The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) has announced that its Startup Week will hold the Third Annual Women of Innovation Summit this year, encouraging female-led growth and development.
The Women of Innovation Summit will take place on August 4th during startup week, which will be hosted by Southern Methodist University’s McFarlin and will count on the support of Capital One and Thomson Reuters.
With reports showing that 36 percent of small businesses are owned by women, DEC continues to support female business owners by providing a space for them and their work teams to further learn about the startup ecosystem by hosting the free event.
Tracey Altman, principal of Altman Consulting, referred to the importance of such events by stating,
“In 2020, women entrepreneurs had to pull up their proverbial bootstraps every hour to keep up with the challenges. Women of Innovation ’21 is a celebration of women who keep going, who pivoted, who tried new things, who made mistakes, and who stood together to move forward.”
The event will see three keynote female speakers share their insights and experience with event assistance: Sarah Shadonix, founder and CEO of Scout & Cellar; Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew, vice president of community affairs and strategic alliances at the State Fair of Texas; and Shar Dubey, CEO of Match Group.
There will also be three-panel discussions during the event which will count on the participation of members of different industries.
There will be a fashion panel with entrepreneurs from Berkley Clothing, Mustard Seed Jewelry, and Allie + Bess; a restaurant panel with the participation of Chef Uno Immanivong of Uno Brands, Chef Tiffany Derry of Roots Chicken Shak, and Amber Fletcher, co-owner of Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs; and finally, a panel discussion on diversity and inclusion.
Dallas Startup Week is a five-day event in which participants have access to over 100 sessions in 19 tracks, as well as three summits: Women of Innovation, Disrupt Dallas, and Corporate Startup Innovation.
Assistants will not only learn about entrepreneurship but also will have the chance to network, one of the most important aspects of running a business.