Date

April 27-28, 2024

Location

1845 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118

ABOUT THE EVENT / Come and learn, leave EMPOWERED

Lead and Empower Her She Talks, in partnership with the BoldSKY Foundation, are proud to announce the first of its kind Women’s Product Entrepreneur & Inventor Summit.

The trends are changing in the product world. Women who previously would have kept their innovative ideas to themselves are now rising up and bringing their product ideas to light. And we are here for them

The Women’s Product Entrepreneur & Inventor Summit was created by women with a great product ideas, for women with great product ideas.

This Summit is designed to not only provide actionable advice and time and money-saving direction that will move the needle forward on any product-focused business, but it also offers women an opportunity to pitch their great ideas to a live audience and a panel of esteemed judges.

Women Inventors

This two-day event, hosted in beautiful Coronado, CA, will include influential keynote speakers who have successfully taken products to market, “roll-up-your-sleeves” workshops designed to give you take-aways specific for your business or idea, and an inspiring investor pitch day in front of a highly respected panel of judges and an engaged live audience. 

Get ready to elevate yourself and take your product to the next level!

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Product Pitch Contest

Call for Submissions: Celebrating Women Inventors and Innovators

We are excited to invite all women inventors and innovators to submit their innovative products for an opportunity to be recognized, celebrated, and awarded for their exceptional contributions in this burgeoning business space. This unique opportunity was designed to highlight the remarkable achievements of women in the field of invention and entrepreneurship.

Submission Details:

Women product entrepreneurs and inventors are encouraged to submit their innovative physical products for review. Whether you have designed a sustainable solution, a revolutionary medical device, or a creative consumer product, we want to hear from you. Submissions should include a detailed description of the product, its unique features, and its potential impact on society.

Requirements for Submission:

  • Must be a woman-owned business (minimum 51% woman-owned)
  • Must have a tangible, consumer-based product
  • Must have a website
  • Must be a US or Canadian Citizen

Selection Process:

Our expert panel of diverse judges will meticulously review all submissions and select five outstanding products. These five winners will be invited to showcase their inventions by pitching live to the judges at a prestigious event held in Coronado, CA, on April. 27-28th. 

Pitch Event and Awards:

The chosen winners will have the exclusive opportunity to present their products in front of our panel of judges, industry leaders, potential investors, and fellow inventors during the pitch event in Coronado, CA. Each winner will have a dedicated time slot to showcase the merits of their invention and its market potential.

Cash Award:

In recognition of their exceptional innovation and hard work, the five winners will compete for substantial cash awards. The intention of these prizes is to support the continued development and success of their inventions, empowering them to further drive positive change in their respective fields. More on the Cash Awards will be announced soon.

For submission guidelines and to submit your product please click the button below.

Apply to Pitch Your Product Here

Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2024 at midnight EDT
Final Winners Notified: Friday, April 5, 2024


Event Highlights

Aside from the pitch event and cash award, the event will provide in-depth networking opportunities with industry experts, investors, and fellow innovators. Attendees will hear from female experts in the product space, engage in insightful discussions, share knowledge, and forge valuable business connections.

This initiative is dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women and providing them with the recognition and support they deserve.

Join us in Coronado, CA as we celebrate innovation, honor, ingenuity, and empower women product entrepreneurs and inventors as they take their place while making the world a better place. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your remarkable invention on a grand scale and a supportive stage.

Let’s champion women inventors and inspire a new wave of creativity, success and progress!

For inquiries, please email submissions@boldskyfoundation.org

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Meet the Founder of SHE TALKS / Dr. Julie Ducharme

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Dr. Ducharme, a visionary and advocate for women’s voices, felt a compelling urge to create a space where women could transcend societal boundaries and share their journeys unabashedly. She understood that every woman, regardless of social status or accolades, harbors a story that can inspire, uplift, and ignite change. It was this understanding that became the cornerstone of She Talks – a movement dedicated to providing a stage for these narratives to be heard, celebrated, and learned from.

The She Talks movement is not just about highlighting success; it’s about unraveling the intricate layers of resilience, passion, and determination that define the essence of each woman. In these stories, lies the keys to unlocking empowerment, serving as a reservoir of inspiration for those who dare to dream beyond their circumstances.

As the Lead and Empower Her She Talks movement continues to grow, it serves as a reminder that the power to lead, inspire, and empower lies within the stories we share. Dr. Julie Ducharme’s vision has ignited a flame that shows no signs of dimming – a flame fueled by the passion, resilience, and collective strength of women who are determined to shape a future where every voice is heard, and every woman has the opportunity to rise.

We can't wait to see you at our next event!

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Conference Schedule

Lunch

Break for lunch There are numerous lunch options for you to choose from. Just take a stroll down Orange Ave. and you'll have a variety of choices.

Keynote – Tracy Holland

"Let Go of The Rope! The benefits of building your business and letting go of white-knuckling it along the way!”

Lunch

Break for lunch There are numerous lunch options for you to choose from. Just take a stroll down Orange Ave. and you'll have a variety of choices.

Event Speakers Check back for many exciting Speaker additions!

Keynotes

Tracy Holland

Founder, Investor, Executive Chairman, Entrepreneur

Catherine Gray

Producer | Founder She Angel Investors | Author | Podcast Host

Dr. Silvia Mah

Igniting Innovation, Impact & Investing through Action & Intentionality | VC | Keynote Speaker | Advocate 4 Diverse Founders | Investor | Author | Servant Leader

Panelists

Alejandra Crisafulli

Award winning master coach and global speaker

Julie “Jules” Weldon

Entrepreneur, CEO of OME Gear, Podcast Host, Author

Stacey Pierce

Entrepreneur, Co-Founder OME Gear, Co-Founder A Salty Rim, Podcast Host, Author

Lila Stewart

Co-Founder of Hari Mari

Felena Hanson

Founder of Hera Hub

Manufacturing Experts

Stacey Pierce

Entrepreneur, Co-Founder OME Gear, Co-Founder A Salty Rim, Podcast Host, Author

Carmine Denisco

President of the United Inventors Association | CEO of Earmark Sourcing

Natalie Heckert

Entrepreneur | CEO of Club E Fit & NATS | Author | Speaker

Diana Barbiani

Wholesale Strategist | Small Business Advisor

Sales/Marketing Experts

Dr. Julie Ducharme

Creator of She Talks President of Synergy Learning Institute, EMCEE of Event

Marcy McKenna

Inventor & Entrepreneur

Michele Flamer-Powell

Sales Director | Niche Agency Specialist | Dir. of Business Development | Outdoor Retail

Felena Hanson

Founder of Hera Hub

Patrick Neville

Founder | Franchisor | Product and Brand Developer | Consultant

Finance/Funding/Legal Experts

Catherine Bell

Real Estate Investments, Real Estate Hedge Fund, Entrepreneur

Susan Friedman

Intellectual Property Attorney and Technology Strategist; Software Engineer

Betsy Martin

CEO of Orca Communications | Founder and CEO of Vaya Ventures

Leah Villegas

Managing Partner at Aquillius Ventures | Vice-President, Aquillius Corporation

Entrepreneurial Mindset Experts

Shelby Jo Long

Author, Speaker, Business Strategest

Wendy Watson

Spiritual Therapist, CEO at TBR Spiritual Health

Traci Cole

Entrepreneur | Marketing Expert | Product Development

Product Pitch Judges

Marcy McKenna

Inventor & Entrepreneur

Tracy Holland

Founder, Investor, Executive Chairman, Entrepreneur

Catherine Bell

Real Estate Investments, Real Estate Hedge Fund, Entrepreneur

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Event Price list / Get them before they're gone.

General Admission

$199.97

Event Ticket

2-Day Summit Access

Military/Veteran

$165

Event Ticket

2-Day Summit Access

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4000 Coronado Bay Rd, Coronado, CA 92118

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About Lead and Empower Her She Talks

The Lead and Empower Her She Talks mission is to support the 501 c(3) nonprofit Synergy Learning Institute through the proceeds of the conference. The funds go directly to the Combat Boots to Heels program supporting women veterans transitioning out of the military.

Lead and Empower Her She Talks brings together insights from a diverse range of females from the entertainment industries, military, education, and big business. She Talks is an empowering event full of powerful stories from speakers that will leave your cup full.

About BoldSKY Foundation

The BoldSKY Foundation is an organization dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurial inventors by providing financial investment and strategic coaching services to support their product business endeavors. Recognizing the immense potential and largely untapped talent of women in the business world, BoldSKY strives to bridge the gender gap in entrepreneurship and foster a culture of empowerment, innovation, and success.

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