Women celebrated women during Women's Entrepreneurship Day at Moore College of Art & Design November 17.
Women's Entrepreneurship Day is a grassroots movement to empower, celebrate and support women in business worldwide. This year's theme was GRIT: Secret Recipes of Successful Women Entrepreneurs.
Attendees were welcomed by Moore President Cecelia Fitzgibbon, and by Elissa Bloom, executive director of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator and founder of Bloomin Designs, who served as WED ambassador. Keynote speaker was Rakia Reynolds, CEO and founder of Skai Blue Media.
Diane Mastrull, small business reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, led a panel that featured Yasmine Mustafa, founder of ROAR for Good; Jen Crompton, founder of FUEL Cycle Fitness; and Fran Griesing, founder of Griesing Law. The panelists talked about starting their businesses and foundations, as well as challenges they overcame.
Marjorie Margolies, president of Women's Campaign International, talked about the impact of women's entrepreneurship on a global scale.
The attendees also participated in a speed networking session and in breakout discussions led by entrepreneurial experts.