This Wednesday: 2021 WES–Lessons from successful innovative wo men with special guest U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo

by John Roberts on March 29, 2021

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This Wednesday: 2021 WES–Lessons from successful innovative women with special guest U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo

WES 2021 Don’t miss special guest U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the final installment of the 2021 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium (WES), “Lessons from successful innovative women,” coming this Wednesday, March 31, from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET. Take this opportunity to hear from a trailblazing modern leader and learn from women entrepreneurs about launching a business, overcoming challenges, and the vital role of intellectual property (IP) protection. Register for this program.

Attendees will learn about:

  • How a passion for creativity can drive a successful startup
  • Identifying a market segment for sales and growth
  • Best practices and successful habits in today’s changing business climate

Welcome and introduction

Drew Hirshfeld, performing the functions and duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

Keynote speaker

Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Moderator

Dr. Lisa Cook

Professor in the Department of Economics and in International Relations at Michigan State University

Edison Research Fellow, Office of the Chief Economist, USPTO

Guests

  • Janeya Griffin, Founder and CEO, The Commercializer
  • Rea Huntley, Founder and CEO, Lavii INC
  • Sarah Gibson Tuttle, Founder and CEO, Olive & June

The WES offered engaging, expert panels on Wednesdays throughout Women’s History Month. Recordings are available; check the WES program page for updates.

The WES is presented by the WES.

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