Event Details

Safeguard Scientifics to Sponsor and Attend the 5th Annual We Own It Summit

from May 1, 2014 to May 2, 2014 08:00 AM EST

Research indicates that if women were to fully participate in high-growth entrepreneurship there would be a significant and measurable benefit to the global economy, innovation and society. The Alliance for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) will convene the 5th Annual We Own It Summit in Philadelphia, the birthplace of innovation in the United States, May 1-2, 2014 to promote and advance women’s participation in high-growth businesses worldwide.

At a time when the world needs high-growth entrepreneurs more than ever, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation declared that 2010-2020 was the “Decade of the Woman Entrepreneur” to pursue opportunities that will inspire women to seek advisors, training and networks that will help them unleash their potential and fundamentally change lives.

The We Own It Summit was established to capitalize on this momentum, bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, academia, government, media, non-profits and industry, each focused on breaking down barriers for women in high-growth entrepreneurship around the globe. The inaugural summit was held in New York City in 2009 and has convened every year since then in a major international city.

In 2014, The We Own It Summit will be convened by AWE, the largest organization in the mid-Atlantic region dedicated to supporting high-growth businesses founded or led by women. The two-day summit is a unique opportunity to connect with aspiring and accomplished entrepreneurs, investors in high growth businesses and individuals in all fields who are focused on the economic and societal benefits of unleashing the potential of women to start and run high growth businesses.

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Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel, 433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA