**Note that while Eventbrite tickets for the $25 Marquette Food Co-op coupon are sold out, the event is still free and will be live on November 12th for anyone to view.
It’s back! And I think we can speak for everyone that support of strong leaders of womanhood in the entrepreneurship world is needed more than ever. This year’s Women in Entrepreneurship event will be held completely digital and free of charge. Our creative female panelists have surmounted various barriers to success and will discuss the challenges they face by being a woman in entrepreneurship, ways they have overcome these challenges, and how they have paved the way for other women in the community. In addition to listening, learning from, and connecting with powerful women in our community, in partnership with the Marquette Food Co-Op, all who register and attend the event will receive a $25 one time use coupon to use in their store. *
*Note you must register via Eventbrite via the link below and fill out our survey to qualify.
You can participate via live stream on our Facebook page, Youtube Channel, or our website at the links below:
FOUNDER OF MINNEAPOLIS-BASED CLOCKWORK
Entrepreneur, speaker, author, activist, founder/CEO of Minneapolis-based Clockwork, an experience design and technology consultancy. Nancy Lyons is a Marquette native who has been at the forefront of the work culture conversation for more than twenty years. “People-first as a business strategy” is the guiding principle that fuels the unique, award-winning culture at Clockwork.
Nancy has led employees and clients through thousands of business, team, and work culture challenges. As a digital veteran, she has witnessed the dramatic change technology brought to both businesses and people, and yet also sees people and companies struggling to figure out how to adapt.
She speaks and writes about the crucial role work culture plays in delivering meaningful and effective results. Work culture — our feelings, behaviors, and interactions — is core to how we work. It’s a primary determinant of personal and professional success. Nancy has watched people go from being a victim of work to being the agent of work with simple shifts.
Her first book was Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process, a human-centered approach to producing digital products. Her current book, Work Like a Boss: A kick-in-the-pants Guide to Finding (and Using) your Power at Work, is the little book everyone needs to remember the actions, attitudes, and attributes that will make work better, for individuals and everyone around them.
To learn more about Nancy and her numerous awards click here.
CEO OF MEG LOEKS PHOTOGRAPHY
Meg lives in a remote part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with her husband, four young children and several animals. She shares glimpses of her life on her personal Instagram account: @meg_nlo. Her photography journey started when she was young with film and developing her own prints.
Drawn to low light and color, she is a children’s portrait photographer and her heart lies in photographing her own children and being her family’s storyteller. Meg is also a mentor and instructor at Clickin Moms, a Sigma Pro and Profoto Legend of Light. She is also a volunteer photographer for The Gold Hope Project, a nonprofit organization which gifts families battling pediatric cancer a free photo session.
To learn more about Meg’s work, click here.
OWNER AND CO-FOUNDER OF ROHANA YOGA & WELLNESS
Born and raised in Marquette, Be is both the general manager of one of the community’s most iconic sandwich shops, Togos, and the co-founder and owner of one of its widely recognized wellness centers, Rohana Yoga & Wellness. While her path to entrepreneurship was largely unplanned, her management of the community staple, Togo’s, can be traced to over 22 years in the restaurant industry. With eight years of experience as general manager of Togo’s she finds joy in having the opportunity to connect with customers, mentor her team, take care of those that find their way through the restaurant’s doors and enjoys the challenges that come along with leadership.
More recently she found her way to the wellness industry after being inspired and encouraged by her sister, Moiré, who began her own yoga journey in 2015. After starting classes at a yoga studio, Be began also taking private lessons with a local yoga instructor, Deanna. Deanna had dreams of opening her own studio and had the teaching experience but lacked significant business know-how. While Be had never planned on becoming a yoga teacher or opening her own studio, the opportunity to create a place where others could come to find balance and personal growth ignited her passion to create a space of healing for her community. Rohana Yoga & Wellness was established in 2017, opening its doors to the community that May. While Diana has since moved on, Be looks forward to continuing to grow Rohana Yoga & Wellness into a full-service wellness center that provides a place for community members and visitors alike to grow in their own yoga practice, a space to heal and find peace.
In her spare time Be can be found practicing yoga and meditation, spending time with family and friends, and most often outside with her husband Bryan and their four dogs enjoying the natural beauty of Marquette and the Upper Peninsula.
To learn more about Be’s passion child click here.