Special to the Times Vedette

The City of Stuart Economic Development, in collaboration with Midwest Partnership and America’s SBDC Iowa’s North Central and South Central Small Business Development Centers, will host the “EmpowerHer Summit” on April 24. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the program runs from 6-8 p.m. This one-day event, held at the Saints Center at 320 N. Fremont St. in Stuart, is designed “to inspire, connect and empower women entrepreneurs across the state.”

The summit kicks off with a keynote address and panel discussion led by Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The panel discussion will showcase local success stories of women entrepreneurs, offering insights in hopes to foster a sense of community.

Attendees will learn about Iowa resources available to entrepreneurs and discover programs and funding opportunities specifically designed to support women entrepreneurs. Attendees will also connect with fellow women entrepreneurs, fostering collaboration and growth.

RSVP by April 19, 2024 at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSa7Hxr-14hT_iuBczIeHzdw0tX2MiKo0xhq3RRPHp3Epb1A/viewform.