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Level UP! A Women’s Business Accelerator Series

  • October 11, 18 & 25 and November 8 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Max M. Fisher Federation Building, 6735 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Twp, MI 48301
  • $99 includes all four sessions and dinner at each session (set price for the series).
  • A minimum gift of $36 to Federation’s 2024 Annual Campaign is required to attend this series.
  • Marianne Bloomberg, bloomberg@jfmd.org

October 11, 2023 @ 6:30 PM November 8, 2023 @ 8:30 PM

Accelerate your Business Goals in the Jewish New Year! Join the JWWN’s Level UP: a Women’s Biz Accelerator Series for new and experienced women business owners across all industries.

Hear from top keynote speakers about being a Lady Boss, leadership flair, building a brand for your business, social media marketing, networking and growing your business.

Connect with peers and experts during sessions designed to help you with business strategy, marketing and development.

Network with women business owners and mentor other women starting their business journey.

Walk away with a beautiful new headshot, business connections, and an action plan for your business success.

Build the skills and confidence you need to accelerate your Business in the New Year.

Dietary laws observed. Business casual attire.

In addition to the registration fee, a minimum gift of $36 to Federation’s 2024 Annual Campaign is required to attend this series. 

Level UP is powered by the Gerson Fund

Thank you to our team:
Leigh Moss, Level UP Chair
Michelle Cantor, Suzanne Fellows, Pam Lippitt and Jodie Krasnick, Committee Members
Sherrie Singer, Women’s Philanthropy President
Amy D. Neistein, Women’s Philanthropy Director
Marianne Bloomberg, Staff Liaison, Jewish Working Women’s Network


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Attention, fearless trailblazers! Are you a visionary woman with a burning desire to take your business to new heights? We believe in you, and we’re here to equip you with the tools, strategies, and inspiration you need to overcome insecurity and unlock your full potential. It’s time to Level UP, and we’re with you every step of the way!

Laurie Greenberg, CPC, PCC is an experienced ICF-accredited Life and Leadership Coach who is dedicated to helping individuals unlock their potential, find clarity and take inspired action in their personal and professional lives.  Learn more about Laurie here.

Andrea Walker-Leidy breaks down authentic branding for businesses and professionals at this Level UP session. At its core, a brand isn’t just a logo; it’s about mission, identity and sharing your story. Andrea highlights the need to sync three views: who you really are, how you see yourself, and how others perceive you. When these align, that’s your true brand. Andrea’s storytelling and navigation will help you learn to shape a brand that truly reflects you and your organization.

Andrea Walker-Leidy is the founder of Walker Publicity, a dynamic marketing and communication expert dedicated to empowering individuals, small businesses and nonprofits to connect with their audiences through innovative storytelling strategies. Learn more about Andrea here.

At this special session, Level UP brings you 3 dynamic Detroit-based Boss Ladies to share their business savvy with us as well as to talk about their struggles.  Hailing from different backgrounds and industries, these powerhouse women will inspire you for their willingness to speak up, take risks, and continually grow and learn.  Hear from them about scaling up your business, the importance of saying “No” in business, and finding value and strength in pivoting.  And of course, there will be time for questions and answers. Leigh Moss, Chair of the Level UP committee and founder of Moss Law, PLC, will moderate this panel of successful women business owners.

Yolanda Williams is a dynamic and accomplished entrepreneur, CEO and co-owner of CREAM BLENDS, a natural skincare company. She is also the Co-Director of DISTINCT LIFE, a brand development agency. Learn more about Yolanda here.

Chelsea Gheesling is the co-founder of Bundled, a mission-based corporate gifting company that employs individuals with disabilities. Learn more about Chelsea here.

Kyle Smitley is the founder and executive director of Detroit Achievement Academy (DAA) and Detroit Prep (DP), a pair of high-performing, nonprofit charter schools. Learn more about Kyle here.

Become a leadership powerhouse with Tina Sula’s “networking mindset” concept and Level UP your networking skills. Learn how your connections can create a bridge to success, gain confidence in starting conversations with strangers, and reshape how you think about networking.

Federation’s favorite photographer John Hardwick will also be joining us to take professional headshots at this session. Everyone will receive 2-3 photos complete with touch ups so you can look your best for your marketing pieces as you Level UP your business.

Tina Sula is passionate about helping people turn their connections into community. She puts her passion into action as a fundraiser at the Jewish Federation, as well as through teaching a course on networking at the University of Michigan. Learn more about Tina here.

John Hardwick is a Metro Detroit-based photographer specializing in corporate events and headshots. He studied photography at Midwest Photography Workshops and his work has been featured in Hour DetroitThe Detroit Free Press and the Detroit Jewish News. Learn more about John here.


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6735 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 United States
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