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Dreaming Up Success: Dolcezza’s Story | Women of Fire Fireside Chat Series

Dolcezza Fireside

Event Details

Date: October 21, 2021

Start Time: 2:00 pm EDT

End Time: 3:00 pm EDT

Location: Zoom Webinar

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How do you grow your passion into a unique and profitable business that stays true to your values and motivations? For travel lover Violeta Edelman, one epic adventure across South America inspired her and husband Robb Duncan to combine their love for coffee and gelato to build the beloved, family-owned D.C. company we know today: Dolcezza.

Join us in this Women of Fire Fireside Chat for an exciting conversation with Violeta. We will explore how Dolcezza scaled their business into a team of 100 employees, six retail shops, one production facility, and a wholesale program that includes 100 restaurants and 2500 grocery stores nationwide.

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About the Speaker

Violeta grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina and her love of gelato is strongly influenced by her Argentine roots. Violeta attended American University where she studied communications. She started her career in production working in television and documentaries at National Geographic. In 2004, Violeta co-founded Dolcezza along her husband Robb Duncan. She currently serves as Dolcezza’s CEO, leading a team of 200 employees. Violeta comes from a long lineage of feminists, a strong supporter of women, she recently completed the James Beard Foundation Women Entrepreneurial Leadership program. Violeta lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and 3 daughters.