The CEI Women’s Initiative offers support for women at UF through activities designed to empower and equip them to develop effective leadership skills and become successful entrepreneurs. In the U.S., women are starting businesses at twice the rate of men, and at CEI we provide additional female-focused support for increased success in those efforts. The Women’s Initiative connects the students with their peers and successful female leaders to foster a community of women in entrepreneurship where they benefit through mentoring, network building, start-up and career advice, internships, and lots of inspiration!


Dr. Susana Santos

Post Doctoral Associate
352.273.0328  |  Email (susana.santos at

Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium 2016

“Women changing the world one venture at a time”

Come learn about, share & celebrate the empowering potential of women’s entrepreneurship.

The UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at UF proudly invited all students, staff and faculty to attend the 2016 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium.

The Symposium took place on Friday morning, April 1, 2016 in the University Auditorium.

It featured speakers and panels with the keynote presentation by UF alum Kathy Fields, founder of Proactiv, and more recently of Rodan+Fields.

Other participants include Kim Kaupe, co-founder of ZinePak, Leah Lytle, founder of Artsy Abode, Allison Adams, founder of the Oxford Exchange, and Anne Stokes, founder of Search.

  • Keynote Speaker:

    Kathy Fields

    Co-founder, Proactiv, and co-founder Rodan + Fields
  • Leah Lytle

    founder, Artsy Abode
  • Allison Adams

    founder, Oxford Exchange
  • Kim Kaupe

    co-founder, ZinePak
  • Ann Stokes

    founder, Search


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Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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