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Women’s History Month Conference

March 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us to discuss small business success! Bring your questions, get best practices, learn how to overcome the hurdles…and hear from women who make it happen! Attend one, two or all three sessions!

Opening Remarks (10:00-10:10 a.m.)

  • Bob Nelson, Massachusetts District Director

Session I: Be Your Best with Best Practices (10:10-10:45 a.m.)

  • Samilys Rodriguez, CWE Director-Eastern MA
  • Racquel Knight, CWE Director-Central MA
  • Jessika Rozki, Rozki’s Rides
  • Moderated by Lisa Gonzalez Welch, SBA Economic Development Specialist

Session II: WOSB-Application Words of Wisdom & Women in Technology (10:45-11:20 a.m.)

  • Sandra Ledbetter, APEX Government Sales
  • Kirby Williams, Advantage Publications
  • Crystal Pierce, APEX Procurement Specialist
  • Stephanie Hutch, Makai LLC
  • Moderated by Susan Lourie, SBA Business Opportunity Specialist

Session III: Where’s the Capital (11:20 -11:55 a.m.)

  • Jill Beresford, MSBDC Senior Business Adviser
  • Jessica Mello, SEED Corporation Business Assistance & Marketing Officer
  • Moderated by Carlos Hernandez, SBA Lender Relations Specialist


March 7, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


U.S. Small Business Administration


via Zoom