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Entrepreneurs’ Roulette

  • May 08, 2024
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Penguin Random House, Cerf-Lane Room, 14th floor (1745 Broadway between 55th and 56th streets)


Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET 

$20 for WMG members, $30 for non-members

Location: Penguin Random House, Cerf-Lane Room, 14th floor (1745 Broadway between 55th and 56th streets)

Registration is closed.

If you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, consultant, or independent contractor, don’t miss this career-changing evening with six of the country’s top experts on entrepreneurship and small businesses. This is a unique opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs and learn how to help your business grow. At this event, you’ll get advice about:

  • marketing

  • sales

  • cash flow

  • staff hiring and management

  • building referrals

  • developing an advisory board 

  • and much more

You’ll have an opportunity to sit down with each expert in a small group to ask questions and join the conversation. The evening will end with a wine-and-cheese reception and networking.

This is one of ⭐️WMG’s 50th Anniversary marquee events. ⭐️Over the past five decades, our New York-based nonprofit has brought together women in media to collaborate with, learn from, inform, and mentor one another. Our 50th Anniversary marquee events embrace WMG’s core mission of women’s empowerment. 


Deb Boulanger is a business growth strategist and the driving force behind The Launch Lab, a powerhouse program dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs. She specializes in guiding former corporate leaders in how to make more money, meaning, and impact as entrepreneurs. Drawing from her extensive 27 years in sales, marketing, and product development, Deb has engineered a foolproof, predictable business development process. She combines the time-tested principles used by multi-billion-dollar corporations with modern strategies in online marketing and sales to guide her clients to monetize their hard-won expertise profitably. Deb believes entrepreneurship is the new feminist movement and is fiercely committed to closing the revenue gap for women entrepreneurs. Her website is www.thegreatdoover.com


Melinda Emerson, “SmallBizLady,” is an expert and keynote speaker on small business development, online selling, and marketing strategy. She is CEO of Quintessence Group, a marketing consulting firm that serves Fortune 500 brands that target small businesses. She has an online school and hosts a podcast for small business owners. In addition to being a former New York Times columnist, Melinda has published over 5000 articles on her blog, SucceedAsYourOwnBoss.com. Her advice is widely read, reaching one million entrepreneurs weekly online. She is the bestselling author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months and Fix Your Business. Her website is: www.succeedasyourownboss.com.


Julia Pimsleur is a scaling coach, sales trainer, speaker, bestselling author and the Founder of Million Dollar Women, a New York City-based social venture, which has helped thousands of women entrepreneurs scale up their businesses. Julia’s passion for working with women entrepreneurs grew out of her own experiences of feeling isolated building her first business, Little Pim. She ultimately joined communities, hired mentors, and grew Little Pim from a $30,000 investment into a multimillion-dollar VC-backed company, which she sold. Her website is www.millionwomen.com.


Elaine Pofeldt is an independent journalist and speaker who specializes in entrepreneurship and careers. She is the author of The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business and Tiny Business, Big Money. As a senior editor at Fortune Small Business magazine, she was twice nominated for the National Magazine Award for her feature stories. Her work has appeared in FortuneMoneyCNBCInc., Forbes, Crain’s New York Business and many other business publications and she is a contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit. Elaine founded and ran Fortune Small Business's national Business Plan Competition for five years. She has also been a judge in the Crain's New York Business Perfect Pitch Competition and Rutger's University's business plan competition. Her website is www.elainepofeldt.com.


Sandi Webster is an accomplished entrepreneur, educator, author, and advocate for women in business. With a doctorate in business administration and a background in marketing and analytics, she built and sold her first company and then formed Sandi Webster LLC. Today, she focuses on empowering business owners through workshops, retreats, and intensives. Her expertise lies in forming advisory boards and helping leaders gain external viewpoints to drive success. Sandi co-authored two books, Black and White Strike Gold: Practical Nuggets to Grow Your Business and Immigrant Hustle: How 50 Entrepreneurs Came to America and Built Something Out of Nothing. Her website is www.sandiwebster.com.



Jane Wesman, who serves as WMG’s Programming Committee Chair, is president of Jane Wesman Public Relations, Inc. an agency that provides book marketing and publicity services. She is also the author of Dive Right In — The Sharks Won’t Bite: The Entrepreneurial Woman’s Guide to Success and has spent many years mentoring women business owners. Her articles on women and entrepreneurship have been published in a wide range of media outlets including Entrepreneur and Inc. Her website is www.wesmanpr.com.

All proceeds from this event support the Women's Media Group Educational Foundation.

Refunds available up to 48 hours before the event. No refunds for cancellations made within 48 hours of the event.

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