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Connected Women of Influence & SUE Talks
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Michelle Bergquist is a nationally recognized author, award-winning entrepreneur, lively moderator and engaging, professional speaker.
Currently, Michelle is the CEO and Co-Founder of Connected Women of Influence, a leading powerhouse community of b2b women owners, executives and professionals who converge and engage to build high-performing professional relationships among peers in business.
Michelle is also Co-Founder of SUE Talks, bold, passionate, talks and viewpoints on business by successful, unstoppable, empowering women changing the face of business.
Michelle is a passionate advocate to advance women in business, and committed to designing platforms, programs, connections and collaborative opportunities that result in more women leading projects, teams, people and companies. In 2014, Michelle was recognized by the National Association of Women Business Owners as the Women’s Advocate of the Year. In 2015, Michelle was featured and recognized as one of the Women Who Impact San Diego by the San Diego Metro Magazine.
With a passion to give back in business, Michelle’s philanthropic efforts have resulted in over $100,000 in contributions for local nonprofit organizations that support women and young girls.
Michelle’s corporate background includes 13 years in commercial banking and over 20 years as an entrepreneur and business owner. Michelle is the author of two books: How Women Sabotage Their Success in Business, According to Men and How to Build a Million Dollar Database. Michelle’s professional background includes over 20 years’ expertise in helping companies develop winning business plans, obtain funding, increase sales and improve business performance and success.
Michelle is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Big Red!!) and a past board member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce, YWCA of San Diego and the American Institute of Banking.
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