Xavier University Events Celebrate Women Entrepreneurship Week

NEW ORLEANS – The Entrepreneurship Institute (EI) at Xavier University of Louisiana will celebrate Women Entrepreneurship Week 2019 by hosting a special event featuring distinguished members of the national business community. Details were shared in a press release.

The event, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22, will feature a panel discussion on how African American women in particular and African Americans in general can access the resources needed to launch high growth businesses. The speakers, who all have raised angel and venture capital, include Lauren Washington, Founder of Black Women Talk Tech and a serial entrepreneur; Kymberlee Hill, Founder/CEO of Curl-IQ; Melanie Igwe, Cofounder/COO of Drugviu, and Simone Spence, Founder/CEO of DGMGP, Inc.

The discussion is free and open to the public. It will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Xavier Convocation Center Annex in Room 111 and preceded with a reception at 5:30 p.m.

The mission of the EI., which is housed in the Division of Business, is to create a center of excellence in entrepreneurship within the University where the entrepreneurial spirit is recognized as the key driver of sustainable business growth and where the true ethos of entrepreneurship is in full alignment with the Xavier mission in empowering all people to contribute to our society in positive, humane and lasting ways.

The core aims of the EI are to provide a key educational resource in teaching and mentoring our students in entrepreneurial theory; to develop entrepreneurial programs which empower our students to actively learn the core transferable skills of entrepreneurship and make real business contributions; to act as an entrepreneurial “hub” for the entire Xavier community providing key network connections, advice and entrepreneurship coaching; and to become a nationally-recognized center of excellence in research, teaching and entrepreneurship initiatives.


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