Walsh College

Entrepreneur-YOU: The Conference

Fourth Annual Conference

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

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

Keynote Speaker Announced

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.





 2014 Conference Highlights

 Thanks for joining us!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014     

JoAnne Purtan will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for the 2014 Entrepreneur-YOU conference. She is an Emmy Award winning anchor & reporter who co-anchors Action News at Noon and 5 pm. She's also the "Don't Waste Your Money" Consumer Reporter. JoAnne joined WXYZ in 1998... a dream come true for her because she grew up watching Bill Bonds & Diana Lewis. In fact when her dad, radio personality Dick Purtan, worked at WXYZ Radio, JoAnne would go to work with him on Saturday mornings and run downstairs to the newsroom where she would pretend she was doing the news. Before returning to Detroit, JoAnne spent 7 years as an anchor/reporter at WRGB-TV in Albany, New York. JoAnne regularly volunteers her time helping a number of local charities with their events. In addition, she and her family aim to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. It’s her own mother’s battle that has JoAnne passionate about helping that cause. Her parents set up The Gail Purtan Ovarian Cancer Research Fund after her mom was diagnosed in January of 1997. JoAnne has received three Emmy Awards for her work, including Best News Anchor, and has been nominated for more than a dozen others. JoAnne is a graduate of Michigan State University.






It's time our EYOU ribbon lady had a name! "Like" our FB page

and post your suggested names. Winner will be selected by the EYOU planning committee AND awarded two tickets to EYOU4.



   Contact us:

   Jan Hubbard

   Cindy Rush