DSWIL Fall 2014
ABOUT THE EVENT
Female alumni involved in business, government, not-for-profit businesses, and education will share their stories with students at the second Symposium on Women in Leadership, sponsored by the Dyson School, scheduled for September 19-20.
“The event will be inspirational and also informative for students, no matter what their career paths,” said Deborah Streeter, the Bruce F. Failing, Sr., Professor of Personal Enterprise in Dyson. The event includes various student organizations and features two days of keynote speeches and panel discussions with more than 20 alumni.
Panelists will cover topics of interest in the entrepreneurship, corporate, non-profit and government sectors. Speakers will also talk about gender-related challenges in the workplace and participants can take part in workshops focused on skills like networking and pitching.
Friday night’s keynote speeches will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Suzy Welch, best-selling author, television commentator, and public speaker. The event will take place in the Ampitheater of the Statler Hotel and is free and open to the public.
Saturday’s events require registration and will include talks by Sherece West-Scantlebury, President and CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, an organization working towards closing the economic and educational gaps in Arkansas through grants and partnerships as well as numerous other speakers here to discuss and answer questions in panels and workshops.
The symposium is sponsored through Entrepreneurship@Cornell, the Moses and Loulu Seltzer Endowment Fund, the Charles H. Dyson School, the Corporate Leadership Center (co-founded by Cheryl Francis (’76), Entrepreneurship@Dyson, eClips, and the Dyson Business Minor for Engineers.
In 1983 Sam established the Moses and Loulu Seltzer Endowment Fund in honor of his parents. Over the years, the Seltzer fund has sponsored many public lectures and the first four years of AEM 1210, 1220 and 1230. It was through a conversation between Sam and the director of Entrepreneurship at Cornell that the idea for the three courses was born in the fall of 2003.
Serving on the Entrepreneurship at Cornell advisory council since its inception, Sam has provided continuous leadership, inspiration, and financial support for the university-wide entrepreneurship program.
Corporate Leadership Center was founded in 2002 by Sheila Penrose and Cheryl Francis, whose exper-ience and insight in executive management, board governance and business education roles prompted their decision to launch the Center, to bring together the best of the corporate and academic worlds in a collaborative partnership.
Corporate Leadership Center offers two leadership development programs: CEO Perspectives, in con-junction with Kellogg School of Management and Chicago Booth School of Business, and Leading Women Executives.
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