Coppell Women's Alliance Entrepreneurship Panel 2023

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Name: Coppell Women's Alliance Entrepreneurship Panel 2023
Date: April 6, 2023
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
"You'd think that the state of entrepreneurship and the state of women's entrepreneurship are one in the same, but that isn't always the case. For women, wide involvement in the business world is still relatively new, and we continue to face our own unique challenges and barriers to entrepreneurship." - Kiera Abbamonte

At this April luncheon, Dr. Christa Slejko, President of Dallas College - North Lake, will moderate a panel discussion of female entrepreneurs as they detail their journeys and provide insights to their success. Open to the public, we've also invited young women from Coppell High School and Dallas College who are aspiring entrepreneurs. 
There was such demand for this event in 2022 that we've moved it to a larger venue at the Coppell Arts Center. 


Margie Aguilar

On a quest to help mainstream America acknowledge and embrace the Hispanic media market, Margie Aguilar founded and is the current company lead of ISP Creative, a video production and full-service creative content house in Irving. 

With Margie at the helm, ISP Creative has become a driving force in the industry, working with such brands at Ulta and DFW Hispanic 100. Margie was recently recognized as the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Person of the Year. 

Margie serves on boards and committees that build women in prestigious organizations such as the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Women’s Business Council Southwest and Young Women’s Preparatory Network and the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber. 

Margie is a double Dallas Business Journal's award recipient for community advocacy and a woman in business of the year, a living legend awardee and in 2021, Margie was honored with the United States President’s Volunteer Service Award. 

Dr. Neena Biswas
Dr. Biswas is a physician, entrepreneur and community leader. She is a triple board-certified physician with specialties in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative medicine. She has extensive experience in clinical and academic settings. 

Dr. Biswas is also the Founder and CEO of B12 Consulting, a global business strategy and technology firm. She leads B12’s healthcare IT practice. 

She is involved in many social and community activities to support STEM education, women's healthcare and diversity initiatives. Dr. Biswas is also a School Board Trustee for Coppell ISD. 

Chanel Christoff Davis
Chanel is the CEO and founding partner of the award-winning firm Davis Davis & Harmon LLC – Sales Tax Experts (DDH). Established in 2001, DDH is the largest woman and minority-owned sales tax advisory practice in the country servicing global multinational corporations by delivering innovative tax solutions that return money to their clients’ bottom line. 

As CEO, she is the forward-thinking disruptor of the group. Despite her humble beginnings growing up in New Orleans, she was never afraid to own her brilliance and buck the status quo. She defined her own adjectives and set her own goals, which has served her well in continuously raising the bar for DDH. 

DDH has been awarded Supplier of The Year by Ericsson Inc. and The DFW Minority Supplier Development Council, respectively. DDH was also awarded both the WBE Advocate of the Year and the prestigious Lillie Knox Investment Award by the Women's Business Council Southwest. 

As host of the podcast, "Follow The Leader," she interviews dynamic women entrepreneurs about their journey to becoming a success in business. 

Theresa Mason 
Theresa has started, sold and continues to run multiple businesses including two painting companies, a non-profit, a real estate brokerage, her husband’s music company and a private Montessori style school.
Theresa and her husband, Justin, started a small real estate brokerage in 2012 which they ran together for 8 years. In early 2020 they had an opportunity to merge their brokerage with Magnolia Realty, founded by Chip and Joanna Gaines.  Sharing the same values and service mindset as the Gaines’ made the decision to transition to Magnolia Realty easy and seamless.  In November of 2022, the Magnolia Realty Grapevine office opened, and Theresa serves as the Broker and co-owner.

In the fall of 2021, Theresa and her husband, along with another couple, opened Vine Academy: An Acton Affiliate in Grapevine, and Theresa serves as the Head of School for this small private school.
Theresa is a past president of the Notre Dame Club of Dallas, a past chair of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, and served as an alternate member of the City of Grapevine’s Planning and Zoning Commission from 2013-2017.

Here’s your opportunity to sponsor this annual Event and reach key women entrepreneurs.  Your sponsorship makes it possible for students from Coppell ISD and Dallas College to participate.

Luncheon Sponsor: $250 (unlimited)
  • One ticket to the luncheon
  • Recognition and logo on the event website page
  • Recognition in all pre-event and post-event publicity
  • Logo included on the luncheon program and table signs
  • Opportunity to greet guests as they arrive at the luncheon
Future Entrepreneur Supporter: $50 (unlimited) 
  • Sponsors attendance for two students
  • Your company name listed on the luncheon program and Chamber website
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Coppell Arts Center
505 Travis Street
Coppell, TX 75019
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, April 6, 2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Contact Information:
Amber Watkins
$25 Early Bird Members; $30 at the door
$35 Future Members
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