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.
8:30 am -
9:00 amCheck-in and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am -
9:20 amWelcome by emcees Victoria Turbyfill and Kimberlee Campbell-Smith and Opening Remarks by Nola Miyasaki and Susana Santos
9:20 am -
10:00 am“Joie De Vivre: The Entrepreneurial Life”, Naomi Whittel, founder Reserveage Nutrition
10:00 am -
10:50 amPanel “Thinking and Acting as an Entrepreneur: Three Stories”
- Kim Wilson, founder, Social News Desk
- Nicole Irving, founder, Irving Publications
- Michelle Brewer, co-founder, Adams Rib
- Moderator, Dr. Anita Anantharam
10:50 am -
11:10 am -
11:45 am“An Entrepreneur’s Journey,” Jennifer Ransaw Smith, founder, Brand ID
11:50 am -
12:50 pmLunch and a Conversation with Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, co-founder of Vera Bradley (moderated by Leah Lytle, founder, Artsy Abode)
12:50 pm -
1:10 pmPresentation of Woman Entrepreneur of Year Award and Wrap Up
Barbara BaekgaardCo-founder, Chief Creative Officer, Director
Our complete 2017 program will be announced soon.
Make a Difference Challenge:
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.