ISU celebrates Women Entrepreneurship Week

Iowa State University joins more than 150 universities and colleges this week in the celebration of Women Entrepreneurship Week. Throughout the week, the university will host multiple events featuring women entrepreneurs and share stories about why women create.

“It’s cool to be a part of events that are happening all across the world. Whether its a conference, speakers, or sharing stories that lift up successful women, it’s important that we support women entrepreneurs,” said Diana Wright, marketing and program coordinator at the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. “And it aligns really well The Women Who Create Conference we do in the spring.”

Here are the events happening at ISU this week as part of Women Entrepreneurship Week:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 – START SOMETHING WHILE AT IOWA STATE

12-2:00 pm | ISU University Library

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

8:00 am – 2:00 pm | ISU Memorial Union

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

1-2:00 pm | ISU University Library

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.