PENTA CEO leads panel at SCORE Conference celebrating female entrepreneurs

Framingham _ On Friday, May 18, Deborah Penta, CEO of PENTA Communications, Inc., engaged and inspired female entrepreneurs at the SCORE Conference: Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship, hosted by the Boston and Worcester SCORE Chapters. The one-day symposium was held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center and drew more than 200 attendees.

Penta lead the Women’s Entrepreneurship Panel: Leading the Way, which featured Boston area  entrepreneurs Katherine Huck, owner of Mountainside Market in Princeton; Sonal Khakhar, founder of Aahana’s Naturals in Ashland; and Jeanne Richardson, owner of Blue Dynasty Entertainment & Travel in Boston. The compelling program showcased each woman’s journey of entrepreneurship and inspired attendees to overcome challenges and soar to success.

“Conferences like this help inspire women in all stages of their company’s lifecycle to learn, set new goals, and refocus with positive energy, and the benefit of shared hindsight to help achieve the next step,” said Penta. “Entrepreneurship can be tough and most often, people don’t like to talk about their challenges. However, this program illuminated both the struggles and triumphs of each panelist, providing a well-rounded and valuable knowledge base from which others could learn and grow.”

SCORE is a nonprofit organization that provides free business mentoring services to prospective and established small business owners in the United States. More than 10,000 volunteers provide these services, with all volunteers being active and retired business executives and entrepreneurs. SCORE also offers educational seminars, workshops, and conferences, bringing education to business owners nationwide. Both the Boston and Worcester chapters are part of a network of 300 SCORE affiliates located throughout the United States.

The panel discussion was followed by keynote speakers, networking, and workshops.