Podcast: Amplifying Womenpreneurs + Gender Lens Investing + Unconscious Bias

An expert panel discussing the intersection of women embracing the New Power & New Economy and many of the barriers to start-up and growth, many centering around unconscious bias. Our wise advisors include Shea Glenny, Director of weVenture Orlando and Cari Coats, Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship at Rollins College,  joined with Carol Cox, political analyst, Full Sail professor & business consultant through Speaking Your Brand

This is an extremely candid conversation around women in business which spans into diversity, challenging gender norms at home & de-stigmatizing stay at home dads, tech start-ups, why millennial young women don’t see the need for “women’s” business group and the economic case for gaining parity at home & work.

Local Womenpreneurs Mentioned: Bree Goldstein, founded & recently launched of tech start-up UpDog will revolutionize online reviewing with 15 second video reviews. We also referred to the wisdom of Debbie Farah, founder of Bejalia, whose company is introducing fair trade & artisan crafts to the Home Shopping Network this month. We also briefly mentioned the Women Who Win! mentoring series & UCF’s Blackstone LaunchPad, which are also furthering this conversation.

About weventure


As Central Florida’s premier network of women’s economic development centers, weVenture amplifies womenpreneurs with resources tailored for accelerated, sustainable business growth and vital economic impact by region with offices in Orlando, Melbourne & Rockledge.  weVENTURE offers targeted, highly-effective training to start-ups, emerging businesses and second-stage growth-oriented companies, that is designed to deliver increased revenue generation, targeted market penetration, expanded business relationships, access to critical resources and increased financial expertise.


The Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship’s objective is to educate and connect students and alumni with advanced entrepreneurs. All of the center’s faculty have started, purchased or run a successful business. A blend of entrepreneurial faculty and business owners provides students with unprecedented and regular access to learn and closely collaborate with top entrepreneurial minds. Athena Powerlink is a program within this center that brings together mentors to help grow women owned businesses who have broken into the million dollar club.

ABOUT our guest

CarolMorganCox-400CAROL COX  Based on her 15 years of business, marketing, and teaching experience, Carol Cox created Speaking Your Brand to help women entrepreneurs become the confident, public voice of their brand and to learn how to find, create, and deliver their signature talk to share their vision and grow their business. Carol has presented at dozens of live conferences and events, given well over a hundred online webinars, and been a political analyst on TV news. Carol is also the founder of InterMedia Solutions, a boutique web and marketing agency, is a volunteer business coach with weVenture Orlando, and teaches online business and marketing classes at Full Sail University.

sheaglennySHEA GLENNY, Director of weVenture Orlando, is a public relations professional who helped launch the Kaufman Foundation’s 1 Million Cups presentations in Orlando & organized Orlando’s first city-wide celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week through a series of workshops called the BIG Exchange. Through weVenture, Glenny hopes to lay the foundation for a woman-managed seed fund for woman-owned startups & inform the new conversation around how women work at the local and national level. Glenny is especially interested in elevating women as economic drivers and developing millennial leaders to advocate for one another.

caricoatsCARI COATS serves as the executive director of the nationally-ranked Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship at Rollins College. This latest venture is one in a long line of successes that has characterized her career, which included joining the Orlando Magic NBA franchise as part of the start-up team in 1987. Her 16-year NBA career included appointments as vice president of marketing for RDV Sports and president of the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation. More recently, she served as chief operating officer for CNL Real Estate Advisors. She is recognized throughout the community as not only a savvy marketing and strategy expert, but as an approachable and generous volunteer on innumerable charitable, civic and cultural boards.

Tune in on October 28th at 4pm EST to WPRK 91.5 FM in Winter Park, FL or listen live online here.


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