Young Entrepreneur and Innovator Katie Hughes To Speak At Urban Rebound in Charlotte, NC

Katie Hughes, inventor of Slip-On Dancers, will join other successful businesswomen at this year’s event, hosted by Count Me In

Charlotte, NC. – October 29, 2012 – Katie Hughes, PhD, Owner of Dance Yourself Fit LLC, has been chosen as a featured speaker and judge at the Urban Rebound Event being held in Charlotte, NC on October 28th-29th. Urban Rebound is a business growth conference and competition for women business owners in the North Carolina area.  Dr. Hughes will also be speaking with People Biz about her experience in the Business Accelerator Program.

“I am thrilled to be honored in this way and to have been chosen to speak about my experience with Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence,” said Katie Hughes.

At this event, being held at the Westin – Charlotte, small business women will learn from nationally renowned small business experts with marketing, finance and management. The experts will offer tools you can use now to position your business for success!  Attendees will also meet women who have built their ideas into million dollar successes as they share their insights on how to get growing; pitch their business for a chance at a spot in Count Me In’s renowned Business Accelerator Program; and connect with motivated women entrepreneurs from the greater Charlotte area (and all over the country) in a variety of sectors – women ready to grow and support YOU in your next steps toward success!

Learn more about the event here:

Katie’s invention, Slip-On Dancers® are an innovative, first-of-its-kind product that turns running shoes into dancing shoes, making twisting and turning easier while reducing the risk of knee injuries.  People who love dance and fitness programs love Slip-On Dancers® because they don’t have to buy dance shoes to participate.

For more information on Slip-On Dancers, please visit

About Katie Hughes, PhD:

Katie Hughes,PhD, is the founder of Dance Yourself Fit, LLC and the inventor of Slip-On Dancers®. While pursuing her Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University, she began teaching Zumba Fitness® classes there.  After Hughes heard some of her students complain about knee pain and their hesitance to buy expensive dance shoes, she developed an idea to solve their problems, and the “Slip-On Dancers” brand was created in 2010 after Hughes completed her Ph.D in Solid State Chemistry.

Hughes has driven the company to remarkable growth with her creative innovation, targeted marketing, and scientific approach to problem solving and business systematization. She is the winner of the “Make Mine a Million $ Business” pitch competition and has been featured in Women’s Entrepreneur Magazine, the Charlotte Business Journal, and USA Today.  Hughes was an invited speaker at Princeton University on Entrepreneurship and is also a best-selling co-author who won the Editor’s Choice Award for her contribution to Women Who Mean Business, a best-selling book published in June 2012.

Katie is now launching a new business to help other women entrepreneurs systematize their businesses to gain a sense of control, fuel business growth, and develop a work-life balance that is sustainable.  For more information, please visit http://theTimeItTakes.ME.

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