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You are trailblazing. Hardworking. A Jewish woman in business. As a Jewish woman in business, it's time for you to LEAD. Discover how to seize opportunities, overcome challenges, and excel in every aspect of your life.
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Join hundreds of fellow Jewish women entrepreneurs for empowering sessions exploring pricing or pitch, prioritizing or project management, negotiations or smarter sales!

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Tailored workshops focus on your top concern. Discover when to scale, navigate hiring decisions, stay ahead of trends, master delegation, all things Shopify, and delve into nonprofit strategies or money hashkafa.

Join Interactive roundtables and invaluable facilitated networking opportunities.
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Melissa Ben-Ishay is the Co-Founder and CEO of Baked by Melissa, the New York-based dessert brand famous for its handcrafted bite-size cupcakes and treats. Founded in 2008, the brand now operates 14 retail locations in the NYC area, ships nationwide, and has sold over 350 million cupcakes. In 2020 Melissa gained popularity on TikTok with videos of her salads and everyday meals. Today Melissa’s highly engaged community of over 3.8 million followers recreate her recipes at home, each designed to deliver the perfect bite just like her namesake cupcakes. Her newest cookbook, Come Hungry was released January 2024 and became an instant New York Times bestseller.  Melissa has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Drew Barrymore Show, TODAY Show and more.  For additional information, visit

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Join hundreds of Jewish women in business for a day 
of learning, collaboration, and support.
  • What is The JWE?
    The JWE believes that Jewish women can and should have the tools to create the lives they love. The JWE provides women the resources and connections they need to achieve their personal and professional goals.
  • Why should I attend?
    The JWE business conference is an unrivaled opportunity to network and learn from leading Jewish women, at the top of every industry. The conference will feature a keynote speaker, Melissa Ben-Ishay, who will share about her own story of building a brand as a Jewish woman. We will host workshops, panels, and industry-focused roundtables throughout the day. The conference will be an opportunity to learn and also meet working Jewish women from across the country. By attending, you should gain referrals, new ideas, and importantly, a community to inspire you and propel you forward in your career. You deserve to invest in yourself, and celebrate your accomplishments with a community of dynamic women like you. Attend The JWE Conference to do that!
  • What does the day look like?
    8:45 am - Registration & Breakfast
 9:15 am - Welcome
 9:30 am - Keynote with Melissa Ben-Ishay, Founder of Baked by Melissa
 10:35 am - Workshops, Panels, Roundtables, & VIP Networking with Melissa for Gold Members 11:35 am - Workshops, Panels, Roundtables 1:00 pm - Lunch
 1:45 pm - Workshops, Panels, Roundtables
 3:00 pm - Workshops, Panels, Roundtables
 4:00 pm - Break 4:10 pm - Workshops, Panels, Roundtables 5:15 pm - Closing Remarks, “Using Your Voice For Israel”
 5:30 pm - Conference Close 6:00 pm - Members-Only Dinner
  • What are the sessions and who are the speakers?
    See all the speakers and sessions here.
  • What is The JWE Conference program?
    The 2024 conference will take place on Monday, June 3rd, and will be a full day of learning, networking, and skill-building. The day will begin with a light breakfast and a keynote speaker, followed by breakout sessions including: how to pitch, creating your investor deck, addressing burnout, pricing, and so much more. Panel topics include: scaling, delegation, hiring, and more! There will also be opportunities for structured networking, pitch feedback from real investors, and more. The main conference will end at 5:30 pm and all JWE Members are invited to attend a members-only dinner on June 3rd after the conference. JWE Gold Members are also invited to a VIP Power Hour event with Melissa Ben-Ishay, sponsored by Roth&Co. 
To join as a member, you can apply here:
  • I've attended JWE events before; how do I know if I am a JWE Member?
    JWE chapters were launched in January 2022. There are currently chapters in Chicago, South Florida, and The Tri-State, as well as non-local membership for those who do not live in those areas. If you joined as a city chapter member since January 2022, and are currently an active member, you can register using the discounted, members-only rate which was emailed to you. If you have questions, reach out to or if you'd like to join as a member, you can apply here:
  • Hotel Information
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport 128 Frontage Rd, Newark, NJ 07114 
(973) 690-5500 For reservation, please mention the promo code The Jewish Woman Entrepreneur to get the $139 plus tax pricing. This offer ends on May 13th. You can still try to access this rate after May 13th by calling the hotel. Ticket prices do NOT include a hotel room. If you plan to stay either 1 or 2 nights, please book your hotel room directly through the Doubletree Newark Airport. To reserve our discounted JWE rate, please book your hotel prior to 5/13. Please make your reservation by calling the hotel directly and mention The Jewish Woman Entrepreneur Event. Airport Shuttles: Newark International Airport: Available, Access Air Train to P4 John F. Kennedy International Airport: Not available La Guardia Airport: Not available
  • Nursing Room
    We will provide a separate room for nursing babies or pumping. Please note that The JWE cannot provide babysitting for the event, but you are welcome to bring your own babysitter who can use the separate designated space. Unfortunately, babies are not allowed in workshop spaces.
  • How can I get more involved?
    Looking to volunteer at or sponsor the upcoming JWE conference? Contact us at and we can speak more about how you can get involved in making an impact for Jewish women in business.
  • How is my conference experience different as a JWE Member?
    JWE Members are invited to an exclusive dinner and evening event after the conference on Monday, June 3rd, with other VIPs and the conference speakers at no extra cost. Additionally, JWE Members will receive members-only recognition, have first priority at workshops, and receive a 20% discount off of conference tickets. JWE Gold Members are invited to a VIP networking with Melissa Ben-Ishay.
  • Who is the caterer and what is the hashgacha of the food?
    The caterer is BCH Catering and is under Chof K with a secondary hashgacha from Tarnopol. All dairy is cholov yisrael and there will be a mashgiach on premises. With the exception of the Baked by Melissa cupcakes which are OK-D and Pareve. There will be appropriate signage directing anything that is not CY.
Reach out to with any and all questions!
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“The JWE is not just an organization. They are a community, 
a network, a  sisterhood built on camaraderie and passion.”

- Rena Kohn

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The JWE is a non-profit organization that provides women with the resources and network they need to achieve their personal and professional goals. Through education, mentorship, and community, The JWE cultivates financial independence, improving both the lives of the women we support and the Jewish community at large.

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Learning and staying up-to-date with ever-changing legal nuances is pivotal when establishing and maintaining a business. Our educational services help women increase their productivity and profit, scale their businesses, and make informed decisions along the way. 

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Entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey for Jewish women entrepreneurs. The JWE unites female entrepreneurs and provides a platform for them to support and inspire one another. Through this strong community, like-minded women connect, collaborate, and help each other achieve their business goals.

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The JWE’s mentorship program is an invaluable resource for women entrepreneurs. Members have the opportunity to meet with experienced businesswomen and receive expert guidance. Armed with newfound skills, emerging entrepreneurs can advance their business ventures and aspirations.

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The JWE provides education, mentorship, and community so women can achieve personal and business growth. Through your partnership, we can continue making a difference in the lives of Jewish women and Jewish communities.

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For more information or questions, please reach out to Jenna Beltser | 516-216-9159

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