Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative

The Women’s Entrepreneurship 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 the Entrepreneurship Center we provide additional female-focused support for increased success in those efforts. The Women’s Entrepreneurship 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 warrington.ufl.edu)

Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom

“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 invites students, staff, faculty, and member of the community to attend the 2017 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium.

The Symposium takes place on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.

The event will feature speakers and panels with a keynote presentation by Barbara Baekgaard, co-founder of Vera Bradley.

Other participants will be announced soon.

Register Now:

Admission is free with UF ID
Non-UF $75 (Early Bird $55)

For more information contact Susana Santos:
(352) 273-0328 | Email (susana.santos at warrington.ufl.edu)

Special gift from Vera Bradley for lunch attendees.

2017 Speakers

  • Keynote Speaker:

    Barbara Baekgaard

    Co-founder, Chief Creative Officer, Director
    Vera Bradley

Our complete 2017 program will be announced soon.

Previous Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium Speakers

  • 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


College Info

Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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