Only twenty years ago, it was still legal to require a woman to have a male co-signer before receiving a business loan. Today there are 7.2 million majority-owned, privately-held, women-owned businesses in the Unites States. During National Business Women’s Week, Oct. 17-21, we will honor and celebrate the progress women have made as business owners and entrepreneurs.
More than 26 outstanding women have been invited by participating faculty to be classroom guest speakers. There will be a Women in Business Roundtable on Oct. 20th in the Perdue Hall Auditorium from 5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m. The discussion is open to everyone, seniors and MBA students are encouraged to attend. Area business women and local Human Resource Directors will be available to discuss success for women in the workplace. (A flyer may be found here click here.)
We welcome Jennifer Falor, Human Resources, Business Partner North America, Direct to Consumer, for Nike, Inc. as the Executive Speaker featured. She will be speaking on Oct. 18th in the Holloway Hall Auditorium at 3:30 pm. Sign up to attend here (click here).
There are three featured video interviews conducted by Student Business Leaders Kori Pitts and Valerie Sheehan. Kori interviewed Lisa Woodward of Perdue Farms and Dr. Peggy Naleppa of Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Valerie interviewed Susan Wilgus, owner of Wilgus Insurance. The ABLE Program has provided a video interview with Lisa Woodward to be uploaded to MyClasses for students who are participating in the program to view.
A special bookmark has been designed for the celebration. These bookmarks and Shore Women magazine, featuring Susan Wilgus and Dr. Peggy Naleppa, will be placed throughout Perdue Hall for students to have. There will also be a Facebook contest with prizes and a “You’re on Target Leadership Award” for students to actively participate in.
During this special week, as we feature events to bring together alumni, students, faculty, staff and student members, we urge everyone to “Dwell in possibility.” ~ Emily Dickinson
Thank you to all of our guest classroom speakers for inspiring us with your wisdom.
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