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GEORGETOWN CUPCAKE CO-FOUNDING SISTERS AND STARS OF TLC’S DC CUPCAKES HEADLINE NAWBO WOMEN’S BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne to Inspire Hundreds of Women Entrepreneurs From Across the Country
(Washington, D.C., July 31, 2014)—Sisters Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, co-founders of Georgetown Cupcake, stars of the hit series DC Cupcakes on TLC and best-selling authors of The Cupcake Diaries and Sweet Celebrations, will inspire hundreds of women entrepreneurs from across the U.S. at the NAWBO Women’s Business Conference 2014, September 8-9 in Indianapolis, IN, to follow their passion and grow as keynote speakers.
Inspired by their grandmother, in 2008, Katherine and Sophie traded careers in fashion and venture capital to follow their passion for baking and opened Georgetown Cupcake in Washington, D.C. Since 2008, they have expanded Georgetown Cupcake with locations in Bethesda, MD, New York City/SoHo, Boston/Newbury St., Los Angeles and Atlanta (fall 2014). Georgetown Cupcake ships its cupcakes nationwide, offers more than 100 flavors and bakes over 25,000 cupcakes each day.
The sisters and their cupcakes have been featured extensively in the media, including in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, Better Homes and Gardens, Food & Wine, the NBC Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Martha Stewart Show, ABC’s Nightline, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, People, InStyle, Town & Country, Redbook and Cosmopolitan.
“Starting, scaling and running your own business is both extremely rewarding and extremely challenging, and we love sharing our advice and personal experience in starting Georgetown Cupcake with other female entrepreneurs,” say Katherine and Sophie. “By sharing our personal experience and lessons learned along the way, we hope to inspire female business owners to achieve their own business goals. We hope that everyone in attendance comes away with tangible advice that they can use to help them in the day-to-day operation of their business and help them grow their business to the next level.”
The theme of the NAWBO Women’s Business Conference 2014, “The Power of YOU,” is designed to help women entrepreneurs power their business, lifestyle and community. The event features breakout sessions on the most current business and professional lifestyle topics, an exhibit hall packed for networking and resources, a keynote by Muffy Davis, Paralympic gold medalist and global motivational speaker, and a keynote small business panel featuring JJ Ramberg, Host of MSNBC’s Your Business and co-founder of Goodsearch.com; Susan Duffy, Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College; and Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert.
“We’re thrilled to have Katherine and Sophie join this year’s amazing lineup of conference speakers committed to the success and growth of women entrepreneurs,” says Darla Beggs, Chair of the NAWBO National Board of Directors and President of Abba Staffing and Consulting in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. “There are more than 9.1 million firms owned by women in the U.S. today, employing nearly 7.9 million people and generating $1.4 trillion in sales, and we are only growing stronger thanks to organizations like NAWBO and our partners and supporters.”
Learn more about the NAWBO Women’s Business Conference 2014 and register here.
Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America’s more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries. NAWBO develops programs that help women entrepreneurs navigate through the various stages of their business growth.