Women On The Rise 5th Annual Forum & Expo

Women on the Rise Forum & Expo is Oct. 19th & 20th 2018

Workshops, Networking, Panels, and Home Shopping Network Opportunity

Entrepreneurs, business owners, and aspiring executives will get together for a weekend of education, empowerment, networking, and marketing during the Women on the Rise Forum & Expo at LaGuardia Plaza Hotel in Queens on Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 am to 6 pm on both days.

Organized by Women on the Rise founder Marsha Guerrier, scheduled activities at this fifth annual conference include workshops, vendor speed dating, panel discussions, celebrity fireside chats, training sessions, food-and-networking events, and an awards ceremony. Topics will include brand identity, financing, relationships, social media, and health & wellness.

As always, Women on the Rise will provide small business grants to a few selected attendees. (Past awards have ranged from $500 to $1,000.)

For the first time this year, HSN American Dreams and Star Entrepreneur Lili Gil Valletta of Dreamers Ventures will host a search to find the next great product. Attendees are welcome to pitch products for a product review by Lili Gil Valletta  for a chance to pitch their product to be featured on the Home Shopping Network American Dreams platform.

Stacie N.C. Grant, a bestselling author, trainer, speaker, life coach, and winner of a 2016 Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service from the Obama Administration, will be the mistress of ceremonies. The Cambria Heights resident owns and operates C&G Enterprises, which provides purpose-driven event strategies for community-based and nonprofit organizations. In 2016, she published “Action Action Despite the Distraction: 7 Life Lessons to Thrive & Live Your Destiny Now.”

Bershan Shaw, a transformational coach, motivational speaker, and author of “URAWARRIOR: 365 Ways to Challenge You to a Better Life,” will be the keynote speaker. She plans to talk about empowerment, career development, and personal goal achievement.

Tickets are $99 per person for one day with two-day All Access Experience packages for $199. Register via www.womenontheriseny.com. Select the HSN Pitch button to pitch a product to the HSN American Dreams promotion or send an email to pitch@womenontheriseny.com.

For sponsorships, email Guerrier at events@womenontheriseny.com or call 516.744.0259.

LaGuardia Plaza Hotel is located at 104-04 Ditmars Blvd. in East Elmhurst. It is within sight of LaGuardia Airport and easily accessible to Manhattan via shuttle bus.

About Marsha Guerrier

Marsha Guerrier is a bestselling author, speaker, trainer, life balance and business coach, and CEO of Women on the Rise NY Inc., a small business consulting firm. For more than 20 years, she has had a full-time career in the financial technology industry with Fortune 500 companies and startup firms. She is also the founder and executive director of the Yva Jourdan Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping children with special needs and women entrepreneurs. Marsha holds a BS in Business, Management and Economics. She is a two-time recipient of the New York State Assembly’s Women of Distinction Award.

About HSN

HSN is a leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities, and industry experts to provide a unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to approximately 92 million households in the United States. Its website features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone, and Android. Founded 40 years ago as the first home shopping network, HSN is an operating segment of HSN Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI). For more information, visit www.HSN.com or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.

About Dreamers Ventures

Dreamers Ventures is an alliance of investors, mentors and resources committed to fuel Latino business growth. With a focus on product innovation, this accelerator was co-founded by award-winning entrepreneur Liliana Gil Valletta and entrepreneur, investor, and digital expert Enrique Arbelaez. It is supported by industry leaders such as Bob Circosta, the Billion Dollar Man and author of the bestselling book “Life is a Pitch,” Signature programs launched and managed by Dreamers Ventures include HSN’s Project American Dreams, a business competition that discovers, mentors, and fast tracks Latino entrepreneurs to launch their products live on HSN.

About Women on the Rise NY Inc.

Women on the Rise NY’s mission is to educate and empower women to help them reach their goals personally and professionally through entrepreneurship. Women learn to organize, prioritize, and develop strategies that will enable them to feel balanced and fulfilled. Programs help women transform their lives through personal development and entrepreneurship with the slogan: When you empower each other, we all rise!

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