2020 WIBC Session III Presenter Bios
Entrepreneur Pitch Workshop
Goldman Sachs 10kSB at Community College of Philadelphia
Colleen Mook, Speaker, Podcaster, Small Business Consultant, ColleenMook.com
Colleen Mook is an experienced and successful entrepreneur and early-stage investor, having created, developed and sold her business Baby Be Hip as well as having founded or invested in several others. Since selling her 17-year old business in July 2019, she now focuses her time on helping others develop their businesses and balance the demands of work and home. She is a frequent guest speaker and consultant and she hosts a podcast called Be Bold, Be Brave, Be YOU!
Colleen has been featured in various television, print and online media – including The TODAY Show — for her accomplishments in building a successful brand while raising a family. She has been a member of Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, was named a Make Mine a Million $ Business award winner in 2011, a Lifetime Moms and Spark & Hustle award winner in 2012 and won a Sam’s Club and SCORE’s Small Business Award as well. She has been featured by the Female Entrepreneur Association and named a Daring Doer by Tory Johnson. Her company and its products were featured on Good Morning America and The TODAY Show, FOX Business and People.com. Colleen completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program and has been on the PA Conference for Women Social Media Street Team since 2012.
Colleen guided Baby Be Hip through four e-commerce implementations and has been an aggressive user of social media and networking to build and market her brand. She understands how to start a business with little money and grow it with a lot of hard work, hustle, and grit.
Colleen is an experienced speaker covering relevant topics, such as small business, customer service as a differentiator and entrepreneurship. She is passionate about empowering others by conveying the principles that have fueled her success and takes an active role in mentoring young women and other small business owners. She speaks on resilience, work/life balance and managing the mental and physical loads of work and home. She also speaks about her experiences raising a child with significant special needs and educating others about differences, respect, and tolerance. She is always up for a speaking engagement.
Pam Henshall, President, Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Pam Henshall is President of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GNPCC), the largest business advocacy organization in the Greater Northeast Philadelphia community. Hired in April 2015, she brings to the GNPCC a wealth of professional experience as an administrator, marketing manager, and event planner.
Tasked with providing the organization a stronger foothold in the changing, technologically charged business industry, she has managed in just three months to plan and develop new, aggressive strategies focused on growing membership, bolstering programming and increasing revenue.
Ms. Henshall is no stranger to the work of business advocacy, having served nearly 19 years as Vice President of the Cherry Hill Regional Chamber of Commerce. Her responsibilities included all marketing, public relations, and event planning for membership.
Immediately before her employment at the GNPCC, Ms. Henshall was Director of Development at United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia and Vicinity. Her work there included business development, fundraising, marketing, public relations, and event planning.
Her experience as a pioneering entrepreneur as President of her former company, Shifting Trends, LLC, afforded the opportunity to explore business-to-business membership and marketing online. Ms. Henshall is presently employing those skills as an integral part of the GNPCC’s vertical growth. Ownership of her own business resulted in a priceless skill that helps immensely in her daily contacts with business owners, service providers, and entrepreneurs.