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Bad Girl Ventures business incubator ready for big year; promotes Angela Ozar, hires Shannon Conerty

Bad Girl Ventures (BGV), the business incubator devoted to helping women-owned startups and small businesses, has promoted Angela Ozar from Program Manager to Market Manager of Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region and has hired Shannon Conerty to fill the Program Manager position vacated by Ozar.

Angela Ozar

As Market Manager of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, Ozar will lead take the lead in developing and implementing the strategic vision of BGV operations in the region. She will be responsible for executing the BGV marketing strategy and cultivating sponsors and donors while managing the budget in this market.

As Program Manager, Conerty will vet the faculty who teach classes, schedule classes, connect entrepreneurs with appropriate mentors, host the incubator’s Launch and Explore classes, and plan BGV events.
“We expect that 2017 will be a big year for BGV and we are excited that these two talented young women have agreed to undertake these important roles to guide our operations in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region,” said Nancy Aichholz, Executive Director of BGV.
Bad Girl Ventures provides women entrepreneurs with coaching, classes, mentoring, and support to empower them to build their businesses while giving them the opportunity to compete for a low-interest loan to help things get those businesses off the ground. Since its founding in 2010, BGV has assisted more than 1,000 female entrepreneurs with their businesses and awarded more than $750,000 in loans to women entrepreneurs. BGV recently graduated its 15th class in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region.

Shannon Conerty

Prior to joining BGV, Ozar worked as a Sales Representative at Hormel Foods where she led a sales territory of independent food retailers in Kansas and Missouri. She also served as a Category Development Analyst at Hormel Foods. Originally from Farmington Hills, Mich., where she attended Western Michigan University, Ozar now resides in the Cincinnati neighborhood of East Walnut Hills.
Conerty, who will be replacing Ozar as Program Manager, was born and raised in Arlington Heights, Ill. She attended Miami University, where she obtained a bachelor’s a degree in Professional Writing, with a focus on Creative Entrepreneurship.
Prior to joining BGV, Conerty was the special groups coordinator at the Willow Creek Association, where she worked on the Global Leadership Summit. She currently resides in the Pendleton neighborhood in downtown Cincinnati.
Bad Girl Ventures (BGV) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2010 to help educate female entrepreneurs and provide them with the tools they need to be successful and provide significant positive impact on the local community. BGV operates three locations: one in the HCDC Business Center in Norwood, Oh., and one in Covington, Ky., which both serve women-owned businesses in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. The third office is in Cleveland that serves similar businesses in Northwest Ohio. Since its launch, BGV has educated and assisted more than 1,100 female entrepreneurs and awarded more than $750,000 in loans in the regions they serve.

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