Have you ever thought about starting your own business and wondering what it takes? Maybe you’ve thought about leveraging your skills and experience to join someone else in a new start-up endeavor. Do you think you might be an entrepreneur?
[ahn-truh-pruh-nur, -noo r; French ahn-truh-pruh-nœr]
- a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
It’s been pointed out that the key word in this definition of entrepreneur is “any”. It doesn’t matter if it’s a new business or organization, or if it within or outside the STEM field, there are many common themes and lessons learned when launching any new company or organization.
Come hear the stories of five inspirational women who have taken this path, at one or more points in their career, and have explored the many aspects of entrepreneurship whether it was starting a company on their own or helping others start a new endeavor. Find out how they took an idea and ran with it, learn what obstacles they had to overcome and how they have managed risk and stress. You’ll hear first-hand what motivated them to take on this challenge and what they have learned from the experience.
This event will be led as a panel discussion with an opportunity for the audience to engage and ask questions. As usual, we will offer time at the end of the event for group networking. We hope to see you there!
Our panelists include:
Jill Balis, Chief Marketing Officer, The Grommet, a marketing executive and thought leader with vast experience in the world of internet start-ups. Monica Gauba, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, EventHues, a leader with a proven track record of transforming businesses by conceptualizing, developing and launching new products. Erica Zahka, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Own The Boardroom, the go-to brand for how to present your best-self in any business situation. Felicia Jadczak and Rachel Murray, Co-founders, She Geeks Out, a certified B Corp that builds dynamic communities through events, networking and education. Their mission is to create an inclusive culture that values and upholds diversity, particularly gender diversity.