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Power Players: Women Leaders in Detroit

On April 13th, meet Detroit’s female power players and get a glimpse into the organizations they’re driving to success. Together with a group of smart, like-minded individuals, you’ll tour Motor City and learn valuable insights as to how these organizations make positive change on their local community and inspire the world.


  • Experienced Guide:  Enjoy background stories about Detroit’s most important women-led companies.
  • Intimate Groups:  Tours are limited to 20 participants.
  • Luxury Transportation:   Sit back and relax as we take you through the city (wifi included).
  • Food & Drinks:   Lunch, drinks and snacks are provided throughout the day.
  • Additional Perks:   Early access to our exclusive VIP Kickoff Party and Meetup Event.



April 12th - 6:00pm - 8:30pm: VIP Kickoff Party

Join us at the VIP Kickoff Party at the Madison Building hosted by NewCo founder John Battelle. Mingle with Detroit’s change makers and enjoy a program featuring company spotlights from select Detroit businesses followed by a cocktail reception to network with NewCo host companies and VIP attendees.

April 13th 

8:30amPre-festival meet-up @ Ashe Supply Co @ 1555 Broadway St, Detroit

We’ll start the day by fuelling up before we head out to our first session. We'll head out from Ashe a little afer 9am. 

9:30am   Detroit Experience Factory

Go inside Detroit Experience Factory, a non-profit dedicated to supporting Detroit by utilizing interactive experiences and innovative resources to help folks connect to the people and projects in Detroit. Meet Executive Director Jeanette Pierce and learn how her personal passion for Detroit supports her work.

11:00am   dPop!

Explore dPop!, an agency dedicated to cultivating rich experience through advanced design. CEO Melissa Price and her team make award winning work and are out to better the workplace by making cool, collaborative environments that reflect and embrace each client’s culture.

12:00pm   Lunch

Time for a sit down lunch to network with fellow attendees and NewCo VIPs.

1:30pm   Build Institute

Build Institute helps people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. Hear directly from Executive Director April Jones Boyle about how the Institute’s positive work support Detroit’s African American community through intentional inclusivity.

3:00pm   Walker-Miller Energy Services

Walker-Miller is creating positive change in the world by offering innovative energy waste reduction solutions. Meet President and CEO Carla Walker-Miller for an energizing, info-packed conversation about Walker-Miller’s forward thinking approach to navigating the changing energy landscape.

4:30pm  Detroit Creative Corridor

Olga Stella, Detroit Creative Corridor’s Executive Director, is widely recognized as a prominent small business advocate. DC3 takes pride in Detroit’s rich legacy of creativity, design and innovation. Meet Olga and learn about her commitment to Detroit’s creative industries.

6:00pm   Meetup at Grand Circus

End a wonderful day of learning with our closing Meetup celebration. Meet fellow NewCo attendees for an evening of fun and celebration.