Radford University celebrates Women in Entrepreneurship Week, October 11-17

Radford University is joining in celebrating Women in Entrepreneurship Week with a series of events during the week of October 11-17, 2020.

The celebration is designed to recognize the entrepreneurial pursuits of women on campus, in the region and around the world; bring together the champions working to make southwest Virginia a great place to start a company; and share ideas. A global effort, Women in Entrepreneurship Week is celebrated in over 30 countries and 45 states.

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This year, the Women in Entrepreneurship Week events will be held virtually via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All events are free and open to Radford University students, faculty and staff.

Fear of Getting Started (FOGS)
Monday, October 12, 4 p.m.
Find out how entrepreneurs can overcome the obstacles and hesitation of starting their own businesses. Presented by SBDC Roanoke Regional Director Amanda Forrester and moderated by Radford University Professor of Management Steve Childers, Ph.D.

Intrapreneurship: Innovation without the Startup
Tuesday, October 13, 2 p.m.
Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset, but do not know if you want to own your own business? This session will explore how to be a successful intrapreneur. Featuring Brittany Brown, an accomplished intrapreneur who has built a successful program within the Truist Leadership Institute. Moderated by Radford University Associate Professor of Management Danylle Kunkel, Ph.D.

Local Women Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, October 13, 3 p.m.
A panel discussion featuring four women in a variety of  professions discussing their experiences as entrepreneurs.
- Laura Godfrey, founder and chief executive officer at Brandpoint Analytics;
- Sidra Kaluszka ’10, retail and corporate social responsibility expert;
- Heather Leeper, owner and instructor, Little Leapers & LEAP Performing Arts Academy;
- Susan Sink ’74, owner of Sinkland Farms and former vice president of development & external relations for American Farmland Trust.  
Moderated by Radford University Collection Management Librarian Alison Armstrong.

COVID-19 Employment Tactics
Thursday, October 15, 7 p.m.
This event will offer tips on finding and keeping employment in the time of COVID-19.
- Joe Semendinger, the president of Equality in Computing Club, SCIS
- Ellen Taylor, Career Coach, Center for Career & Talent Development
Moderated by Radford University Professor of Information Technology Hwajung Lee, Ph.D.

Women in Entrepreneurship Week events are initiated by Radford University’s Division of Academic Affairs and the Entrepreneurship Program in the Davis College of Business and Economics. Additional participating academic units include: the Waldron College of Health and Human Services, the Department of Information Technology, the Office of Alumni Relations, the Center for Career and Talent Development, the Faculty Development Center, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, McConnell Library and the Equality and Computing Club.

Oct 6, 2020
Mark Lambert