Invest. Build. Connect.
Join us at Women Mean Business!
Tuesday, October 22nd at 4:30 pm
USM's Hannaford Hall in Portland

Small and Mighty: How Small Business Entrepreneurs Overcome Obstacles and Accelerate Maine's Economy

An event for aspiring, established, and curious entrepreneurs and their supporters to learn, share, network. and find community.
Tomorrow! Join us to:
  • Hear from some of Maine’s successful small-business owners about why they launched and how they grew their companies
  • Explore the biggest challenges to opening a business in Maine and strategies to overcome these obstacles
  • Discuss and commit to your business goals with a group of like-minded aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Network!
The Maine Women's Fund is excited to present our 3rd annual Women Mean Business forum on women's entrepreneurship: 

4:30 Check in and display tables
4:45 Program begins
6:30 Reception and Networking                                    
  • Visit the display tables and continue the conversation with both structured and unstructured networking, complimentary beer (generously donated by Allagash Brewing), wine, and snacks.

Emcee: Devin Cook , MWF Board Member and Co-founder and Executive Producer of the  MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Featured Storytellers:

Panelists :
  • Sarah Guerette, Director of the Women's Business Center, CEI
  • Adele Ngoy, President & Founder of Women United Around the World, Founder of Adele Masengo Designs, Owner of Antoine’s Tailor Shop and Formal Wear
  • Heather Sanborn, Owner and Director of Operations, Rising Tide Brewing Company
Moderator : Mary Pols , Editor, Maine Women Magazine

Registration  $35 (Student $10)
Thank you to our sponsors!

Allagash Brewing
Cross Insurance
Eaton Peabody
Lee International
New Ventures Maine
For information on sponsorship, display tables, or registration, please call Amy Holland at 207.774.5513 or e-mail