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Friday, June 22 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Women's Networking Breakfast & Female Founders Panel

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Pamela Prince-Eason, President & CEO of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), will moderate a panel discussion with four women founders. Each founder will share their journey through entrepreneurship and lessons that they’ve learned along the way. The panel follows a free networking breakfast, provided by Chase Ink®.

Breakfast will be available from 9-10am. The panel discussion will begin at 10am.

Program Partner / Speaker
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Adrienne Bennet

President and CEO, Benkari Mechanical LLC
Adrienne Bennett, President and CEO of Benkari Mechanical LLC, has the proud distinction of being a pioneer in the construction plumbing/piping industry for the last 40+ years. • America’s first female Licensed Master Plumber • America’s first female Licensed Plumbing Contractor... Read More →
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Melissa Butler

CEO, The Lip Bar
I'm Melissa, founder and CEO of The Lip Bar! I'd like to thank you for being a part of my journey as I work to challenge the standard of beauty through our products, pricing and ingredients. We focus on our beliefs to guide the products we produce, imagery we create and price point... Read More →
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Pamela Prince-Eason

President & CEO, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Pamela Prince-Eason is the President and CEO of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  She assumed the role in 2011 after holding the position of Vice President of Worldwide Procurement for Pfizer Inc. In 2014 Prince-Eason was appointed for a 3 year term to... Read More →
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Carrie Schochet

CEO, Purple Squirrel Advisors
Carrie Schochet is the Founder and CEO of Purple Squirrel Advisors, a boutique executive search firm based in Troy, Michigan. With a passion for helping companies grow by creating exceptional leadership teams, Carrie has spent the past 15 years connecting C-level and senior executives... Read More →
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Kirsten Ussery

Co-owner & General Manager, Detroit Vegan Soul
Kirsten Ussery is co-owner & general manager of Detroit Vegan Soul, Detroit’s premiere vegan soul food restaurant with locations in Detroit’s historic West Village and Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods.Prior to becoming a restaurateur, Kirsten spent over ten years building her... Read More →

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