How to Turn Your Passion into a Business

Are you dreaming of starting your own business or changing careers? Are you looking for some practical advice? Some inspiration? Or perhaps you’ve already made the leap, want to learn tips and tricks to help you along the way, and network with women who have reinvented themselves and never been happier.

Join CWE – Eastern Massachusetts and WE BOS for a panel discussion followed by Q&A with two women who started from scratch and are doing what they love today. Learn how they took the risk, followed their dreams, and never wasted another minute on “what could have been.”



Rica Elysée, founder and CEO of BeautyLynk, a tech company focused on transforming the beauty industry with technology. She’s also the author of Dressing My Boobs: A Journey in Entrepreneurship. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Rica is a sought out speaker and coach that has been featured in Forbes, CNBC and Black Enterprise.

Emily Lagasse, founded her company, Fedwell based on the recipes that healed her dog and kept him healthy. Fedwell makes healthy natural dog food based on home-cooking principles, containing wholesome, balanced ingredients for optimal nutrition and flavor.


Deborah Shariff, CEO of Deborah L Shariff Productions. Deborah is an experienced owner with a demonstrated history of working in the motion pictures and film industry. Strong entrepreneurship professional skilled in Photography, Music Videos, Camera, Independent Film, and Television.

This event is part of Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS) Week, a full week of FREE educational programming, mentoring opportunities, and curated networking events designed to advance Boston’s women entrepreneurs.