Women Entrepreneurship Week at Iowa State University

Women Entrepreneurship Week at Iowa State University

ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship hosts events to celebrate women entrepreneurs 

Ames, IA, October 10, 2018—Iowa State University will join more than 150 universities and colleges in celebration of Women Entrepreneurship Week happening October 13 to 19.  Institutions on six continents have joined the WEW movement, and the list continues to grow.  A special series of stories will be released showcasing why women create as part of the week.

Diana Wright, marketing and program coordinator at the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, shares why it’s important to support women entrepreneurs and women who aspire to start something:

It’s important for women to start businesses in Iowa, as they have many ways to solve problems and improve our quality of life.  It’s our desire at the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship to build the blueprint for supporting women entrepreneurs in Iowa and beyond.  We want to be the catalyst for women who aspire to start, grow, scale, or sell businesses.

Events happening throughout Women Entrepreneurship Week at Iowa State include:

Monday, October 15—Start Something While at Iowa State

The Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship staff will be on campus to meet with students pursuing ideas on next steps and to provide guidance with resources on and off campus.  The entrepreneur help booth will be located at the ISU Library, main lobby from 12-2pm.

Tuesday, October 16—Young Women in Business Conference, hosted by the Ivy College of Business. 

The Young Women in Business Conference is designed especially for females in grade 9 through 12, their parents, teachers, and high school counselors.  The full day event is facilitated by the Ivy College of Business faculty and staff from 8am-2pm at the ISU Memorial Union.

Wednesday, October 17—Women Who Create panel

The Women Who Create panel will feature female student entrepreneurs and recent alumni to discuss why they create.  The event will take place at the ISU Library, Room 198 from 1-2pm.  The public is welcome to attend and the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship will host the event.

A full list of event details can be found at https://www.isupjcenter.org/women-entrepreneurship-week/

For any questions or opportunities about the Women Entrepreneurship Week, please reach out to Diana Wright at dkw@iastate.edu.