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UNM Anderson Kicks Off Women Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

October 9, 2019

Women in Entrepreneurship(Albuquerque, NM) For a second year in a row, the Anderson School of Management is celebrating Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) with a women-focused entrepreneurial event.

She Means Business: Built by Women is a dynamic TED-style talk forum hosted by UNM Anderson on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Jackson Student Center on the UNM Campus.

Five successful women founders in New Mexico, who are at various stages of entrepreneurial life cycles from a range of industries, will present short, energizing, and engaging perspectives on the world of entrepreneurship as it relates to their unique experiences. We will hear from Jennifer Brower, Brower Consulting, Sandy Harrington and Maria Cordova-Barber, Screen Images, Inc., Dao Pham, Dao Brows, and Julianne Zarasua, Desert Flowers Co.

Dr. Kathryn Jacobson, associate dean, believes the current organizational landscape requires business schools to offer more opportunities to educate, empower, and foster collaborative networks for women and underrepresented groups.

"Owning and operating a business is incredibly complex and we want our students to investigate how successful businesses are both created and sustained," says Jacobson. "This talented group of women have such inspiring stories and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate WEW by learning how they each have succeeded."

Sponsored in part by the UNM Anderson Women in Management (WIM) student organization and the Anderson Foundation, this event compliments the surging interest in the Albuquerque business community to educate students, staff, alumni, faculty, and the larger business community on the economic development that originates with women entrepreneurs.

Emily Wilks, president of WIM, is optimistic this speaker event will blossom into a campus-wide movement at UNM.

"I am beyond thrilled that UNM Anderson is making strides to provide additional support to women in management," says Wilks. "It’s an exciting time to back women in a male dominated field."

WEW events span the globe, with 160 universities and colleges in 32 countries and 46 states in the U.S.

She Means Business: Built by Women forum event is free. RSVP online.

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The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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