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Business Women & Beer

  • Monday, February 11, 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company 55 Millbrook Street Worcester, MA 01606


  • Advance registration is required
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    There will be a $5.00 registration fee for student walk-ins
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Even the world’s most successful entrepreneurs will tell you there is no book that can fully prepare you for entrepreneurship. As you embark on your entrepreneurial journey, take advantage of the network of trailblazing women who have been there before. Join us and our co-sponsor, Center for Women and Enterprise on February 11, 2019 to hear from successful women entrepreneurs and industry leaders who will inspire you to help turn your ideas into reality, and build a community of support as you take yourself to the next level.

If you are a woman who has a dream and a mission to turn her ideas into reality, this event is for you!

Come get inspired, make new connections and get empowered in this new era of “The Fempreneur”!

Gentlemen, don’t be shy! Although the name implies that this is a female-only event, you are more than welcome to attend.

Snow date: March 4, 2019


Renee Diaz

Renee Diaz is a graduate of Worcester State University with a B.A. in Psychology 12’. Upon graduating from Worcester State, Renee founded The Queen’s Cups and opened a shop in her hometown of Millbury, MA. After three years, Renee moved The Queen’s Cups to Worcester’s historic Canal District in 2017 and has seen a 65% increase in sales. Renee prides herself on employing strong women, men, mothers, fathers, students, athletes and more. In 2019, she plans to expand into another location and help budding entrepreneurs who have the will to succeed and the drive to keep going even after they make mistakes.

Racquel Knight

Racquel Knight founded One Chair 4 One Child while a student at Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she graduated with a degree in global citizenship in 2018. Attending school as a child in rural Jamaica, she and her friends frequently struggled to find chairs in their classrooms. She is a member of Startup Worcester’s 2018-2019 cohort, serves on the advisory board of the Yunus Social Business Centre at Becker College and apart of Clinton Global Initiative University Class of 2018. She and scores of volunteers have made and delivered almost 200 chairs to five schools throughout Jamaica.

Kathryn Rose

Kathryn Rose, founder of WiseHer, a technology platform offering on-demand expert advice for women entrepreneurs and business owners. She is a serial entrepreneur, former Wall Street sales leader and an author of 9 books. She has been featured in CBS Marketwatch, Fox News and more.

Dr. Jill Wittels

Dr. Jill Wittels is Managing Partner of Sostenuto Strategic Advisors and is President and COO of Route Dynamics Corporation. She is a public company Board Chair for eMagin Corp (EMAN), private board Director, CEO mentor, and angel investor. She serves as Fiduciary or Advisory Director or Strategic Advisor to technology companies in a wide range of markets from biotech and medical IT to mobile banking security, either through MIT VMS or independently.


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