Enterprising Women 2023
October 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm$50
Enterprising Women is the premier women’s business and networking event in the region, bringing together varied experts to provide advice and inspiration in a hands-on setting. This event is largely made possible by the generosity and support of Cape Cod 5.
- Held at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa.
- A delicious lunch will be served and you won’t want to miss out on your chance to network.
- All registrants will be entered to win raffle prizes from local businesses.
Event Info – October 11, 2023
11am to 2pm
Cape Codder Resort & Spa
Tables of 8 – $375
Patti is a Certified Life Coach and specializes in individual and group coaching for women. She is the author of Power Within Her, a guide toward self-discovery and personal growth. Patti speaks about the importance of building who you are from the inside out and has developed an interactive and engaging program that builds the confidence and courage needed to re-connect with who you are.
After writing her book, Patti discovered there were many women who were dealing with the same emotions she had. It was this discovery that led her to her passion which is to help women navigate the challenges of life, love and loneliness. Patti’s passion began while working with High School students on the effects of bullying, she began volunteering at women’s support organizations and spent 20 years working with incarcerated men and women. She has mentored and counselled a variety of people who struggle with life crisis. She is now committed to helping others help themselves. She knows from experience, that each and every person is stronger than anything that can happen to them and she believes, the most important relationship you can build is the one you build with yourself.
Amy is a non-profit leader driven by social justice values and motivated by teamwork and collaboration. She is the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth, dedicated to building and repairing affordable homes for low-income families. Amy considers it an honor and a privilege to be part of an organization that provides struggling residents with the opportunity to achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.
Prior to joining Habitat as the Development Director five years ago, Amy managed a Veterans non-profit that provided custom solutions to those facing challenges from southeastern Mass. Her work in non-profits followed 10+ years in higher education advancement, working in alumni relations for Boston College and Northeastern University. Each experience brought new opportunities for growth and new challenges that helped hone her priorities that guide her today. Amy still considers her most influential professional experience to be her first “real” job after college, working for Conventures, a woman-owned, highly demanding special events firm in Boston. For several years, she had a front-row seat to witness what it took for a woman to succeed in business, most often in an environment dominated by men. The understanding of power dynamics, the work ethic and the desire to support other women on their career paths stay with her to this day.
Amy feels strongly about social justice and equity work, and is highly involved as a volunteer in her community. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, the South Shore Community Action Council, and the Kingston Public Library Foundation. She is also an active community organizer for issues that are dear to her, was a youth sports coach for years, and is adjusting to life as a mom of a college student and a high-schooler.
Amy received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Vermont. She lives in Kingston with her husband, two kids and two sweet dogs.
Marie Younger Blackburn
Beth has the official title of Business Manager at Cape Cod Beer, but wears many hats at Cape Cod’s original microbrewery. When she and her husband Todd washed ashore in 1998, they dreamed of opening their own brewery. In 2004 that dream became a reality! Beth has been with Cape Cod Beer since its inception – when it was just an office in the basement of the Marcus house. While she worked full time outside of the business for the first two years (mostly for health benefits for her family), she joined the company officially in 2006, and adopted the title of Business Manager – because there was no great way to describe all the stuff she did around the brewery – including finances, marketing, retail and so much more.
A technologist by training, economist by education and plate juggler by necessity, Beth was somehow involved in every aspect of Cape Cod Beer that didn’t involve the actual making and packaging of the beer. That she leaves to her husband, Todd.
In January of 2023 Beth had spine surgery and turned the management of Retail, Marketing & Events back over to her husband Todd, leaving her responsible for HR and Finance, and her recovery.
With their two sons having officially “flown the nest”, and a very soon to be 20-year-old business with a very talented and capable management team in place, Todd and Beth are actively trying to spend a little less time working these days and little more time actively exploring the country, the world and absorbing as much live music as humanly possible!
Ashley is the founder of Dash of Social, a content marketing firm specializing in social media, marketing strategy, blogging, and email marketing. Working closely with their clients, Ashley and her team help small business owners and entrepreneurs craft and execute value-driven marketing strategies designed to establish thought leadership, grow online communities, and build connections and leads.
Additionally, Ashley founded Massachusetts Business Network in 2022, which is the only statewide publication that provides free to low cost resources that support organizations with increasing their visibility and establishing thought leadership through its podcast, blog, and directory.
Ashley is a graduate of Stonehill College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, and has been featured in prominent publications such as TEDx, Business Insider, and HuffPost. She currently serves as a Board Member for the Brockton Visiting Nurse Association (BVNA), Middleboro Public Library, and South Shore Young Professionals (SSYP).
When she isn’t working, you can find her running on her Peloton or curled up on the couch with a book.
Jeni is the owner and Chief Culinary Artist of Jeni’s Joy, a boutique prepared meals, private chef and catering company, focusing on dietary restrictions and/or preferences, such as gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian, and the Director, Co-Founder, and creative mind behind the
Family Table Collaborative. The Collaborative was formed as a rapid response to Covid-19, but uncovered many reasons to form a full blown 501(c)3, to increase nutritional security on Cape Cod, which led to taking over the old Riverway Lobsterhouse and becoming a full social enterprise that’s building to becoming a self sustaining nonprofit.
Though a recent “wash ashore”, arriving on Cape Cod in October of 2017 to go to Spaulding after suffering life altering injuries, she has immersed herself in becoming part of the fabric of Cape Cod. She was among the 2019 Class of Fellows with the Community Leadership Institute and now
serves as Vice Chair of Leadership Cape Cod. The United Way of Cape Cod chose Jeni to be their featured partner in 2020 for their Big Night virtual celebration, and then chose the Family Table Collaborative to be their Best Night Fund a Need in 2021, featuring the best of what amazing
partnerships can accomplish. Jeni was the lunchtime keynote of CCYP’s 2021 Shape Your Cape Summit, where the theme was Resilience. She was also recently awarded an inaugural Emerging Community Leader Award by CCYP. Jeni is committed to utilizing her journey to be a beacon of hope for others and create positive sustainable change for the betterment for all on Cape Cod. The Family Table Collaborative, which recently surpassed 600 volunteers and 127,500 nutritious, delicious meals into the community, was voted one of the Best Places to Work on Cape Cod in 2023.
Jeni has a MBA (’05) with a focus in Social Entrepreneurship from Babson College, where she sat on the Alumni Board for 6 years. She regularly guest lectures in Social Entrepreneurship and Public Policy Entrepreneurship. She was the President of New England Sports Academy, Chief Operating Officer of 2 start-ups, the Interim Executive Director of the MA Commission on the Status of Women, an Essex County Commissioner on the MA Commission on the Status of Women, National Chair of the 2005 National
Association of Women MBA Conference, owner of a successful swim school (the first of its’ kind to accept students with diverse abilities), and a Div. III All American swimmer for Franklin and Marshall College. She resides in
South Yarmouth, MA.
Jeni believes her journey has led her to do what she was meant to do. It’s truly amazing what can happen when passion collides with purpose!