Women's Entrepreneurship Day Cleveland | 11.19.20

Produced and hosted by Prosper for Purpose

This is unlike any other women's leadership conference.

WED Cleveland will bring established and aspiring entrepreneurs together to share ideas, spark action and create opportunities for businesses to grow while achieving social impact. 

Whether you've been running a business for five years or five days – or even if you're in the idea phase – your experiences and perspectives matter. We see and honor the force inside every one of you. We know you have something to share. 

Building off of last year's "World Café" format, we'll be taking on some of the most pressing challenges facing women in business today. Throughout the day, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss issues of vital importance to women entrepreneurs, including business planning, access to capital, and marketing
  • Connect with other women entrepreneurs (both current and aspiring!)
  • Hear success stories and lessons learned from other women in business
  • Bring your questions, ideas and obstacles and receive guidance and encouragement
  • Contribute to new goals and initiatives to take forward after the event

This is a new kind of entrepreneur event, where YOU have the ability to make change for yourself and others. You have what it takes to change the way business is done in Cleveland and around the world.

Meet the Team

WED Cleveland is a volunteer-driven event produced by Prosper for Purpose as part of the Prosper Project with support from our volunteer advisory board.


Lorraine Schuchart

Founder & CEO,
Prosper for Purpose


Maria LeFebre

Your Local Girl Gang

Victoria Trees

Victoria Avi

Program Manager, CWRU LaunchNET & Co-Founder, Venture Forward Strategies


Paula Hershman

CEO, Storehouse Tea Co.


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Laura Beans

Account Manager, Prosper for Purpose


Chelsea Treboniak

Owner & Co-founder,
Critical Ops


Paul Suchy

NEO GEW Director & Business Director,
Bioflight VR

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Katherine Gullett

Senior Director, Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, Weatherhead School of Management at CWRU

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Gael Reyes

Account Coordinator,
Prosper for Purpose


Ann Loparo

Founder, Annie's Signature Sweets

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Ashley Basile-Oeken

President, Engage! Cleveland


Lisa Sands

Edible Cleveland


Scott Simon

President, North Pointe Realty 


Shana Black

 Founder, Black Girl Media