If you are a female founder or investor looking for inspiration, empowerment, and connection, you might want to mark your calendar for the Women’s Venture Summit (WVS), an annual event that builds bridges between female founders and investors.
Why we admire the Stella Foundation
Sponsored by Stella, WVS is part of the mission to inspire, equip, and propel diverse female founders to successfully launch, grow, and sustain their businesses while cultivating a thriving network of investors to increase equality for women-led startups. Founded in 2012 by Vidya Dinamani and Allison Long Pettine, Stella is a non-profit organization that supports women in innovation and entrepreneurship, and has helped more than 1,100 female founders raise over $100 million in funding and create more than 1,000 new jobs.
Retail Smarter will present at this year’s WVS!
WVS attracts hundreds of participants from across the country and showcases a diverse range of products and services that are made by women for everyone. The event features presentation sessions, keynote speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. Our own founder, Angie Echele, will present at this year’s summit in San Diego, September 28-29. Angie will review the roadmap to CPG success, how to handle challenges along the way, and how small brands can properly prepare to engage with big retail.
We’re passionate about giving small brands their big break.
We applaud Stella’s leadership to boost female founders’ access to capital and to grow the number of female and male investors who invest in female-led startups. Retail Smarter hopes to do our part by arming women-owned CPG founders with the information they need to give America’s retailers and shoppers absolute confidence in their brands.
We look forward to connecting with women founders of emerging CPG brands at the event. Please feel free to reach out via LinkedIn as well. We offer retail sales, marketing, and supply-chain services by the hour, by the project, or month-to month. If you’re ready to retail smarter, let’s talk.