2013-09-05 23:20:22 - Inc. Columnist and Wife of Stonyfield Farm Co-Founder Shares Keys to Surviving Entrepreneurship
Boston, MA, – The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE), a nationally-known nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women in business, today announced Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, Inc. columnist, author, and wife of co-founder of Stonyfield Yogurt, will speak on October 3rd at The CWE Women Business Leaders Conference 2013, taking place at the Dedham Hilton in Dedham, Massachusetts.
Hundreds of business professionals will converge at New England’s premier educational and networking event for women business leaders and supplier diversity professionals. This year's conference theme is "Play to Win," featuring interactive workshops and networking opportunities with Fortune 500 corporations, women business leaders, and community advocates who support women’s economic empowerment in New England. The event will also include the annual CWE Awards Luncheon
where business and community leaders will be recognized for their achievements in promoting and furthering the success of women in business in New England. In addition, in partnership with Care.com and MAGIC 106.7, the event will feature the finals of the 2013 Female Entrepreneur Challenge, a business plan competition for women entrepreneurs.
Meg Cadoux Hirshberg is a highly-regarded speaker and writer who recently authored For Better or for Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families, a well-received book offering strategies and insight into building a business and family simultaneously and the consequent impact on both. Meg worked in the Stonyfield Farm business alongside her co-founder husband, prior to embarking on her writing career. Her Inc. magazine column, “Balancing Acts” explores work-life balance in an entrepreneurial setting. Meg has also written two yogurt cookbooks and has been published in Yankee Magazine, the Boston Globe magazine, New Hampshire Magazine, among other publications.
“Women business leaders are steadily changing the business landscape, but the path is not always smooth. Meg Cadoux Hirshberg offers unique insight into the special challenges that many female entrepreneurs face: balancing entrepreneurship and family. Her real-life experience working alongside her husband in the early days of Stonyfield Farm will inspire conference attendees and show them it can all be worth it, as long as you play to win,” said Susan Rittscher, President and CEO of the Center for Women & Enterprise.
Registration is open for the CWE Women Business Leaders Conference 2013 at www.cweonline.org/WBLC.
The Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 to empower women to become economically self-sufficient and prosperous through business and entrepreneurship. With offices in Boston and Worcester, MA and Providence, RI, CWE supports women’s businesses throughout New England through education, technical assistance, strong corporate-community relationships, and certification. Since its founding, CWE has helped over 28,000 entrepreneurs start and grow new businesses, helped create more than 37,000 new jobs in New England, and helped generate over $1 billion in wages. CWE is also the New England Regional Partner Organization for the Women’s Business Economic Council (WBENC), and has certified over 1,300 women-owned businesses.