Entrepreneurial leader to speak at September 100 Wise Women event

The next 100 Wise Women event on September 11, 2019 features keynote speaker Wendy Lea, Chief Entrepreneurial Advisor, Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership, a.k.a. LEAP.

Wendy Lea, Chief Entrepreneurial Officer, LEAP

Wendy Lea, Chief Entrepreneurial Officer, Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership (LEAP)

CEO, board leader, investor, mentor, and community steward, Wendy Lea is a Mississippi-born former Silicon Valley CEO, who was tapped to help build and be the “chief entrepreneur” for the Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership (LEAP), a new collaboration that includes University of Louisville, Louisville Healthcare CEO Council, XLerateHealth LLC and Greater Louisville Inc.’s EnterpriseCorp.

Her goal was to help get the public-private effort off the ground and kick Louisville’s startup ecosystem into high gear. Wendy is recognized for her work in digital innovation across industry, named a “Woman of Influence” in both Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

Her success is marked by her ability to build and support startup communities, cultivate relationships with venture capitalists, and lean into networks of high-growth talent. Having delivered business solutions in 30 countries, Wendy brings a multi-faceted point of view to innovation and a strategic edge to her entrepreneurial pursuits. With her warm approach and dedication to innovative business building, Wendy fully embraces that “good relationships make good business.”

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About 100 Wise Women

The 100 Wise Women breakfast series is hosted by Leadership Louisville Center in partnership with Today’s Woman. Chase is the presenting sponsor of the event series.

At every 100 Wise Women breakfast forum, you have an opportunity to:

  • Connect with distinguished women from all career stages and backgrounds.
  • Learn by exchanging ideas, sharing concerns and discovering expertise from the women sitting next to you.
  • Grow as you strengthen your leadership capacity and get empowered.

Location: The Olmsted, on the campus of the Masonic Homes of Kentucky, 3701 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40206, from 8-10 a.m. The cost is $35 and includes full hot breakfast.

Proceeds from 100 Wise Women

Proceeds from 100 Wise Women go to the Joan Riehm Women’s Leadership Fund, created to allow women to participate in Leadership Louisville Center programs.  Since the scholarship fund was created in 2007, 165 women have received scholarships totaling more than $147,000.

For more information about 100 Wise Women, call (502) 561-0458