Motherhood & Entrepreneurship: Maintaining Your Identity with Ellen Velez & Sarah Filipovitz
Ellen Velez, partner FlipFort, is a serial entrepreneur, classically trained chef and published journalist. Her passion for entrepreneurship can be traced back to 2005 when she started a successful catering company in the NYC metro area and grew the sales to upwards of a quarter-million dollars.
In February 2015, she sold it to her resident chef and moved to Cleveland where she started another small catering company and also continues to teach cooking classes. These experiences have helped her to learn all areas of business ownership such as sales, marketing, finances and management.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Mass Communication from St. Bonaventure University and a AOS degree from The Culinary Institute of America where she received the Leadership Award upon graduation. Outside of work, Ellen resides in Shaker Heights, OH where she’s raising her two young boys with her husband.
Sarah Filipovitz, Partner, FlipFort, has over 18 years of experience in consulting, fundraising and education. Sarah has a true commitment to improving the lives of others and especially children.
Sarah started as a middle school and high school reading specialist working her way into district trainer in specific reading programs. Her professional career as a reading specialist has allowed her to currently consult with school districts on identifying and implementing specific reading programs to meet their needs. She is also an educational advocate for parents of at risk children seeking educational testing and special ed programs.
Sarah currently works with nonprofits and established charities of all sizes. She is an active participant in the Feed My Starving Children’s charity organization and board member at University Hospitals, Ride the Rainbow foundation and has led fundraising events for the Akron City School District.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Education with a minor in Spanish from St. Bonaventure University and a M.Ed in reading and literacy from Boston College. Sarah continues educating herself through ongoing Harvard’s Teacher as Scholars program. Sarah resides in Hudson, OH and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
For more information, check out their website at www.flipfort.com and their cause at www.chair-ity.org. Use code WAMFF22 for 15% off your online order until Dec 31, 2022.