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)

Nola Miyasaki, JD MBA

Executive Director, Entrepreneurial Outreach
352-273-0336  |  Email (nola.miyasaki at warrington.ufl.edu)

Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium 2018

April, 2018, 9am - 1pm
Emerson Alumni Hall (across Ben Hill Griffin Stadium)
1938 W University Avenue

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 2018 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium.

Presented by:

  • COX
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, Warrington College of Business
  • Collaboratory for Women Innovators

2017 Speakers

  • Keynote Speaker:

    Barbara Baekgaard

    Co-founder, Chief Creative Officer, Director
    Vera Bradley
  • Naomi Whittel

    Founder, Reserveage Nutrition
  • Kim Wilson

    Founder, Social News Desk
  • Nicole Irving

    Founder, Irving Publications
  • Michele Brewer

    Co-Founder, Adams Ribs
  • Dr. Anita Anantharam

  • Jennifer Ransaw Smith

    Founder, Brand ID
  • Leah Lytle

    Founder, Artsy Abode

Register Now:

Make a Difference Sponsorships

Sponsor scholarships for deserving women who could not otherwise attend. Contact Nola Miyasaki (nola.miyasaki at warrington.ufl.edu).

Admission is free with UFID
General Public Admission: $25 (registration available soon; Email Susana Santos (susana.santos at warrington.ufl.edu) to reserve a seat now!)

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


Photo Album:

2017 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium


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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