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Sixth Annual Entrepreneur-YOU Conference Slated for March 15

Registration is now open for the sixth annual Southeast Michigan Women’s Entrepreneur-YOU conference, a collaborative initiative to help women become successful business owners.

The conference is presented by Inforum, Michigan Women’s Foundation, and Walsh College, with the support of Fifth Third Bank, and will held on Wednesday, March 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Troy campus, 3838 Livernois Rd., Troy.

Entrepreneur-YOU features workshops presented by leading business practitioners and successful entrepreneurs, with the goal of helping participants understand what resources are required to launch, manage, and grow businesses.

“At Entrepreneur-YOU, women entrepreneurs will find the guidance and support they need to elevate their aspirations into reality,” said Stephanie Bergeron, president and CEO, Walsh College. “This event is a great way to network with like-minded businesswomen. It is a day dedicated to inspiration and education.”

Event panelists have expertise in areas including finance, accounting, legal services, marketing, social and traditional media, and other important business practices.

Tickets are $45; $25 for students with identification. For a full list of speakers and to register, visit

“Over the past six years, the EYOU conferences have provided knowledge and insight necessary to take the dreams of an aspiring entrepreneurs to market. Michigan Women’s Foundation is proud to provide access to ongoing education, mentorship, and capital that makes this possible,” said Carolyn Cassin, president, Michigan Women’s Foundation.

“Inforum is proud to collaborate with EYOU because of the valuable learning and networking opportunities it provides for women entrepreneurs. We are equally proud that many EYOU speakers and participants have been part of Inforum and our inGAGE™ Master Class that helps second-stage entrepreneurs grow and scale their companies,” said Terry Barclay, president and CEO, Inforum.

Here are just a few of the session topics. A full list of topics is on

Beating the First Year Failure Trend
Super Charge Your Social Media Presence
Setbacks to Success
Creating and Managing Your Personal Brand
Will My Credit Score Haunt Me Forever?

Entrepreneur-YOU is a collaborative initiative between Inforum, Michigan Women’s Foundation and Walsh College, to help women become successful business owners. Among its varied business-building activities, Entrepreneur-YOU conducts all-day workshop taught by leading business professionals – to teach women entrepreneurs about the resources necessary and available to open, run and grow a business.


Inforum is the only professional organization in Michigan – and one of the few in the country – that combines strategic connections, proven professional development programs, a respected forum for new ideas, and original research to accelerate careers for women and boost talent initiatives for companies.


Fifth Third Bank, Eastern Michigan, is based in Southfield, Michigan and led by President David F. Girodat. Fifth Third Bank is metropolitan Detroit’s fourth-largest bank and has $4.2 billion in assets.

Fifth Third Bank serves customers in eight southeastern Michigan counties: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Shiawassee, Livingston, Genesee and Washtenaw. Fifth Third Bank currently operates 91 banking centers, and more than 150 ATMs throughout eastern Michigan.

Fifth Third Bank is proud to be named as one of the “101 Best & Brightest Place to Work” by the Michigan Business and Professional Association and a “Top Place to Work” by the Detroit Free Press.


With a 31-year history of high-impact work, Michigan Women’s Foundation is devoted to fostering economic empowerment for Michigan’s women and girls through philanthropy and investment. MWF and its partners and supporters have committed financially and intellectually to leaving this world a better place for women and girls.


Founded in 1922, Walsh College is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college. It offers 15 undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. One of the region’s largest business schools and one of Michigan’s top three graduate business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online.

Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, management, marketing, taxation, and other fields. The faculty integrates theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. It includes four Fulbright Scholars, the most of any business school in the state of Michigan. There are about 27,000 alumni, most of whom live or work in Michigan.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( and has received specialized accreditation for its business programs by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (