Cape Organizations Unite To Present Business Summit For Women

Cape Cod Women’s Association (CCWA), Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP) and SCORE Cape Cod & the Islands are presenting the inaugural Cape Cod Women’s Business Summit on Tuesday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis. The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is the Summit’s Premier Sponsor.

The all-day event, “Power Moves for Powerful Women,” features nine educational sessions with leading experts, two motivational keynote speakers, an exhibit hall for sponsors, resource partners and women-owned businesses and an end-of-day networking event.

The program consists of three “Power Tracks” for women at different stages in their careers: aspiring entrepreneurs, women in business, and women in leadership roles. Each track features three sessions designed to share best practices with participants and develop their power skills in leadership, marketing, communications, growth management, and finance.

Cindy Solomon, founder and CEO of The Courageous Leadership Institute, will deliver the keynote, “Courageous Leadership for Women.” Solomon’s clients include industry leaders like Cisco, Pfizer, Dow, Google, UPS, and Amazon. She is the author of two books: The Rules of Woo” and “Creating a Culture of Courage: The Courage Challenge Workbook.”

Julie Brown, an expert in networking and relationship building, will end the day with her keynote, “Networking Powered by Neuroscience.” Brown is the author of “This Sh!t Works: A No-Nonsense Guide to Networking Your Way to More Friends, More Adventures, and More Success.” She is the host of “This Sh!t Works,” a podcast dedicated to all things business development.

“The three lead organizers and The Cooperative Bank have strong synergies and strategic priorities supporting women in business. This partnership allows us to share resources and maximize our collective impact across Cape Cod,” said Katri Mullaly, president of the CCWA Board of Directors. “By building a high-quality event together, we will reach a large cross-section of women entrepreneurs, business owners, and professional leaders who are looking for individual strategies for success and ways to connect with each other.”

Lisa Oliver, chair, president and CEO of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, added, “Taking the time to explore new ideas and connect with your peers is invaluable as a business owner. When you have a solid network—from your neighborhood banker to an industry mentor—you’re never alone. You have a community you can rely on. This Summit will provide entrepreneurs at all points in their careers the resources and confidence to take their next step.”

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. The early bird registration fee is $89 through April 15 and $109 after the deadline. Registration includes access to all Summit sessions and the exhibit hall, breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception (cash bar available). For more information and registration, visit