Key4Women Wisdom Wednesdays

Key4Women presents an educational 30-minute conference call series
This monthly series will take place the last Wednesday of each month through October 2015. All events are held
at 12 PM ET with time allotted for Q&A. Dial-in for tips and trends from nationally recognized speakers on business, marketing, leadership, and more.

Wisdom Wednesday sessions are offered free of charge, and you can sign-up for the entire series.

June 24, 2015: How "Equity Expertise" Can Boost a Corporate or Entrepreneurial Career For Women

Speaker: Susan Schreter, CEO of Start on Purpose

Why is it that a money-losing business can be worth millions or billions and a consistently profitable business worth next to nothing?

Private equity veteran Susan Schreter will summarize the most important factors that can increase or decrease the value of a business at the time of business sale. This information is crucial for women who are thinking about starting a business or one day hope to sell their companies. Her insights will include often overlooked nonfinancial statement components that can boost the value of any type of business in America.

Susan will also address how women's networks don't talk about business value and M & A activity and the impact of this reality on entrepreneurial aspirations, board of directors nominations and corporate advancement. She will also highlight how women can embrace an opportunistic M & A mindset to enhance their corporate careers.

As a frequent on air, online and workshop speaker on all things finance, Susan's can-do approach makes seemingly complex financial subjects easy and empowering. Two randomly selected participants will receive a copy of Susan's book, Start on Purpose, after the call.

Read an excerpt from Start on Purpose and presentation to accompany audio. (PDFs)

Susan Schreter is an MBA-level educator with over 20 years of experience in the venture finance community. She dedicated several years to studying "why startups fail" with special emphasis on identifying the most common mistakes, problems, oversights and areas of money loss in venture-backed and nonventure-backed companies.

Susan is a regular featured contributor to FoxBusiness, Yahoo! Small Business, Entrepreneur and MSN and a workshop presenter to entrepreneurship programs for Veterans, SCORE, technology incubators and micro-finance organizations.

April 29: How to fast track your career with international experience!
Speakers: Sapna Welsh and Caroline Kersten, partners at Leverage HR
getAbstract book summary: Worldly Women The New Leadership Profile; How to Expatriate With Excellence (PDF)

May 27: Celebrating Small Business Month: Debunking the Myths around Small Business Administration loans
Speaker: John Moshier, KeyBank National SBA Manager
SBA Loan Chart (PDF)

June 24: How “equity expertise” can boost a corporate or entrepreneurial career for women
Speaker: Susan Schreter, CEO of Start on Purpose
Excerpt from Start on Purpose (PDF)

July 29: Worksite Wellness: How Health Affects Your Business's Bottom Line
Speaker: Mary Purdy, MS, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr University, Seattle.

August 26: Title: Promoting U! Use Career Common CENTS™ to Promote Your Business
Speaker: Tonya Tiggett, Promoting University, LLC

September 30: Leveraging LinkedIn: How a Powerful Profile Can Help You Grow Your Business
Speaker: Debra Jasper, Mindset Digital

October 28: From Passenger to Driver: Women's Wealth Drives Bold Philanthropy
Speaker: Dr. Mesch, Director of Women's Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy