At its June 4 luncheon, Venture Connectors will host an interactive panel discussion featuring three, dynamic women entrepreneurs. Panelists include: Terena Bell, CEO of In Every Language; Kimberly Naisef, founder of Measure CP; and Dayna Neumann, founder of Exsellerator. The panel will be moderated by Suzanne Bergmeister, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Louisville College of Business and chairman of the Venture Connectors board of directors.

Women’s entrepreneurship has become a fundamental economic force in recent years. Women-owned companies represent nearly 37% of all businesses across the globe, according to the Harvard Business Review. Today’s trends indicate that women will be a driving force of entrepreneurial growth in the future. Venture Connectors is pleased to showcase a few influential Louisville businesswomen during an informal Q&A session. Panelists are expected to discuss how they built their successful companies, as well as the challenges they faced along the way.

About the panelists:

 Terena Bell is CEO of In Every Language, a language services provider offering translation, interpreting and localization. She is a Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) board member and formerly served on the Association of Language Companies leadership council. Terena also sits on the Obama Administration’s White House Business Roundtable. She writes the popular column, “Micro/Macro” for MultiLingual Magazine, and has been quoted by Inc. magazine, Forbes and CNN Money. A Centre College graduate, she has lived in France and the United States.

Kimberly Naisef founded Measure CP to provide clients with the most cutting-edge consumer insight. Being able to incorporate the science of social anthropology with market research and social technology forms the basis of Kimberly’s company. Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and interest groups. Category experience includes health care, multi-family housing, senior care, financial services, insurance, telecom, CPGs, fine dining, retail outlets, ad agencies, and market research firms.

Dayna Neumann is founder of Exsellerator, a digital strategy company focused on launching her clients’ overdue interactive projects, including websites, software platforms and mobile apps — making them more productive and more profitable. Dayna has worked with Fortune 50 companies to develop enterprise-wide software to expedite sales and marketing, from design to development and implementation. Dayna serves on the boards of Venture Connectors, Bridge the Divide and Bellarmine University School of Business. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Indiana, Bloomington and an MBA from Bellarmine. She has presented at the Digital Health Summit, Health Enterprises Network, Intern to Earn (Greater Louisville Inc.) and the Direct Marketing Association.