Imagine building a consensus among hundreds of women entrepreneurs, corporate CEOs, academicians, government officials and nonprofit leaders. That was the formidable task of the Women's Economic Summit held in mid October. Although no momentous decisions were made, the groundwork was laid for programs that will help women entrepreneurs.
Not all participants agreed with the summit's agenda, however. Some who spoke to Entrepreneur off the record felt the meeting was geared toward a single goal: expanding the Women's Business Development Center network.
Despite such differences in opinion, the summit addressed issues vitally important to women: