*This year's Changes: WE Forum will now usually be on the 4th Thursday of the Month. There will be a rotation of panelists one month, workshops the next, and evening networking meetings the third.
Panelist Meeting 8am - 9am: January, April, August, November
Workshop Meeting 8am - 9am: February, May, September
Evening Networking 4:30pm - 6:00pm: March, June, October
Testing the Water: Designing a Proof of Concept Plan - Workshop
Workshop Hosts: Christine Beech, Owner of Copiavia
Amanda Leightner, Founder of Collider
Christine Beech and Amanda Leightner will host an In Person Only workshop on Designing a Proof of Concept.
This workshop is about you and your idea! It applies to you whether you are working at a company and have an idea to improve performance, want to launch a new business, or simply introduce a new service into your existing business.
We'll talk about why words matter, where you can get answers, and how to share your idea and try it out! Look forward to seeing you there!
*Saint Mary's University Rochester requires masks to be worn in their facilities.
For more information on the We Forum’s monthly topics or speakers, you can follow them on their Facebook page HEREor their website HERE.
*WE Forum is hosted by Christine Beech of Copiavia and meets at Saint Mary’s University Rochester in partnership with RAEDI, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, Collider, SCORE, and Rochester Women Magazine.
What is the WE Forum?
The Women Entrepreneurs (WE) Forum was launched in 2019 to provide free educational programming for women who are running a business, as well as those who are seeking to start a business. The idea started as a partnership between Saint Mary's University and the Rochester Area Economic Development Inc. (RAEDI). In 2020, the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce joined as a partner, and in 2021, the Collider Foundation, SCORE, and Rochester Women Magazine have also joined the partnership. This partnership is indicative of the desire and commitment of all these organizations to support new business start ups and ensure they have the right training and networks to succeed.
What Happens at our Events? Each month we hear from speakers who have deep experience in the topic to be discussed. There is lots of room for questions from the attendees to ensure the discussion is relevant, informed by experience, and addresses the real questions women have when running a business.
Why Join Us? These events have proven to be valuable networking and learning events for women business owners. It is a chance to hear from those who have faced the same challenges and hear how they navigated those challenges to become successful entrepreneurs. Join other Rochester area women who are passionate about their ideas and their business. You may find your next client or business partner!