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Entrepreneur seminar for women scheduled for July 17
Business leaders step up to mentor, inspire budding entrepreneurs
FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 29, 2021) – Since the start of the pandemic unemployment numbers soared leaving many women without jobs or underemployed. Now back by popular demand, Dress for Success SW Florida will host its Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P) virtually on Saturday, July 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. Some of the most successful businesswomen in the region will share their time and wisdom with budding female entrepreneurs in this interactive online program.
“E$P is one of our most well attended programs for women and since the start of the pandemic the demand for entrepreneurial learning has been high,” says Nickole Hendra, executive director of Dress for Success SW Florida. “We are thankful to have these dynamic ladies in business lead our program and give so graciously of their time and talent.”
Women looking to start their own businesses can learn from the following Southwest Florida leading ladies in business. E$P panelists will cover pertinent topics that will set them up for entrepreneurial success. The speakers and topics are as follows:

  • Business accounting presented by Angela Cooley, partner at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A.,
  • Understanding the importance of legal formalities, entity formation, copyright, trademarks and personal liability presented by Christina Harris Schwinn, partner at Pavese Law Firm,
  • Small business loans and financing presented by Barbara Melvin, vice president community relations officer at First Florida Integrity Bank and
  • Branding and marketing presented by Connie Ramos-Williams, president and chief marketing officer of CONRIC pr + marketing.

The event is generously sponsored by Pavese Law Firm and CONRIC pr + marketing. Online registration is required with a suggested donation of $25 benefitting Dress for Success of SW Florida. A Zoom link will be sent upon registration and an E$P certificate will be emailed after course completion. To register for the seminar or for more information, visit
About Dress for Success SW Florida
Dress for Success SW Florida is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures. Since its founding in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 150 cities in 30 countries and has helped more than 1 million women work toward self-sufficiency through career wardrobe assistance, employment counseling and mentoring. The Fort Myers location of Dress for Success SW Florida is 12995 S. Cleveland Ave. Suite 153, in the Pinebrook Plaza. The Naples location is 2950 Tamiami Trail N. #200, Naples. For information on Dress for Success SW Florida, email [email protected], call 239-689-4992 or visit

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