Our free October event will feature the presentation of the Elgin Award to NEW co-founder Lynn Cooper. Grab a glass of wine or your favorite beverage and join us online at 6 pm!
The Elgin Award winner is presented annually to an entrepreneur who has shown significant support and mentorship to women in our local entrepreneurial community.
Lynn Cooper is the President and CEO of BFW, Inc. – a provider of high quality surgical and examination headlight and camera systems worldwide. Founded in 1971 by her father, Leon Cooper, BFW has evolved into one of the top product lines in the field. Since Lynn joined the company in 1990, it has grown into a top global business with the help of an amazing staff, a stellar supplier, and a great team of distributors around the world. She has traveled the globe sharing products one-on-one with customers, top surgeons, and leading hospitals. Although challenging at times, this aspect of the business fulfills her love of travel and working with people from all over. Lynn is an avid supporter of women’s issues both globally and locally. In 2011, she co-founded the Network of Entrepreneurial Women (Nentw.com) and served as Board Chair from 2011-2015. She is the Board Chair of Anchal Project (anchalproject.org), an amazing organization that provides women in India design and sewing training as well as employment opportunities as artisans. In addition, she is on the advisory board of Dress for Success Louisville. Lynn will share her family-owned business growth story and talk about her recent move to California, global business, exporting, and the pivots she has made.
We will also have several past Elgin Award Winners who will make a special appearance for this event.
While we have waived our normal ticket price during these unusual times, we do still incur expenses. Please consider a $10 donation to support NEW if you find value in our monthly meetups. Venmo: @