the state of women-owned businesses in general, according to Cleveland.com. She believes that there is still room to grow despite the major progress made cultivating these businesses.
"One important way we can catalyze this growth and momentum is by all sitting down in the same room, sharing our experiences, learning from each other and knowing that when we walk out, we will be stronger than when we walked in," Curley said.
The entire Summit proper will begin at 8:00 A.M. Wednesday morning. The agenda will feature appearances from other notable female business figures and breakout sessions focusing on specific topics, such as finance and marketing.
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