I am WISE: Highlights of #WISE2013 Symposium

The WISE Symposium:

What others dream about, WISE women do! On April 16, 2013, the Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (WISE) Symposium will host its 11th annual event. Over the past decade, WISE has been synonymous with entrepreneurial excellence and has grown to become the premier event not only for up-and-coming entrepreneurs, but for anyone active in the business community — from corporate to aspiring entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, start-ups and growth business owners, and anyone interested in networking with smart, savvy women in business.

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Business Pitch for #WISE2013 went exceptionally well. This experience was hands down one of the best days of my career. I was one of two volunteers who presented my business; SOCIAL U to Keynote Speaker, Nell Merlino and more than 1,000 women.  I had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Nell for 45 minutes. She gave me great advice on understanding my numbers and how to  make millions with SOCIAL U.

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(From Left: Janelle Fields, Eileen Price, Chris Belna, Susan King, Adele Cole-Brown, and Lisa Miller)

The Power of Us break-out session was beyond victorious. I had the pleasure of working with these incredible six ladies- producing four short video stories that highlighted businesses they’ve helped in their individual fields. A few women who attended this break-out workshop said it was the highlight of their time at WISE! That’s a true example of The Power of Us! A special thank you to all of you for a successful presentation and for helping me promote my business at WISE!

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My business counselor, Cindy Masingill- She was one of the first people who believed in SOCIAL U and encouraged me to move forward. She always said “Your video and social media  services have great value- you are no longer an upcoming entrepreneur- YOU ARE IN BUSINESS!”

Cindy was proud to see two of her clients pitching at the event.

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(Top: Gwen Webber-McLeod. Bottom: Karin Franklin-King)

Gwen is a great mentor in business and life- I was overjoyed to see her in my view upon completing my business pitch at WISE. She rushed over to me with a big embrace stating how proud she was and asked with a big smile on her face, “Do you see your growth?” . Gwen has the ultimate gift of inspiring, building and encouraging women to be leaders. Gwen, Inc. business motto is: Because Leadership Is Not A Job To Be Done Alone.

Karin is my former professor from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication. In addition to her teaching she is a power-house in the Central New York community, through her public affairs broadcasts, artistry and motivational speeches. It was great seeing her at WISE and such an honor for her to say “Lindsey, I am hearing great buzz words about you. I am your fan .”

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(Top: Joanne Lenweaver. Bottom: Lindsay Wickham)

A very special thanks to both these ladies for putting on yet another wonderful WISE Symposium!

I met Joanne;  the director of the WISE Women’s Business Center in 2010, and since our relationship has grown into a  mentoring and friendship relationship. Her leadership with WISE, is what has helped propel  me forward in entrepreneurship.

Lindsay is the event planner for the WISE Symposium and a coordinator at the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University. Besides us sharing the same name, she is an awesome, young  resource who also interviewed me for the WISE Woman feature in October 2012.

Click photo below to visit my storify on the WISE Symposium event.

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One thought on “I am WISE: Highlights of #WISE2013 Symposium

  1. psalmist13 says:

    Hey Great article. I worked with WISE some year ago love the organization.

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