What is the Million Dollar Women Summit?

Keynotes, panels, interactive workshops, 1:1 coaching by successful female founders,

the MAIA Award for the fastest-growing woman owned company, a pitch competition,

and finding your tribe of women entrepreneurs who are also going big.

Interactive Workshops

FUNDRAISE LIKE A PRO
RIGHT TECH FOR SCALING UP
BECOME A KILLER CLOSER
SCALE YOUR SERVICES BUSINESS
RAISE YOUR EFFICIENCY IQ
E-COMMERCE SECRETS
MASTER THE GO BIG MINDSET

Pitch Competition

 
Five female-founders will pitch to our panel of esteemed angel investors and venture capitalists for $50,000 first prize investment and amazing in-kind prizes.  
Please note: We are no longer accepting submissions for the Pitch Competition.

1:1 Coaching

 
Sit down with a female founder Million Dollar Woman Coach who runs a successful business she founded in your industry. Get advice from someone who has "been there done that" in a private 1:1 session. 

 

women who dare

 

DARE to find your tribe.

 

DARE to dream big.

 

DARE to change your future.

 

Summit 2018

Keynote Speakers

"Not Your Mama's Wedding Registry"

Shan-Lyn Ma is the CEO and Founder of ZOLA.

 
Shan-Lyn founded ZOLA in 2013 to "reinvent the traditional china and silverware wedding registry process." ZOLA has been used by over 500,000 couples and is the fastest growing wedding company in the country. For ZOLA Shan-Lyn has raised over $40M in capital, in four different funding rounds.
 
Prior to ZOLA, Ma was the Chief Product Officer of Chloe + Isabel and prior to that, the General Manager and Founder of Gilt Taste, Gilt Groupe’s entrance into the food and wine arena.
 
Shan-Lyn served as the Product Management lead on Gilt’s new business launches and led Gilt’s successful foray into mobile – managing apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android and mobile web.
 
Prior to Gilt, Shan-Lyn held Product and Marketing roles at Yahoo! and holds a BCommerce with First Class Honours from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and an MBA from Stanford University.
 
She lives in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn with her adorable Cavalier King Charles, Noe.
 
Join Shan-Lyn Ma for a 'Boss Banter' at our opening night party, moderated by Stephanie Abrams Cartin, Co-Founder of Socialfly - Thursday, April 5th at 7:00PM

"WHEN SOCIAL MEANS BUSINESS"

Carrie Kerpen is the CEO and Co-Founder of LIKEABLE MEDIA.

 
Carrie Kerpen is the co-founder and CEO of Likeable Media, a digital agency that was named Crain's sixth Best Place to Work in NYC.
 
She is the author of WORK IT: Secrets for Success from the Boldest Women in Business and a columnist for INC and Forbes.
 
Carrie has been featured in the New York TImes, ABC World News Tonight, FOX News, and CNBC.
 
She has keynoted conferences in London, Las Vegas, Mexico City, and New York, among others.
 
Carrie Kerpen will be speaking at the Summit on April 6th at 2:15 PM

 

Female Founders on Fire!

 

Let's Celebrate!

 

• 11.6 Million women entrepreneurs in the U.S.

• Over the last decade women have started twice as many businesses as men have

• Women entrepreneurs employ 9 million people and generate $1.7 trillion in revenues

These numbers can double with our help!

 

Let's Fix This!

 

• Fewer than 3% of all women entrepreneurs get to $1M in revenues

• Over the last decade women have started businesses with six times less capital than their male counterparts

• Women-owned businesses are less likely to scale than men-owned businesses

 

*stats are from the 2017 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report (American Express)

 

MEET the "justice League" (summit advisorY COUNCIL)

Elizabeth Galbut

SoGal Ventures

Nihal Mehta

Eniac Ventures

Nnamdi Okike

645 Ventures

Claire Fauquier

Corgin Ventures

Eloise Bune

Handwriting.io

Julia Pimsleur

Million Dollar Women

Adam Quinton

Lucas Ventures

Julia Maltby

WeWork Partnerships

OUR PARTNERS WHO DARE

OUR MEDIA PARTNER

“The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the voice of more than 10 million women-owned businesses in the United States.  NAWBO NYC’s goals are to empower women, support the needs of women business owners, and to help women develop increasingly strong businesses through networking, education, advocacy and mentoring. Visit us at http://www.nawbonyc.org

WE NYC is an initiative based out of the New York City department of Small Business
Services, that is dedicated to helping women start and grow their business.
SWAAY is a ground-breaking digital publication focusing on women empowerment, entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and leadership.

Thank you to our sponsors who dare