School of Business Career Catalyst Series Event
5:30 p.m. - Center for Innovation & Growth (CIG)
Join us as we discuss where women entrepreneurs stand today, the hurdles we still need to jump and how we can get there.

October 21, 2019

5:30 p.m.

Women in Entrepreneurship photoCenter for Innovation & Growth (CIG)


School of Business Career Catalyst Series

"You'd think that the state of entrepreneurship and the state of women's entrepreneurship are one in the same — but that isn't always the case. For women, wide involvement in the business world is still relatively new, and we continue to face our own unique challenges and barriers to entrepreneurship." — Kiera Abbamonte

BW professor Lori Long will moderate a panel of entrepreneurial women as they discuss where women entrepreneurs stand today, the hurdles they face and ways to get beyond them.


5:30 p.m. - Registration, Networking & Refreshments
6:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion


  • Dr. Lori Long (moderator) – professor of management instructing courses in human resources and general management and a faculty fellow in the Center for Innovation and Growth. Long is also the president of LK Consulting LLC, a human resource management consulting firm.
  • Maureen Patterson – BW alumna, entrepreneur and lead designer/owner of Solus Lighting LTD, an international, award-winning lighting design and production management services company.
  • Charu Ramanathan – co-founder and CEO of vitalxchange, a technology platform to promote the vital exchange of information for personalized care through person to person care connections.
  • Amy Neumann – writer, contributor, speaker and founder of Free Tech for Nonprofits, a startup nonprofit dedicated to helping small nonprofits do more of their important work faster through smart technology and communication strategy.
  • Debbie May – BW MBA alumna, president & CEO, Wholesale Supplies Plus, Inc., a leading distributor of cosmetic ingredients and components to produce handmade soaps, lotions, cosmetics, and bath products.

Register for the Event