• January 27, 2017 at the Fairmont Hotel, Dallas, TX

    7:30am-5:00 pm

     

    Did your dream company come together at the kitchen table, while you were stuck in traffic or as you scribbled on a napkin?

     

    After a successful business career, Mary Kay Ash – frustrated with the male-dominated business world, sat at her kitchen table to write a book about her experience. She listed the pros and cons of the companies she worked for and when she got up from that table, she realized that she had just developed a business plan for her dream company.

     

    Today, more than 50 years later, she is still known as one of the greatest entrepreneurs of all time and Mary Kay Inc. is the number one creator of female entrepreneurs in the world.

     

    In partnership with the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, Mary Kay is convening experts and thought leaders to learn, encourage and inspire your business journey during the first-ever Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit.

     

    You’ll learn from thought leaders and experts with backgrounds in fashion, high technology, consumer packaged goods and business services. Breakout sessions are customized for entrepreneurs of all ages and stages and will be jam-packed with case studies, how to’s and tools to take your company to the next level. Unprecedented mentorship opportunities and networking will help broaden your knowledge and expertise and the first-ever “Pink Tank” will give you the opportunity to fast pitch your business ideas for seed funding from Mary Kay.

     

     

     

     

  • Attend The Summit*

    Get Your Tickets to the Inaugural Women's Entrepreneurship Summit

     

    Ticket Prices:

    Main Conference (January 1- January 26): $100

    Walk up (January 27): $125

     

    * For this inaugural event we are not going to be having any additional exhibitors.

  • -Schedule-

    Please join us on Friday, January 27th at the Fairmont Hotel for the inaugural Mary Kay Women's Summit

    Summit Schedule

    Join us on January 27th at the Fairmont Hotel for the inaugural Mary Kay Women's Summit. We have a curated schedule of great speakers, mentorship opportunities and The Pink Tank, our very own "kinder" version of the Shark Tank. We hope you will be able to get some great practical knowledge that can help you be a more successful entrepreneur.

    Breakout Sessions

    We will have breakout sessions that bring established and expert women entrepreneurs to offer advice, counsel and suggestions on the best way to build successful companies.

     

    We will begin the day with Registration and a light breakfast in the ballroom foyer.

     

    7:30 am-8:20 am:

    Registration and Light Breakfast.

     

    8:30am-9:20am

     

    Welcome

    Networking/Ice Breakers

    Breakfast Key Note Speaker in the International Ballroom

     

    Breakout Sessions Part I: Why Women Make Great Entrepreneurs

     

    Breakout Session #1

    9:30 am-10:20 am

    • Why Women Make Great Entrepreneurs  (Duo)
    • Five Things You Need To Know Before Becoming an Entrepreneur
    • How to Build The Best Team For Success

     

    Breakout Session #2

    10:30 am-11: 20 am

     

    Same sessions as before. You will have the opportunity to pick two of the three topics to see in the first Breakout Session.

     

    11:30 am-12:30 pm: Lunch and Lunch Keynote:

     

    Breakout Session Part II: How to BECOME A Great Entrepreneur

     

     

    Breakout Session #3

     

    12:40 pm- 1:30 pm

    • Customer Development: How To Find And Grow Customers
    • Building Your Brand
    • Fundraising: How To Fund Your Business

     

    Breakout Session #4

    1:40 pm- 2:30 pm

    Same sessions as before. You will have the opportunity to pick two of the three topics to see in the second Breakout Session.

     

    2:30 pm-4:00 pm: Pink Tank

     

    4:00 pm-5:00 pm: Champs And Candy Party

     

    5:00 pm: Dismiss

    Pink Tank

    Check out our own version of Shark Tank with Mary Kay's own "Pink Tank."We will have an expert panel of judges who will be evaluating a panel of 4 finalists who will "pitch" their company or idea in front of the entire conference audience. Our esteemed panel of judges include Abe Minkara, Business Development Director of Mark Cuban Companies, Sheryl Adkins Green, Chief Marketing Officer at Mary Kay Inc., and Designer, CEO, Mary Kay Cause Champion, Abi Ferrin. Prizes including $5,000 that will be awarded to the most deserving entrepreneur. 

    Champs and Candy

    Don't miss the end of the day celebration of champagne and candy. It will be a great time to network, unwind and appreciate all you learned during the day. Also, make it a full day and leverage the special hotel package we have secured for our attendees so you can enjoy one full night as a re-invigorated entrepreneur.

  • -Speakers-

    We've got a top notch group of speakers to share vision, counsel, and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur

    Gloria Mayfield Banks

    Mary Kay

    @gloriabanks

    Morning Keynote Speaker

    Ingrid Vandervelt

    Empowering a Billion Women by 2020

    @ontheroadwithiv

    Lunch: Keynote Speaker

    Valerie Freeman

    Imprimis Group

    @Valerie FreemanCEO

    Breakout Session:

    Why Women Make Great Entrepreneurs

    Yasmeen Tadia

    Make Your Life Sweeter

    @YasmeenTadia

    Breakout Session:

    Five Things You Need To Know Before Becoming An Entrepreneur

    Elizabeth Marshall

    Author and Speaker

    @lizmarshall

    Moderator:

    Five Things You Need To Know Before Becoming An Entrepreneur

    Stacy James

    Mary Kay

    fb.com/stacy.james.3139

    Entrepreneur Expert

    Cindy Williams

    Mary Kay

    @cindywilliamsnd

    Entrepreneur Expert

    Jill Scigliano

    Dallas Entrepreneur Center

    @SciggyGal

    Breakout Session:

    How to Build The Best Team For Success

    Laura Beitler

    Mary Kay Inc

    @LauraBeitler

    Master of Ceremonies (M.C)

    Heather Bonfield

    Guardian Survival Gear Inc

    Entrepreneur Expert from Junior League of Dallas

    Kristina Libby

    S.W.C//SoCu

    @KristinaLibby

    Breakout Session:

    How to Build The Best Team For Success

    Sheryl Chamberlain

    Cap Gemini

    @SherylChamb

    Breakout Session:

    How To Build The Best Team For Success

    Melissa Youngblood

    LCG Management Consulting

    Breakout Session:

    Customer Development: How To Find And Grow Customers

    Jessica Nunez

    True Point Agency

    @TruePointAgency

    Breakout Session:

    Building Your Brand

    Holly Mason

    Mason Baronet

    @MasonBaronet

    Breakout Session:

    Building Your Brand


    Heather Capps

    HCK2

    @hck2

    Breakout Session:

    Building Your Brand

    Cristin Thomas

    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

    @10ksbDCCCD

    Breakout Session:

    Fundraising: How To Fund Your Business

    Louise Kee

    Golden Seeds

    @GoldenSeeds

    Breakout Session:

    Fundraising: How To Fund Your Business

    Julia Taylor Cheek

    EverlyWell

    @everlywellness

    Breakout Session:

    Fundraising: How To Fund Your Business

    Cynthia Nevels

    Integrality

    @cynthianevels

    Breakout Session:

    Fundraising: How To Fund Your Business

    Sheryl Adkins Green

    Mary Kay Inc.

    @SherryAG

    Pink Tank Judge

    Abi Ferrin

    Abi Ferrin and Mary Kay Cause Champion

    @abiferrin

    Pink Tank Judge

    Abe Minkara

    Mark Cuban Companies

    @aminkara

    Pink Tank Judge

    Beth Van Duyne

    Mayor, City of Irving

    @bethvanduyne

    Pink Tank Judge

    Trey Bowles

    Dallas Entrepreneur

    @treybowles

    Pink Tank Judge

    Karen Piro

    Mary Kay

    @nsdkarenpiro

    Moderator

    Kim Sater

    Mary Kay Inc

    @ksater

    Moderator

    Beth Lopez

    Mary Kay Inc

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    Moderator

  • Apply to Join the Pink Tank

    Pink Tank

    Applications are open until January 15th at midnight.

    Think you have a business idea that is the next big thing? Is your business, or business proposition focused on inner or outer beauty? The Pink Tank is our very own version of the "Shark Tank." where you can come and have the chance to pitch in front of experienced and successful entrepreneurial judges. Imagine all of the excitement and suspense of a major pitch competition, but with a lighter and kinder side. Businesses targeted at women that are focused on inner or outer beauty For anyone that purchases a ticket to this event you can be entered into a business competition where if selected as a finalist you will be able to pitch on the day of the conference (January 27) in front of our stellar judging panel and have the opportunity to win $5,000 in cash prizes. You can apply to participate in the Pink Tank here: Apply to Pitch

  • Contact Us

    Please contact us with questions.

    1717 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201
    (214) 720-2020