The U.S. Senate Committee on
Small Business and Entrepreneurship 

invites you to an official roundtable on 

21st Century Challenges and Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs in the Northwest 


Chairwoman Maria Cantwell, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Moderated by Seattle Deputy Mayor of Operations Kate Joncas 

August 20, 2014
11:00am to 12:15pm
Downstairs at Town Hall Seattle
Entrance on Seneca Street
1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 

Roundtable panelists will include:

  • Julie Huston, Executive Vice President, Small Business, U.S. Bank
  • Carrie Ferrence, CEO and Co-Founder, Stockbox Neighborhood Grocery
  • Susan Preston, General Partner, CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund
  • Barbara Kasoff, President, Women Impacting Public Policy
  • Ollie Garrett, President, Tabor 100
  • Karyn Schwartz, Proprietor, SugarPill
  • Lee Rhodes, Founder, Glassybaby

The Committee will also host a resource fair for women entrepreneurs preceding and following the roundtable with:

  • Small Business Administration small business lenders
  • Federal contracting officers
  • Representatives from the U.S. Export–Import Bank and other export resources
  • U.S. government-supported organizations which provide small business counseling and training

The resource fair will take place adjacent to the roundtable from
10:00am to 11:00am and
12:15pm to 2:00pm 

On-Site Registration or R.S.V.P.
by Tuesday, August 19 to (202) 224-5175 or