WES - Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium

Mayor Cedric B. Glover at the Women's Entrepreneurship SymposiumScreen at the Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium


Teresa Rea at the Women's Entrepreneurship SymposiumMindy Bickels, Elizabeth Dougherty and Montia Pressey at the Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium


The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held the Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium on March 25 - 26, 2012, in Shreveport, La.

The speakers included:

  • U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu (D-La.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Teresa Stanek Rea, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO
  • Margaret (Peggy) Focarino, Commissioner for Patents, USPTO
  • Lisa Price, founder of Carol's Daughter® and a successful entrepreneur
  • Renee Quinn, The Social Media Diva™, Social Media and Online Marketing Consultant


"The entire event was excellent!" - Kathy Wyatt, director of the Technological Business Development Center at Louisiana Tech.

"The content was very informative, the USPTO staff members were incredibly helpful, and the women entrepreneurs that spoke were truly inspiring,"