Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

The first annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Day conference at Monona Terrace featured two keynotes, business resource booths, and a diverse and inclusive group of presenters ranging from the UW’s Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship to a stand-up comedian who spoke about the success matrix. Best-selling author Allison Liddle opened the conference with “Life Under Construction,” while Susan Lipp, president and chair of Full Compass Systems, the second largest woman-owned business in Wisconsin, was the afternoon keynote presenter. The sold-out event was attended by 400 people who were given the tools, network, and road map to grow their businesses, create jobs, and access capital. (For information on getting your event featured in the IB Gallery, email jason@ibmadison.com.)