“Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of, who do the things no one can imagine.” - The Imitation Game

NEW is a grassroots informal organization for entrepreneurially-minded women – for those just beginning the journey, those bumping along the road, and those who have crossed the finish line and want to keep on going.

The 4th Annual NEW Showcase was a huge success.  A special thank you to all our sponsors, exhibitors, and Nana Lampton for being our featured speaker.  Hope to see you again next year!



There is no cost to join NEW and all our events are free to attend. We work strictly from donations from attendees, but there is never any obligation or pressure to donate. Events are usually held the second Wednesday evening of every month from 6:00pm-8:00pm in a different location.

Our goal is to keep our monthly events casual and inviting for ALL entrepreneurs who wants to meet and network with like minded people. NEW is a great place to meet mentors and ask any questions you might have about starting, running, or growing a business.  If you aren’t currently on our email list please click here to join so you can start receiving monthly invitations.


September 9th Event

Please join The Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW) for an evening of refreshments, networking and learning on September 9th.

Marisa Midkiff Neal – President of MMN Consulting, LLC

will present:

Top 5 Things You Need to Know about Government Contracting

Marisa Midkiff Neal will address some common myths and a few facts that women should know about government contracting. Marisa will give you several strategies to grow your business with government contracts.  For women entrepreneurs, winning government contracts is a way to create a high-growth business.  According to research by American Express OPEN, 42% of women-owned small business with government contracts generate annual revenues greater than $1 million.

Marisa is the founder and president of MMN Consulting, LCC, a boutique firm specializing in services for companies currently selling to or that wish to sell to local, state and federal government agencies.  She launched her company in July 2012, after leaving Kentucky state government where she managed purchasing policies that govern state agencies and vendors, promulgated procurement regulations, and managed a statewide program that assisted small businesses with all aspects government contracting.

Marisa was named SBA’s 2014 Kentucky Women Small Business Advocate of the Year, in part for her efforts to help women across the Commonwealth understand public procurement and compete for government contracts.  Marisa is a member of NEW’s core team and NAWBO Louisville’s board as the Public Policy Committee chair; she is a past board member of the Junior League of Louisville and the Golden Retriever Rescue & Adoption of Needy Dogs (GRRAND). 


Upcoming Events

October 7 – Lesa Seibert – Mightily (Venue: Mightily)

November 11 – Julie Moore (Jeweler & Owner of Cale & Cole) along with Leo Prevan (Owner of A Ray of Hope)

December 9 – Holiday Party 

January 13 – Rodes for Her/Dress for Success