SCORE Conference: Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship





Friday, May 18, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

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Sheraton Framingham Hotel

1657 Worcester Street

Framingham, MA 01701



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Join us for a one-day conference sponsored by SCORE, TD Bank and Avidia Bank to celebrate the success of women entrepreneurs in our region.


This gathering is designed to inspire you and provide immediately usable information whether you are looking to launch a new business or grow the one you have! The full day conference is $50 which includes a light breakfast and lunch. A half-day ticket (either morning or afternoon session) is available for $25 as well.


To Register, click on the REGISTER NOW! link below.




Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito is the featured morning speaker. Hear her thoughts on women’s enterprise throughout the Commonwealth. She is followed by a panel discussion with peer entrepreneurs led by Deborah Penta of Penta Communications on overcoming challenges and soaring to success with audience participation.


TD Bank will then give a presentation on Best Practices for “Preparing for Bank Financing”. Come learn from the source what banks really need from you!


The afternoon starts with lunch speakers Margareth Shepard, Framingham City Councilor and Lisa Dowd, founder of Cheesy Street Grill. Councilor Shepard is the first Brazilan American elected to City Council in Framingham and is a life long entrepreneur. Lisa Dowd did a mid career change from corporate executive to top notch entrepreneur. She has been so successful that she was on the Rachel Ray show! After lunch there will be three simultaneous workshops:


  • How to Grow Your Business with a Government Contract
  • Social Media That Works for YOUR Business
  • Building Your Personal and Business Brand Success


*PRE-REGISTRATION is required for these workshops – sign up as you register for the event.

(Translation in Spanish and Portuguese will be available for the luncheon speaker and the most popular workshop so please indicate if you need translation services when registering.)


To Register, click on the REGISTER NOW! link below.




This conference has been organized by the Boston and Worcester Chapters of SCORE, a non-profit organization that provides free mentoring and free or low-cost workshops to help small businesses succeed. Funding came from a grant from National SCORE and from a generous contributions from TDBank and Avidia Bank.




Laura Beechwood and Johanne Cimon, SCORE

SCORE Boston and Worcester