Radford University joins worldwide celebration of women in entrepreneurship
Radford University is hosting Women Entrepreneurship Week October 21-26 to celebrate the entrepreneurial pursuits of women on campus, in the region and around the world.
Radford University is joining more than 200 colleges and universities from 30 countries in this annual celebration. Radford is one of only three universities in Virginia to participate.
Numerous events are scheduled on campus throughout the week, including a panel discussion of local women entrepreneurs on October 22, 2019 beginning at 12:30 p.m., in the Bonnie Auditorium.
Featured in the discussion will be Laura Godfrey, the founder and chief operating officer at Point 93; Radford University student and photographer Alex Moral; Radford University alumna, staff member and ceramic artist Sidra Kaluszka; and University staff member and designer Nelly Archibald.
Alison Armstrong from McConnell Library and student Xavier Duckett will moderate the discussion.
Other events include:
- “Meet a social entrepreneur” brown bag session with School of Social Work faculty members Ali-Sha Alleman, Ph.D. and Deneen Evans, Ph.D. on October 21, 2019 from noon-2 p.m. in Heth Hall, Room 043;
- LinkedIn profile workshop on October 23, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. in Young Hall, Room 123; and
- Imposter syndrome presentation by Executive Director of the Center for Career and Talent Development Angela Joyner, Ph.D. on October 24, 2019 beginning at 2 p.m. in Heth Hall Room 014.
The University’s new Venture Lab is hosting an open house during the week, providing a look at the innovative space dedicated to student entrepreneurs. The open house is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on October 26, 2019.
The week concludes later that day with the Women of Radford Luncheon where participants can reminisce about Radford’s history as an all-women’s school and celebrate the University’s women of today. The event runs from noon to 2 p.m. in the Davis College of Business and Economics, located in Kyle Hall, in the Multipurpose Room on the third floor. Tickets for the luncheon are $18 per person and can be purchased online.
“Radford University is delighted to participate again this year in Women’s Entrepreneurship Week. Cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset is an important skill for success,” said Associate Provost for Academic Programs Jeanne Mekolichick, PhD. “The goal for our participation in this global event is to recognize women creating ideas, businesses and nonprofits that benefit our local and global community. Our events are meant to support and nurture women at Radford University who are already pursuing their ideas as well as those with nascent projects.”
Women Entrepreneurship Week events are initiated by Radford University’s Division of Academic Affairs and the Center for Innovation and Analytics in the Davis College of Business and Economics. Additional participating academic units include: the Waldron College of Health and Human Services, McConnell Library, Equality and Computing Club, Department of Information Technology, Center for Career and Talent Development and the Office of Alumni Relations.