Walsh College

Entrepreneur-YOU: The Conference

Fourth Annual Conference

Friday, March 20, 2015
Walsh College Troy Campus
Registration is now open. Tickets are $45.

JoAnne Purtan is Back!


JoAnne Purtan will once again serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for this year's Entrepreneur-YOU conference. She is an Emmy Award winning anchor & reporter who co-anchors Action News at Noon and 5 pm. Her "Mom's A Genius" segments have featured many Entrepreneur-YOU participants and featured speakers.


Keynote Speaker

Keynote speaker for EYOU4 is Alison Vaughn, CEO, Jackets for Jobs. an award-winning entrepreneur, an international speaker and co-author of the book, Inspired Style. This sought-after speaker is the Founder & CEO of Jackets for Jobs, Inc., a nonprofit organization providing employment etiquette, career skills training, and professional clothes to low-income individuals. Since opening the doors in 2000, the organization has assisted over 15,000 individuals with employment and has been featured on "The View", the "Today Show", and in Oprah's O Magazine. Alison received a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and graduated from The Women's Campaign School at Yale University, sponsored by Yale Law School. Vaughn is a Goldman Sachs Scholar and the recipient of many awards such as Martha Stewart’s “Dreamers into Doers”, and “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Alabama A & M University; “Businesswoman of the Year” by National Association of Negro & Professional Business Women, honored as a Women of Excellence by the Michigan Chronicle, Recipient of “Leaders, Legends & Luminaries” award from Lakeshore Engineering, and Who’s Who among Female Executives just to name a few. A highlight of her career was the distinct honor of ringing the closing bell on NASDAQ.

Breakout Sessions

Banking – Aleta Young, Fifth Third Bank
“Make Your Banker Your Friend”

Accounting – Ursula Scroggs, DKSS CPAs + Advisors
“Four Numbers You Need to Know Every Day”

Social Media – Ellyn Davidson, Brogan + Partners
“Connecting and Engaging Successfully through Social Media”

HR - Rebecca Davies, Butzel Long
“Four things you must do before hiring your first employee”

Legal – Tifani Sadek, Sadek Bonahoom
“Business Law 101: The Basics in Plain English”


Exhibitor Set-up 7 a.m.
Guest Registration 8 a.m.
Program Begins 8:30 a.m.
Program Concludes 2 p.m.
Exhibitors Pack-up 3 p.m.

A day of education and resources for Women Entrepreneurs, brought to you through a collaboration of Walsh College, Michigan Women's Foundation, Inforum Michigan; with sponsorship support from Fifth Third Bank. Exhibitors welcome! Tables are $200, contact jhubbard@walshcollege.edu






 2014 Conference Highlights

 Thanks for joining us!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014     

PARTNERS NAWBO GDC PRSA Detroit Troy Chamber of Commerce

Benefit Review Services Inc.
Cambridge Consulting Group
DKSS CPAs + Advisors
Fifth Third Bank
Arthur J. Gallagher Co.
Health Alliance Plan
Inforum Michigan
Michigan Women’s Foundation
Slanted Communication &
Consulting and Clicks and
Mortar Websites
State Farm Insurance
Walsh College


        Contact us:

        Jan Hubbard

        Cindy Rush


Now Accepting Applications for inGAGE Growth and Master Class!

inGAGE™ is Inforum’s strategy to position Michigan as the Midwest hub for high-tech women entrepreneurs. The approach delivers programs to increase the number of women angel investors in Michigan; provides women access to our network of investors and advisors, guides women through the process of commercializing technology and assists emerging second-stage companies in identifying and seizing new market opportunities enabling them to scale. www.informmichigan.org/ingage