Central Florida's Women's Entrepreneur Program

Where Women Grow Their Businesses

Join us for networking, education, mentorship and support.

A comfortable space for women business owners to come for support, resources, networking, and learning opportunities specifically designed to help women entrepreneurs succeed.

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Elle Collective x Her Brand & Co.

Elle Collective has teamed up with Her Brand & Co. to provide you access to the best marketing resources.

Enrollment is open from April 1st – May 15h, 2024.

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Elle Collective x Let Go & Grow

Elle Collective members have access to Growth Box, an online toolbox filled with evidence based, growth-oriented resources built to support the entrepreneurial journey!
Inside of Growth Box, you will find journal prompts, worksheets, meditations, embodiment exercises, and more along with video tutorials and access to all future updated material so that members can actually bring essential concepts like self-care to life.

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What We Offer

Programming and Events focus on the issues facing women-owned businesses throughout Central Florida.

Beautiful young creative women working in a studio, startup business.

Who We Serve

Women business owners and entrepreneurs at all stages of development -- all are welcome!

Teamwork of business women and men working together with computer and laptop, sitting people wear headphones

Cost

There is no cost to join ELLE Collective. Our services are supported by Seminole State College.

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Areas of Focus

Education, technical assistance, networking, mentorship, leadership development, and more.

Mission & vision

The Mission

To support and accelerate women's business ownership and strengthen the impact of women on the economy by creating jobs, fueling economic growth, and building strong communities.

The Vision

To be recognized as the "Home of Female Entrepreneurship" in Central Florida, supporting economic opportunities and business growth for women through all stages of business ownership.

Advisory Board

Amber Clore

Amber Clore Morales, is a registered Interior Designer who has been practicing Residential and Commercial design for over 2 decades. After earning her Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and growing her Interior Design passion into an award-winning business, A.Clore Interiors, Amber quickly discovered a gap in the interior design marketplace. Her youthful energy and mature sense of style have created a niche in Central Florida and in the design world. She is a current member of the Rotary Club of Avalon Park, Leadership Seminole Executive Council, and Seminole State College Foundation committees.

Angie Ruff

Angie Ruff is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the food industry, specializing in food brand consulting and boutique co-manufacturing. With a strong background in manufacturing operations, distribution, and brand management, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project.

As a food brand consultant, Angie works closely with CPG brands, restaurants, and other businesses to develop strategic solutions that drive growth and profitability. She possess the ability to hold key stakeholders accountable while fostering a collaborative and creative work environment sets her apart from others in the industry. Her keen understanding of market trends, consumer preferences, and industry regulations allows me to provide tailored guidance and support to my clients, helping them navigate the complexities of the food industry with ease.

Annetta Wilson

Annetta Wilson is President of Annetta Wilson Media Training & Success Coaching. She is a Certified Mastery Coach and Certified Trainer specializing media training, presentation skills and communication skills. She has coached for Goldman Sachs ‘Launch with GS’ program for African American and Latinx entrepreneurs, AAA, the City of Orlando, Cracker Barrel, and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, among others.

An award-winning journalist, she was the first African American to anchor a weekday evening newscast in Central Florida history (WKMG-TV, Orlando).

Annetta is one of 8 featured coaches in the book, ‘Coaching for Success’ (Insight Publishing). She is the creator of ‘You’ve Got Less than 15 Seconds. Impress Me!’ (elevator speech system), and the author/editor of ‘What If It’s True? Challenge Your Thinking on Stuff Experts Say’.

Cassandra Willard

Cassi Willard is an advocate, attorney and educator for entrepreneurs and creatives. She currently serves as an Instructor in the Management Department in the College of Business and the Program Director at the Blackstone LaunchPad at the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining UCF’s faculty, she was a Course Director at Full Sail University for nearly 20 years, where she taught in the undergraduate and graduate business courses. Willard was the President of the National Association of Women Business Owners – Orlando from 2019-21, which afforded her the opportunity to advocate and support entrepreneurs during unprecedented challenges posed during the pandemic.

Dr. Brooke Stuart

Dr. Brooke Stuart is a holistic doctor in private practice as well as the founder and creator of Let Go & Grow®, where our mission is to provide the most direct and approachable way to experience growth in the world! Over the past ten years, Dr. Stuart has worked with thousands of people through her online platform, speaking engagements, work with teams and organizations and one on one in practice. Holding degrees in medical anthropology, psychology, and integrative medicine, Dr. Stuart uses a unique combination of holistic counseling and functional medicine to personalize and tailor treatments for her patients, particularly women and professional athletes, locally in Central FL and around the world. As a physician, she is deeply committed to her patient’s personal growth and development as she uses solution-oriented methods to clear issues, create health and assist them in realizing and actualizing their true potential.

Dawn Sipley

With nearly 20 years in HR, nine of those in business ownership, Dawn understands the pressures of entrepreneurship. She began her professional career after graduating from UCF with her business degree in 2004. Since then, she has supported hundreds of companies in Central Florida with their hiring needs either as a corporate recruiter, staffing company, or consultant. It was during those years in staffing that the concept of Sipley The Best was born. Instead of the agency experience where they simply do the grunt work for you, STB targets companies that truly care about the culture of the company, dedicated to attracting diverse but like-minded talent, and while choosing to value the team they already have in place.

Dawn Raquel Jensen

Dawn Raquel Jensen, EMBA, merges social media, digital marketing, technology training, and business strategy together as an embedded CMO/CXO to organizations, leadership teams, and first-stage businesses. She provides coaching and deep-dive advisory and marketing support services so business owners can influence and impact the communities they serve.  She founded Virtual Options in 2008 to work with successful entrepreneurs and high-performing teams and since then, works and speaks internationally on marketing and entrepreneurial leadership. Dawn also resides as the Social Media and Marketing Adjunct Professor for Seminole State College.

Jamie Sue Johnson

Jamie Sue Johnson brings a broad spectrum of experience and knowledge to assist you to Bend the Trend in your Pharmacy Health Care Spend. As the Director, Client Services, Jamie’s wide range of management includes; Cost/Risk Analysis, Financial Forecasting and Program Management to the table. Jamie is well versed in Pharmacy Risk Management, with a focus in Medicare and Medicaid Pharmacy Healthcare Analysis and CMS Star Ratings Improvement. US-Rx care saves patients, employers, and providers bottom line dollars. She is known for her leadership in Bending the Trend in Pharmacy Healthcare Spend.

Jessica Rosario

Jessica is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of entrepreneurial leadership, 25 years in the financial services industry and passionate about community outreach. Her personal brand focuses on the inner strength and beauty of women.
Whether it’s by mentoring teens or helping women of all backgrounds start a business, Jessica ensures women know their worth, how to identify the opportunities available and how to bring that value to the table every single time.
She is also skilled in Personal Development, Leadership, Business and Personal Coaching & Consulting. As an integrator, Jessica is an advocate of EOS and the Profit First cash flow method.

Dr. Laine Powell

Dr. Laine Powell is the founder and executive director of Tech Sassy Girlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring underrepresented girls in middle and high school to engage in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Taking on the challenge head-on of addressing the notable shortage of girls and women in STEM fields, Powell created the organization in 2012 to address the critical shortage of women and minorities being represented in high-tech STEM careers.

Powell is also the vice president for AceApplications, LLC, a technology solutions provider for businesses, schools, and government agencies. AceApplications delivers custom software, systems integration, mobile app and web development, data analytics and reporting, and training and staffing.

Judi Awsumb

An inspiring mentor and strategist, a proven community leader and an innovative entrepreneur, Judi certainly lives up to her name. In 2004, she created Awsumb Enterprises to assist CEOs and business owners with a full spectrum of measurable advisory services that examine all facets of their businesses to help them take their companies to the next level.

Through the years, Judi’s experience in Corporate America has made her uniquely qualified to provide the necessary background and skill sets to understand each threshold of business growth for the corporate and entrepreneurial environments. As one of three founding partners in launching GRAND Media – a national media company targeting first-time grandparents – Awsumb developed strategic partnerships with various media organizations, created sponsorship packages and hired and managed its national sales force.

In 2017, Judi founded, WE-Women Entrepreneurs, an invitation only network of women owned businesses who generate a minimum of $1 million plus in annual revenues. This roundtable group utilizes the collective knowledge of its members to improve, grow and achieve profitability objectives through a highly developed interactive process.

Maria Isabel Sanquírico

Maria Isabel Sanquírico, an award-winning public relations professional and former news anchorwoman, is the esteemed founder and president of Eleven 11 Communications.

This strategic communications firm, ranked as one of Orlando’s leading multicultural PR, communications, and outreach firms, is dedicated to helping clients authentically and effectively communicate with diverse audiences. Eleven 11 Communications applies unique insights into Hispanic and general market audiences to achieve government, nonprofit, and corporate clients’ goals and objectives.

With more than 25 years of experience, Maria Isabel has received recognition for her outstanding achievements. The University of Puerto Rico acknowledged her as one of the institution’s outstanding students.  In 2020, PR News honored her as one of their Top Women in PR, a recognition bestowed upon women who have made bold advances in crisis management, brand reputation, content creation, social media, and marketing for clients.

Sharonda Engram

Sharonda W. Engram is the owner of Living Water Counseling Center, located in Lake Mary, FL. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in the field of psychology from Florida A & M University, in 2001. In December of 2007, she earned her master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling from Stetson University. She’s licensed with the state of Florida as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Formal education and experience has equipped her to counsel individuals, families, and couples.

She has a great deal of experience working with relationships since 2008, and mental health issues since 1999. Living Water Counseling Center was birth in December 05, 2013. She loves working with families to help them change generational cycles. The work that she does is ministry to her, not a mere job or business. In all that she does, she believes in doing it wholeheartedly unto her God. She was ordained as a deacon at her former ministry in 2004. In 2009, she was ordained as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She is also a first time author of a children’s book titled Fearfully and Wonderfully.

Sheryl Mays

Sheryl Mays is a Chief Experience Officer, 5x Author, award-winning International Speaker, On-Air Personality and Corporate Trainer. As the President of Rise and Shine Consulting and Coaching Firm, she provides consulting services and training for individuals, teams and organizations on customer experience, customer service and customer support.

Sheryl is a contributing writer for Entrepreneur Magazines, Founder of Affirm Your Truth: The Affirmation Movement, Podcast Host, The Customers Tea and founder of Master the SALE Academy, an eLearning customer service training platform.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, she served as Vice President of Admissions for a nationally accredited career training school where she successfully led teams of marketing professionals across of variety of geographies. She also served as the Director of Development for several national non-profit organizations raising millions of dollars for the organizations.

Stephanie Hoback

Stephanie Hoback is the Principal of Eco Partnering Innovations LLC (EPI), a Central Florida-based Woman-Owned/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. Mrs. Hoback specializes in deliberate multimodal technology products and solutions for Smart City, Vehicle-to-Everything, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure, and Connected Vehicle (CV) applications. With over twenty-six years of cross-functional industry experience in transportation, Mrs. Hoback leverages strategic partnerships to provide her clients with unique insights and innovative applications to integrate the next generation of technologies. Her primary focus is on transportation technology, while her secondary focus is on providing industry professionals with automated business tools and technology solutions for sales, training, marketing, estimating, procurement, contract management, and project management to help manage dollars, details, and deadlines for their customers and staff. Mrs. Hoback emphasizes the importance of creating a better work-life balance and a healthier workforce.

Yanet Herrero

The daughter of Cuban Entrepreneurs, Yanet was born in Havana Cuba and came to the United States at the early age of seven. In 2007, following the entrepreneurship spirit her parents instilled in her, Yanet founded Kings Service Solutions, LLC.

Accustomed to driving operational efficiency as well as profit, Yanet has taken Kings Service Solutions from a startup business to a solid company. Kings Service Solutions main product is “trust” delivering commercial cleaning solutions in Florida, Georgia, and   North Carolina always staying true to its core values. Yanet has been interviewed nationally and locally as a leader in her industry and as inspiration to women entrepreneurs.

Amber Clore

Amber Clore Morales, is a registered Interior Designer who has been practicing Residential and Commercial design for over 2 decades. After earning her Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and growing her Interior Design passion into an award-winning business, A.Clore Interiors, Amber quickly discovered a gap in the interior design marketplace. Her youthful energy and mature sense of style have created a niche in Central Florida and in the design world. She is a current member of the Rotary Club of Avalon Park, Leadership Seminole Executive Council, and Seminole State College Foundation committees.

Angie Ruff

Angie Ruff is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the food industry, specializing in food brand consulting and boutique co-manufacturing. With a strong background in manufacturing operations, distribution, and brand management, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project.
As a food brand consultant, Angie works closely with CPG brands, restaurants, and other businesses to develop strategic solutions that drive growth and profitability. She possess the ability to hold key stakeholders accountable while fostering a collaborative and creative work environment sets her apart from others in the industry. Her keen understanding of market trends, consumer preferences, and industry regulations allows me to provide tailored guidance and support to my clients, helping them navigate the complexities of the food industry with ease.

Annetta Wilson

Annetta Wilson is President of Annetta Wilson Media Training & Success Coaching. She is a Certified Mastery Coach and Certified Trainer specializing media training, presentation skills and communication skills. She has coached for Goldman Sachs ‘Launch with GS’ program for African American and Latinx entrepreneurs, AAA, the City of Orlando, Cracker Barrel, and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, among others.

An award-winning journalist, she was the first African American to anchor a weekday evening newscast in Central Florida history (WKMG-TV, Orlando).

Annetta is one of 8 featured coaches in the book, ‘Coaching for Success’ (Insight Publishing). She is the creator of ‘You’ve Got Less than 15 Seconds. Impress Me!’ (elevator speech system), and the author/editor of ‘What If It’s True? Challenge Your Thinking on Stuff Experts Say’

Dr. Brooke Stuart

Angie Ruff is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the food industry, specializing in food brand consulting and boutique co-manufacturing. With a strong background in manufacturing operations, distribution, and brand management, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project.
As a food brand consultant, Angie works closely with CPG brands, restaurants, and other businesses to develop strategic solutions that drive growth and profitability. She possess the ability to hold key stakeholders accountable while fostering a collaborative and creative work environment sets her apart from others in the industry. Her keen understanding of market trends, consumer preferences, and industry regulations allows me to provide tailored guidance and support to my clients, helping them navigate the complexities of the food industry with ease.

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Elle Collective

1055 AAA Drive, Lake Mary, Florida 32746 

407-321-3495