2017 Events


Please join The Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW) for an evening of refreshments, networking and
learning on October 11th.

 “Social Entrepreneurship – Turning a Tragedy into Something Positive to Help Others”

Presented by Lara MacGregor, Founder of Hope Scarves

In 2007 Lara MacGregor was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30, 7 months pregnant. A friend of a friend sent her a box of scarves and a note saying “you can do this.” We’ll learn how this experience lead to Hope Scarves… which started in her spare bedroom and has now shared over 7,000 scarves in every state and 16 countries. Lara turned a scary time in her life into something meaningful to help others and continues to lead the organization despite a reoccurrence of breast cancer three years ago and metastatic, stage iv diagnosis. Her story of perseverance and hope is an example for us all. Not only in entrepreneurship, but in lifeIn support of Hope Scarves we encourage all guests to bring a scarf to donate to their collection. And, if you are a cancer survivor, please consider sharing your story as well. There will be information on how to do both at the event – or you can visit www.hopescarves.org for more information.

Hope Scarves was named 2016 Small Business of the Year, People’s Choice Award by Greater Louisville Inc. Lara was named a Pink Power Mom in 2015, 40 under 40 in 2016, Citizen Laureate by Younger Women’s Club in 2017, 100 Wise Women speaker for Leadership Louisville and one of “The 100” by Mass General Hospital in Boston. Lara is a Patient Advocate with MBC Project, a board member for MBC Alliance and a volunteer with Friend for Life and Hope For Two.

She has two boys, Wills and Bennett and lives with her husband Jay in Cherokee Gardens. In her spare time she loves to run, sail and travel. Living each day to the fullest – one day at a time!
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
141 N. Sherrin Ave, Suite 101

IMPORTANT NOTE: For the past 8 years NEW has provided a relaxed and informative venue for woman entrepreneurs to network with like-minded women.  We have provided, at no cost, food and wine as well as invaluable information and connections to help you grow your business.  The ‘libations’ have been provided by the NEW core team with supplementation from your donations at the time of the event.

While we would like to maintain this format, the number of people registering for an event then not showing along with an increase in the cost of the food we serve, has caused the board to re-think our practice.  For these reasons, we recently elected to charge a small fee – $10 –  for attending our monthly NEW events that we hope will assure us of true attendance numbers and allow us to more effectively plan for the food and drink.  The fee can be paid upon registration on EventBrite. We truly appreciate your support over the past 8 years and look forward to seeing you at future events.