platform that inspires, encourages and guides modern ambitious women to live to their highest potential in motherhood.
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The core focus of this event is to address your needs as a modern mother who wants to advance in her career, develop a network that can level you up in areas that are important to you. Or perhaps you are looking for a new career, looking to start a business or transitioning from being a slay-at-home-mother to a part-time gig, side-hustle or full-time. 

We are a one-stop shop for the modern woman who is redefining work, parenting, and success on her own terms. Come network with ambitious women in our community – thought leaders, innovators, CEOs, professionals, investors and more! 

Let's celebrate you and our collective accomplishments as we aim to live bigger, fuller, and deeper lives in 2019 and beyond. PS: Childcare with optimal play opportunities will be provided at no cost and parking at this event is free. Zero excuses!

Last year, we saw women rise to high places – engaged, energized, and resolute than ever. Women are using their voice and influence in their personal and professional lives while demanding change within their community. On March 9th, Mother Honestly is celebrating the accomplishments of women as we forge a more gender-balanced access to capital, equal pay across all fields, while running for office and co-establishing policies that creates meaningful change in our society, environment and our future generations to come.

 Join us for a wonderful gathering of like-minded women who are trailblazers and changemakers within our community in small and big ways. Our morning will start with refreshments, heavy networking with companies, businesses and powerhouse women, fireside panel chats, pop ups and all the things you love about a Mother Honestly event.

 The Agenda

10:00AM: Registration and Networking with like-minded women, small and large corporations, female founders and more.

10:45AM: Opening Remarks by Founder & CEO of Mother Honestly, Blessing Adesiyan

11:00AM: Fireside Chat - Money, Negotiations and How To Get Paid What You Deserve

11:45AM: Refresh, Shop Female-Owned Businesses, Network with Companies in attendance to support your career or business

12:00PM: Mama’s Pitch Their Business. Dubbed the very first “Shark Tank” for Moms

(Pitch Prize includes $2500, $1500 and $1000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

Co-working spaces, Brand and Marketing Strategy session with a leading PR firm and more +)

12:45PM: Network, Shop & Network with Panelist, Speakers and fellow attendees

1:00PM: Fireside Chat - Valuations, Access To Capital & Capitalizing on The Female-Driven Economy

1:45PM: Closing Remarks! Let’s Toast To Women Rising 

2:00pm: Hugs, Thank You and Exchanging Phone Number + Emails!

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WOTR SPEAKERS, PANELIST AND JUDGES

Sandy Kouhn, Chief Human Resource Officer, Chemical Bank

Nancy Benovich Gilby, Stealth Ethereum Startup // Invest Michigan // Ann Arbor Spark

Kelly LaPierre, Co-Founder & Partner, Venture Catalyst

April Boyle, CEO, Build Institute

Nicole Hudson, CEO, InBound Leads Solutions

Jennifer Davis-Papa, Vice President of Sales, Chemical Bank

Pam Vivio, CEO, Beyond Juice Detroit

Amanda Lewan, CEO, Bamboo Detroit


The Location

Located in the heart of Detroit, Techtown is transforming Detroit from Motor City to an engine for innovation and economic diversity. Techtown helps startups and local businesses launch and grow. They support small and large companies with coworking and office space, meeting space and event space. They also serve as a hub that connects entrepreneurs to resources, and learning and networking events in Detroit.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND WOMEN ON THE RISE?

This events for is for you if you have started a business or have a burning concept. It’s for you if you want to grow your professional network while growing your net worth in your career. By rising up and attending this event, you will join other women who will be connecting and reconnecting the dots in their business, career and level up with the right set of tools, resources and people. Our speakers, panelist and exhibitors will walk you through the steps in achieving those dreams for 2019. Don’t let the first quarter of the year pass you by without checking off a major box in your evolution. Let’s rise together!

The Tickets

Women On The Rise
35.00

*Early Bird Ticket Are Available until 1/31. Prices will jump to $50 on 2/1.

A jam-packed day of panels with top industry executives, business leaders, angel investors, VCs, thought leaders and creatives and more!

  • Access to Fireside Conversations with some of the biggest names in Detroit

  • Pop-up By Female Founders: Shop amazing pop-ups conveniently for exclusive deals, incredible products, and a few surprises!

  • Snacks and Refreshment

  • Unlimited coffee throughout the day

  • Charging Stations for your use throughout the day

  • Access to childcare for your kiddos so that you have no excuse, literally!

  • Access to our private Facebook group where you can connect with attendees pre & post event

  • Tons of networking opportunities with like-minded ambitious women who are determined to rise!

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