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About the series:

VCET and Hotel Vermont co-founded the Female Founders Speaker Series in 2016. Celebrating female entrepreneurs from around the state, the series aims to share what it takes to start a company from the ground up. Each speaker shares the story of their business, including what it took to get started, lessons they’ve learned, and where they hope to go in the future. All are welcome, but tickets are limited, so interested parties are always encouraged to act fast.

The Female Founders Speakers Series is held in beautiful Juniper Hall at the Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry Street in downtown Burlington, VT. The series is also available for viewing statewide on public access, RETN, and for listening on local radio station 99.3 WBTV.


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Jovial King, Urban Moonshine
Sarah DeGray, REV Indoor Cycling
Corinne Prevot, Skida
Sascha Mayer and Christine Dodson, Mamava
Jen Kimmich, The Alchemist
Allison Hooper, Vermont Creamery
Natalie Miller, Vermont Comedy Club
Bess O’Brien, Kingdom County Productions
Marguerite Dibble, GameTheory
Ann Pettyjohn, Green Mountain Software
Dori Wolfe, Wolfe Energy
Beth Sachs, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Donna Carpenter, Josee Larocque, Anne Marie Dacyshyn, Beth Steele, and Elysa Walk, Burton Snowboards
Akshata Nayak, The Orange Owl
Kate Williams, 1% for the Planet, Vermont Yak Company
Montana Burns, Atlas Acupuncture
Magda Van Dusen, Brio Coffeeworks
Sarah Beal, Common Deer
Jennifer Kahn, Jennifer Kahn Jewelry
Britt Witt, Red House
Tessa Valyou, New Duds
Paula Routly, Seven Days
Anne Galloway, VT Digger
Nicole Ravlin, People Making Good PR
Dani Casey, Foam Brewers
Sas Stewart, Stonecutter Spirits
Deirdre Heekin, La Garagista Farm + Winery
Jess Glasscoe, Vermont Farm Table
Colleen Goodridge, Goodridge Lumber
Carina Driscoll, Vermont Woodworking School
Jules Pieri, The Grommet
Cara Chigazola Tobin, Honey Road
Jaclyn Major, Butch & Babe’s
Eliza Greene, Homestyle Hostel & Main & Mountain
Orla Walsh, Spartan Race Winner, Broken Skull Challenge, Million Dollar Mile participant

Barbara Ann Cochran, World Cup alpine ski racer, Olympic gold medalist, B.A. Cochran Coaching
Laura Farrell, Ultra runner and founder of the Vermont100, Vermont50 and Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports
Wangene Hall, Head of Marketing at Global Village Cuisine.
Marina McCoy, Zero Waste & Recycling Expert and Founder/CEO of Waste Free Earth.
Jean Hamilton, Director of ShiftMeals.