|8:00 - 9:00 am
Registration & Breakfast available
at 7:30 am
|James Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University
The Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series features prominent regional women business leaders speaking on a variety of progressive business topics. Casual networking and a continental breakfast precede engaging and interactive presentations on topics essential for women in business such as innovative entrepreneurship, strategic business growth, unique marketing strategies, and logistical business planning.
Upcoming Dates & Speakers
Friday, May 10
Are You Ready for the Spotlight?
What "PR" Is… and What It Isn’t
Caroline Callaway is President and Founder of Bolt Public Relations, a national, independently owned and award-winning public relations, events, and digital marketing agency with offices in California, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Topics to be covered include:
- What to do before launching a PR campaign
- How to choose the right PR partner
- What to expect from PR
- Brand success stories and how to measure the effectiveness of your PR strategy
President & Founder, Bolt Public Relations
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Caroline built Bolt PR from the ground up and has worked with clients to drive long-term business growth in industries ranging from technology, travel, hospitality and health and fitness, to education, retail, marketing, and community service. During her career, Caroline has helped individuals and brands appear on the front cover of magazines, on national morning and evening news programs, in newspaper business features and on high-profile news sites. Caroline’s work has resulted in high-profile media placements in outlets such as ABC World News, Buzzfeed, E! News, Forbes, Good Morning America, New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, to name just a few. Over the course of the agency’s 12+ years, Bolt PR has helped a nonprofit raise enough funds to break ground on a development project a full year ahead of schedule; the firm helped a computer app reach two million active users in its first year; it branded and launched a social campaign on behalf of a client that resulted in appearances on nearly every major talk show, morning show, and major news outlet; and it helped a single restaurateur grow from one restaurant location to a national franchise brand in just four years. Bolt PR has been ranked among the top independently owned PR firms, and the agency has earned dozens of industry awards for its work over the years thanks to its amazing team of creative professionals. When she’s not working, Caroline stays busy raising her five- and two-year-old children and is proud to serve as an executive board member for Melvin Ingram’s Mission Possible Foundation.
Friday, June 14
Flying Into Uncharted Territory: Launching a Business in Aviation Without a Plane
Come hear the CEO of a new aviation company present the challenges of launching a new business, developing early traction, recruiting a rockstar team, and keeping the faith. She’ll discuss the great gift of customer discovery and how networks and the kindness of strangers have been critical to Fly Louie’s early success. Also, how one can begin to solve a big problem with limited resources – from launch with a simple Squarespace site and no inventory – to a year-round route without a single plane.
CEO and Founder, Fly Louie
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Julia Takeda started her company, Fly Louie while attending Columbia Business School. Fly Louie is an air service using private planes to create a faster alternative to commercial travel. Fly Louie ran its inaugural 33-flight seasonal route between NY and Nantucket in Summer 2018 and, following its seed raise, launched its second route (between NY and Pittsburgh) January 2019. Julia has a BA from Tufts University. Prior to CBS, she was an early hire at an EdTech company she helped grow from 100 students to 14,000 before its sale in 2015.