Another Entrepreneurship Project of the Whitman School of Management

"Don't you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct."
-Barbara Corcoran,
(2012 Keynote Speaker)

Celebrating over a decade of entrepreneurial excellence!

What others dream about, WISE women do! On April 8, 2014, the Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (WISE) Symposium hosted its 12th annual event. Over the past decade, WISE has been synonymous with entrepreneurial excellence and has grown to become the premier event not only for up-and-coming entrepreneurs, but for anyone active in the business community --- from corporate to aspiring entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, start-ups and growth business owners, and anyone interested in networking with smart, savvy women in business. Join us for the event of the year!

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Watch the I AM WISE welcome video from the 2013 event:

Watch the I AM WISE welcome video from the 2012 event:

The one-day symposium --- attended by more than 1,000 people --- includes an extensive variety of seminars and panel discussions offering practical advice covering topics from all aspects of the business world; motivational speeches from local and nationally-known successful women business owners; many networking opportunities; an interactive business expo; and much more.

  • - Increased opportunities for networking with fellow delegates and exhibitors throughout the day
  • - WISE Women's Business Center connections cafe, offering one-on-one sessions with a trained business counselor
  • - Breakout sessions designed to address a variety of cutting-edge topics such as social media, work/life balance, effective communication, entrepreneurial marketing, and start-up and growth sessions for entrepreneurs.
  • - Awards presentation honoring distinguished women entrepreneurs in our community
  • - An interactive Business Expo where local companies can showcase their products and services --- now held during the morning networking session, throughout the lunch and open again at the end-of-the-day networking reception!


-Joanne Lenweaver, Director

-Lindsay Wickham, Events & Communications Manager

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WISE Women's Business Center

The Tech Garden
235 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-443-8693

Hours of Operation:
M-F 8:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday Evenings & Saturdays by appointment