by: Jackie Davis
Georgia State University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) and WomenLead program have joined together to celebrate Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) on October 18-22 by hosting an interactive virtual panel discussion featuring three female entrepreneurs as they share challenges and successes along their entrepreneurial journeys.
WEW is an global celebration, powered by Montclair State University’s Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation with support from the Lightbridge Academy, Horizon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Co-Co, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and PNC Financial Services Group, dedicated to celebrating female founders. Each October, WEW celebrates and empowers female founders around the globe to create a community and provide resources.
“As of this year, the U.S. has 12.3 million women-owned businesses and these businesses generate $1.8 trillion a year. Black women were also among the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in 2020, said Jackie Davis, associate director of ENI. “This Women Entrepreneurship Week, we are celebrating creative, innovative, and resilient female founders – and supporting and inspiring future founders on their own entrepreneurial journeys.”
Women in Entrepreneurship: The Challenges & Successes will take place at virtually on Wednesday, October 20th at 12pm EST. Panelists include Susan Nethero, Founder, CEO Emerita, Intimacy and Managing Director, Golden Seeds; Amber Scott, Executive Director, Leap Year; and Louise Wasilewski, CEO, Acivilate. The conversation will be moderated by Jen Bailey, Ph.D., clinical associate professor of entrepreneurship and innovation, with opening remarks from Nancy Mansfield, Ph.D., director of WomenLead.
To view a complete list of events, participating countries and organizations, or to learn more about Global Entrepreneurship Week, visit montclair.edu/entrepreneur/women-entrepreneurship-week