Michael Donnelly has been planning memorable experiences since her 7th birthday party at Leaps n' Bounds. Now as CEO of Brandless, she carries the same tenacity as her 7 year old self, and leads her team by the idea that "business gets done when people have fun."
Michael has been the force behind some of the Midwest's most popular large-scale tech and business events, including: Techweek, FUND Conference, and most recently, VentureFWD (For Women & Diversity) Summit, Chicago's only conference focused on supporting women and minority entrepreneurs, set to expand to San Francisco, Boston, and Washington D.C. in 2017.
Her vibrant personality shines on camera as an affiliate partner with Entrepreneur Media, where she creates content and reports live at national events for Entrepreneur Network. Additionally, Michael is the founder and co-host of re_define work, a growing digital resource for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Michael resides in Chicago with her pup Lux, serves on the board for a few non-profits including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, and is all about the #scrappytosavvy life.
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: How to Get Where You Want to Go
Join us for an evening of networking, tips, tricks, and stories from five inspiring entrepreneurs and creatives about pursuing what you love.