MentorshIP: The secret sauce for women entrepreneurs

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Have you ever wondered how you could take your business to the next level, but wished you had someone to bounce ideas off of? Having a mentor can help you overcome challenges and achieve your goals.

Join us for our next #WEWednesday event virtually or in person at the Clara Barton Auditorium (South) in the Madison Building of United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday, April 26 at 12 p.m. ET. 

The event will feature a panel of experts who will discuss actionable tips on how to find a mentor, what to look for in a mentor, how to successfully engage with a mentor and the benefits of mentorship when starting, growing or expanding your business.

Confirmed Speakers:

Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

Shelly Omi Bell, CEO, Black Girl Ventures, Author, Business Strategist, Computer Scientist, Serial Entrepreneur 

Corinne Goble, CEO, Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC)

Jessica K. Landacre, Executive Director, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

Tiffany Moore, Senior Vice President of Political and Industry Affairs, Consumer Technology Association

Zoë Dean-Smith, Senior Vice President, Leadership and Social Impact, Vital Voices

*The agenda is subject to change without notice.

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We look forward to continuing to support women entrepreneurs and promote education around intellectual property. Please visit our website for future opportunities, resources, and tools available through the USPTO. 


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This event is part of a series: Women's Entrepreneurship