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Connect and Celebrate in Person with the Return of Comerica Bank Women’s Business Symposium

The event returns to an in-person format on Friday, April 29.

Comerica Bank Women’s Business Symposium event details

The Comerica Bank Women’s Business Symposium is back in 2022. The event will help women in business learn, connect, grow and celebrate their potential together. The popular business networking event returns to an in-person format on Friday, April 29, from 10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. PT at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa.

Entering its 16th year, the Comerica Bank Women’s Business Symposium brings together women in business from across Southern California. The goal is to “Power Up Your Potential” through inspiring speakers, connections with business leaders and opportunities to help them grow. 

Registration and the complete schedule for the Comerica Bank Women’s Business Symposium are available by clicking here. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Girls Inc. of Orange County.

Headliner Michelle Poler

Michelle Poler, author of “Hello, Fears: Crush Your Comfort Zone and Become Who You’re Meant to Be,” will headline the event. Poler is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear facer, branding strategist and author. She has created a social movement empowering millions to tap into their full potential. Her speaking engagements have included companies across the country, inspiring individuals with her project 100 Days Without Fear.

Emceeing the Comerica Bank Women’s Business Symposium is celebrity chef, syndicated radio host and cookbook author Jamie Gwen. Emmy Award-winning journalist and KTLA 5 Morning News anchor Chris Schauble will join her. Schauble will serve as the moderator for the event’s Founder’s Forum.

The event will also feature a special musical performance from hip-hop violinist Josh Vietti. Vietti performed for an NBA All-Star Game commercial and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”.

Featured Speakers

  • Erica Dhawan: Dhawan is an internationally recognized leading authority, speaker and advisor on 21st-century teamwork, collaboration, and innovation Named by Thinkers50 as the “Oprah of Management Thinkers,” she is the author of two books, “Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence” and “Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance.” Erica shares strategies to unlock the collective power of teams, build a culture of trust and create authentic engagement.
  • Hilda Kennedy: Kennedy is Founder and President of AmPac Business Capital. AmPac is a partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration as a 504 Lender and a Micro Lender and partner with the Department of Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). AmPac has funded almost $1 billion in loans for small businesses. As the only faith-based SBA 504 Lender in the country, AmPac connects faith and business.
  • Hanna Lim: Lim is the mother of three daughters and the co-founder and creative director of Lollaland. After having children, she recognized a void in the sippy cup market and started the company that is now Lollaland. She secured funding for her flagship product, the Lollacup, through ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank. She remains committed to creating safe, smart baby products for modern families.
  • Keely Cat-Wells: Cat-Wells is an Entrepreneur and Disability Activist dedicated to making social, systemic, and economic change. As the founder and CEO of C Talent, Keely is a One Young World Entrepreneur of the Year 2022, Forbes 30 Under 30 Entertainment honouree, Diana Award winner, AdWeek Young Influential and an Advisory Board Member to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. MTV Entertainment Group, in coordination with the Biden-Harris Administration, recently chose Keely as a youth participant at the first Mental Health Youth Action Forum.

About Comerica

Comerica Bank is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated, a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned by three business segments: The Commercial Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships and helping people and businesses be successful. In addition to Texas, other Comerica Bank locations include Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan, with select businesses operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. Comerica reported total assets of $94.6 billion as of Dec. 31, 2021.

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