Women Empower Expo

Date(s) - Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center


The second annual Women Empower Expo (WEX) will take place at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center on October 7, 2017. WEX is a one-day event dedicated to women entrepreneurship and features keynote talks, workshops, panels, breakout sessions, a pitch competition, networking lounge, woman-owned marketplace, author book signing, wellness events, and more.

“The purpose of WEX is to empower and equip women entrepreneurs and change leaders to create and grow successful businesses by providing knowledge, tools, and a community of peers, mentors, and partnership opportunities,” says WEX founder Alexa Carlin.

Past events in Washington D.C. and Fort Lauderdale hosted thousands of attendees from diverse backgrounds and industries, ranging from women looking to start a business or seek funding for an existing business or idea, to seasoned female entrepreneurs running multiple ventures.

Participants learn from industry experts and female leaders, network with entrepreneurs and change-makers, discover tools and strategies for taking their businesses to the next level, and connect with a like-minded community. Breakout sessions and classes feature everything from digital marketing training to wellness and work-life balance events.

WEX will showcase a competitive Pitch Event, sponsored by Florida Angel NEXUS, Withum, and StartUp Nation Ventures. Entrepreneurs seeking funding are invited to apply for the chance to be selected to pitch her product, idea, or business to a panel of judges at the event. All ten finalists will receive a comprehensive written assessment from the expert panel of judges, brand exposure among the thousands of event attendees, and press coverage, along with mentorship and funding opportunities. The winner will also be awarded:

  • A $1000 cash prize
  • An opportunity to pitch to accredited investors in the Florida Angel Nexus statewide network
  • A business coaching/mentoring package that includes executive, legal, accounting, and growth planning services
  • A Feature Article in Lifestyle Magazine
  • The opportunity to have her product appear on HSN
  • Four complimentary passes to the Women Empower Expo 2018

“Nexus is pleased to participate in WEX’s first Early Stage Pitch Event and deeply committed to mobilizing the movement of linking accredited investors to Florida’s women-owned ventures,” says Blaire Martin, Executive Director of Florida Angel Nexus. “Our statewide women’s investment chapter, headquartered in West Palm Beach, provides female investors with insights and access to women-owned ventures seeking capital, expertise, and resources.”

The Women Empower Expo will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. Tickets are available at the door for $45 or can be purchased in advance for $30 at https://fortlauderdale.womenempowerx.com/.

About the Women Empower Expo

Women Empower Expo (WEX) takes place in select cities across North America to connect and empower thousands of female entrepreneurs, business leaders, and professionals who are passionate about creating positive shifts in their careers, lives, and communities. The mission of the one-day event is to empower, educate, and equip female entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools, and community to create and grow successful businesses. For more information, visit: http://womenempowerexpo.com

About Florida Angel NEXUS

Florida Angel NEXUS enables investors to select and fund early-stage, high-growth ventures through the efficiency of a large investment entity. Companies selected gain exposure to a large pool of investors from angel groups statewide who co-invest to meet the company’s fundraising goals. NEXUS’ angel groups gain far more insights into the market, products, and execution risk than they can generate on their own, creating a win-win for the investors and the ventures they fund. https://www.floridaangelnexus.co

About the WEX Pitch Event:

The Women Empower Expo (WEX) in partnership with Florida Angel Nexus is hosting a pitch competition for female entrepreneurs on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in the WEX Marketplace at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. Ten finalists will be chosen to present their pitch live to panel of judges, which includes women executives from HSN, Florida Angel NEXUS, Withum, and Startup Nation Ventures. Finalists will receive written feedback and brand exposure and one winner will receive a prize package worth thousands of dollars and a pitch opportunity in the Florida Angel Nexus statewide network of accredited investors. Applications must be received by September 15, 2017. https://pitchevent.womenempowerx.com/

About WEX Founder

Alexa Carlin is a nationally renowned speaker, Founder of the Women Empower Expo and Creator of BeAPublicSpeaker.com. Alexa was recently featured on the cover of Meetings & Conventions magazine as one of 15 “Young Millennial Go-Getters To Watch” and named one of the “Most Powerful Women In Fort Lauderdale” by Fort Lauderdale Daily, a Gold Coast magazine.

WEX Sponsors Include:

  • Dzugan Physiologic
  • The Ribeiro Law Firm
  • Str8 Fwd Co.
  • Merging Traffic
  • Florida Angel Nexus
  • HSN
  • Lifestyle Media Group
  • Choose954
  • ExpertCopy