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Monday, November 8 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Female Founders Panel Discussion: Build & Grow

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Hosted & Moderated by Erin Joy, CEO and Founder of Black Dress Circle
Sponsored by HOK and Enterprise Bank & Trust.
A part of STL StartUp Week, this powerhouse event includes:
4:00 - 5:30pm - Virtual
  • Panel discussion comprised of an impressive selection of St. Louis business founders (60 minutes)
  • Three 1:1 breakout sessions for hands-on networking and resource sharing (30 minutes)
5:30pm - Break/drive
6:00pm - Outdoor networking event at Innovation Hall
  • Catering by Tony Marino Catering
  • Swag bags!
Learn and be inspired by these accomplished entrepreneurs with topics such as …
  • Expanding your strategic thinking
  • Maximizing your impact and business influence
  • Successfully growing your business and personal brand
Attendance will empower you to shift into build & grow mode. You’ll walk away with actionable tools from this impressive lineup of five successful St. Louis business founders from diverse industries who are scaling and leading.
Panelists include:
  • Dr. Natalie King: CEO/Founder of Bloom Beauty Brand, a tech-driven, personalizable hair wellness brand for women with textured hair.
  • Danielle Deavens: Co-Founder of Bold Xchange, an ecommerce retailer that makes buying from Black-owned brands simple and thoughtful—for both consumers and organizations.
  • Lisa Hu: Founder of Lux & Nyx, the only bag company dedicated to high achieving women, with a commitment to empower through quality and functional products.
  • Lisa Govro: Founder Big Heart Tea Co., a nationally distributed tea brand that specializes in good for you tea from a healthy and sustainable supply chain.
  • Lus Rondón-Haberberger: CEO of Luzco Technologies LLC, a multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm named 2021 C- Suite St. Louis Business Journal awardee and M/W/DBE by St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers.

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Erin Joy

Founder and Executive Consultant, Black Dress Circle


Monday November 8, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm CST