Rosette Chantal Rugamba

Rosette Chantal Rugamba is the founder and Managing Director of Songa Africa, a luxury tour and hospitality company in Rwanda. Rosette has been actively involved in travel and tourism for the past 22 years beginning with Euro Star in the UK and then as Sales and Marketing Manager British Airways - Uganda. She returned to her native Rwanda to spearhead the revitalization of the Tourism Industry as Director General of Rwanda Tourism and National Parks and later as Deputy CEO of Rwanda Development Board. Rosette has been recognized by the East African Community Secretariat as one of the leading tourism and conservation strategist in the region.

Rosette is President of the Women in Tourism Chamber and is a special advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. She serves on the board of the Women’s Chamber in Private Sector Federation and also the African Parks Network.

Register to see Rosette speak on September 21st...

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Join the Women's Small Business Accelerator on Thursday, September 21st as we celebrate our fifth anniversary and annual fundraiser.

Register now!

 

Rosette Chantal Rugamba
 

We are pleased to welcome Rosette Chantal Rugamba, Founder and Managing Director of Songa Africa, a lodge and tour company based in Kigali, Rwanda. Mrs. Rugamba is an internationally recognized leader in hospitality and is the former Head of Tourism and Conservation for Rwanda. Learn more about Rosette...

We are also excited to have Jack Hanna as our special guest!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

5:30pm – 6:30pm registration, networking, & cash bar

6:30pm dinner & fundraiser

Africa Event Center at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
4850 Powell Road
Powell, Ohio 43065

Tickets & Table Packages

  • Supporter
  • $100
  • 1 ticket
  •  
  •  
  • Register
  • Patron
  • $200
  • 2 tickets
  • Program recognition
  •  
  • Register
  • Promoter
  • $500
  • 4 tickets
  • Program recognition
  • Quarter page program ad
  • Register
  • Benefactor
  • $1,000
  • 8 tickets
  • Logo in program
  • Quarter page program ad
  • Register

Learn more about the benefits and perks you receive with your table purchase...

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities available, including Speaker Sponsor, Book Sponsor, VIP Cocktail Reception Sponsor, and Wine Sponsor. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities...

Questions? Review these FAQs for more information...

Need help with your registration? Please contact us at 614.414.2449 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sponsors

  • bw-web
  • key web
  • pathways credit
  • liberty web
  • shumaker web

Supporting organizations

  • Champion Companies
  • cc web
  • conway-web
  • image005
  • nawbo-web
  • ricart-web
  • weld web
  • wacc-web
  • yarrington web
  • YMT Consultants

Does your company want to be a part of the conversation? Are you excited to be inspired by the powerful women involved with the WSBA?

We have a variety of ticket and table packages, as well as sponsorship opportunities, available to individuals and companies who would like to take part in An Evening with the Women's Small Business Accelerator.

Purchase your tickets or tables now...

If you have any questions or need assistance with registering, please contact us at 614.414.2449 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tickets & Table Packages

  • Supporter
  • $100
  • 1 ticket
  •  
  •  
  • Register
  • Patron
  • $200
  • 2 tickets
  • Program recognition
  •  
  • Register
  • Promoter
  • $500
  • 4 tickets
  • Program recognition
  • Quarter page program ad
  • Register
  • Benefactor
  • $1,000
  • 8 tickets
  • Logo in program
  • Quarter page program ad
  • Register

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact Mary McCarthy at 614-937-3197 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on sponsorships.

  • Matching Sponsor - Brady Ware
  • $10,000
  • 14 tickets
  • 2 tickets at the speaker's table
  • 16 VIP Reception tickets
  • Speaking opportunity during dinner
  • Full page program ad (back cover)
  • Large logo in program and event marketing
  • Recognition from podium
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Speaker Sponsor
  • $5,000
  • 8 tickets
  • 8 VIP Reception tickets
  • Speaking opportunity during dinner
  • Full page program ad (inside back cover)
  • Medium logo in program and event marketing
  • Recognition from podium
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thermometer Sponsor - Pathways Credit Union
  • $2,500
  • 2 tickets
  • 2 VIP Reception tickets
  • Half page program ad
  • Large logo in program and event marketing
  • Recognition from podium
  • Logo on fundraising thermometer
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Wine Sponsor - LIBERTY BANK
  • $3,000
  • 4 tickets
  • 4 VIP Reception tickets
  • Speaking opportunity during dinner
  • Half page program ad
  • Small logo in program and event marketing
  • Recognition from podium
  • Logo on wine bottles
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • VIP Reception Sponsor - Key Bank
  • $3,000
  • 4 tickets
  • 4 VIP Reception tickets
  • Speaking opportunity during VIP reception
  • Half page program ad
  • Small logo in program and event marketing
  • Recognition from Podium
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Artwork and logos must be received by print deadline.

†The "Tickets at the speaker’s Table" are part of the total program tickets for a sponsorship level. The "Tickets at the speaker’s Table" are specially reserved at his table.

‡Logo exposure at the event including slides during event, signage, and print marketing materials, as applicable.

I'm having trouble registering or buying a table. Who should I contact?

Please contact us at 614.414.2449 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I would like to pay by check.

Anyone interested in paying by check should please contact us at 614.414.2449 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I'm interested in being a sponsor, where can I learn more?

We have several sponsorship opportunities for the event. Learn more here or contact Mary McCarthy at 614.937.3197 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Is my sponsorship tax-deductible?

As the WSBA is a registered 501(c )3 non-profit organization, all sponsorships and donations are tax-deductible.

How do I make a special meal request?

All special dietary and meal requests must be submitted with your registration or via e-mail by October 13th. We regret that we can not provide alternative meals or substitutions that are requested at the luncheon. We can accommodate special meals for those with gluten-free diets, vegan/vegetarian diets, and those with food allergies. If you will be sitting at a corporate table and you need to submit your special meal request, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When is my program ad artwork due?

September 8th. Visit the advertisements page for more information...

To whom should I send my program ad artwork and logo?

Please send all advertisements and logos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit the advertisements page for more information...

I've already purchased a table: to whom should I submit the names of the attendees?

You must submit the names of your guests and any special meal requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 15th.

What is the WSBA?

The Women’s Small Business Accelerator was formed to help all women business owners, regardless of net worth or education level, achieve their business ownership dreams through empathy, mentoring, and education. Through our support and educational programs the Women’s Small Business Accelerator will increase the success rate for women microbusiness owners, thereby improving the lives of our participants and our economy through business growth and job creation.

In what other ways can I support the WSBA?

Whether you're interested in donating money to help us further our programs, or you're interested in being a mentor or volunteer, we welcome your involvement. Learn more here...