Skip to Content
Smithtown Central School District
Smithtown Central
School District

District Alert

Main Content

Women's Entrepreneurship Conference

April 27, 2023

Who or what is your inspiration? Can you define the personality traits of a leader?

These topics and more were discussed Thursday morning at the first ever Smithtown IAB News Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference at High School East.

More than 25 women entrepreneurs visited East to chat with and inspire our students from High School East and High School West.

The event began in the Little Theatre with Keynote Speaker Dr. Kimberly Cline, President of Long Island University.

Next up was a panelists forum with six women entrepreneurs who discussed their "struggles and successes" to our students directly asking and answered questions.

Students then began their "meet and greet" sessions with over 25 entrepreneurs from all types of businesses. The students spent 15 minutes at each table discussing main topic theme points before the bell rang and they moved to the next table.

Smithtown IAB Executive Director Phil Como said, “We want to give our students the tools to become empowered and realize that success is limitless.”

Thank you Phil and the Smithtown IAB for putting on such a wonderful and informative event!


students at desk networking

Phil Como and guest smiling

students at desk networking

panel speaking on stage

students at desk networking

Panelists holding up certificates

students at desk networking

students at desk networking