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This Saturday April 19th, we are happy to be hosting our first ever conference! “Start Up While Starting Out: Women and Girls Talk Business” will start at 9:45 am, end at 12:30 pm, and will consist of a slew of different opportunities for the girls of the MHS community to learn about business and entrepreneurship through panels with local women leaders who have made their dreams a reality. We also look forward to our wonderful keynote speaker. Here is a list of the women who are coming:

Catherine: The daughter of our own Mr. & Mrs. Clifford, Catherine is a journalist at Entrepreneurship magazine and has written a number of articles focused on entrepreneurship, some articles include Think You’re Too Old to Be An Entrepreneur? Think Again. and Women Dominate Every Social Network — Except One.

Jess: Jess is an MHS alumnae who has probably hosted you and your friends at least once at her fabulous cafe in Pittsfield, Dotties. Great coffee and fabulous food are only the beginning of Jess’s entrepreneurship.

Anthonia: Anthonia Akitunde is a journalist and the associate editor of Huff/Post50. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune.com and The Root.

Jasmine: Jasmine helps entrepreneurs with start ups, offering guidance and assistance as new business men and women break into the world of entrepreneurship.

Jenn: Jenn started her business called Earthy Crunchy Mama after her first child was born to help families become more natural in an affordable way. The store carried cloth diapers, baby carriers and more natural baby products.

Amber: Amber is the Founder of The Women’s Peace Collection, a social enterprise that supports women’s micro-enterprises primarily in regions of conflict and post-conflict. Her company offers high quality, meaningful gifts created by talented craftswomen who are rebuilding their lives in the shadows of war, genocide, civil strife and crippling poverty.

To get the community excited about Saturday we’ve stated our own instagram hashtag: #SUWSO and the page to view all of them is instagram.com/startupwhilestartingout  Just in case, here are a few pictures:

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