Suzanne Bergmeister

IL readers know her as a regular at OpenCoffee, those Monday morning gatherings of startup people, techies and investors.

In real life, Suzanne Bergmeister is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Louisville’s successful eMBA program. We’ve had many posts about Suzanne’s eMBA team’s consistently great business plan and pitch team. U of L is emerging as a force to be reckoned with at the United States’ premier competitions such as the Rice University competition.

(In her spare time, she was a colonel in the United States Air Force reserves, now retired.)

Hear how she does it all at the next 100 Wise Women event, scheduled for Wednesday, June 25. In addition to teaching and mentoring, Bergmeister founded a business consulting and investment firm, Sunflower Business Ventures Inc., in 2004. She is an active community leader and an Air Force reservist with 29 years of service.

According to the 100 Wise Women release, Bergmeister will discuss the theme of authentic leadership and share her experiences and advice about when to “lean in,” when to leave and when to leap. (For the uninitiated, those are startup terms related to the various stages of projects.)

The breakfast event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave. in Crescent Hill.

The price is $30. We’re telling you about this early because 100 Wise Women events are almost always sellouts. You can register here.

For more information, contact the Leadership Louisville Center at 502- 561-0458 or email [email protected]

Abut 100 Wise Women: The Leadership Louisville Center hosts 100 Wise Women to bring successful women leaders – Wise Women – together with emerging women leaders to share perspectives on themes presented by distinguished keynote speakers.  Designed to increase the base of Louisville’s qualified, connected women leaders, over 750 women attended the forums in 2013, and every event has sold out since the series started in 2007.

Proceeds from 100 Wise Women go to the Joan Riehm Women’s Leadership Fund, created to allow women to participate in Leadership Louisville Center programs. Since the scholarship fund was created in 2007, 95 women have received scholarships totaling more than $92,000.

About the Leadership Louisville Center: Created in 1979, the Leadership Louisville Center is a resource for leadership development and civic engagement. Its mission is to expand and connect a diverse network of leaders who serve as catalysts for a world-class community through dynamic programming and strong community connections. More than 6,000 community leaders have graduated from the center’s programs that include Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville and Bingham Fellows.