ISU to celebrate Women Entrepreneurship Week

Iowa State University will join more than 150 universities and colleges in celebration of Women Entrepreneurship Week, happening Oct. 19 to 26.

“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,” said Diana Wright, marketing and program coordinator at the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship.

Events happening throughout Women Entrepreneurship Week at ISU are:

Monday, October 21—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 ISU Library, outside the main entrance from 12-2pm. 

Tuesday, October 22—Women Who Create student panel 

As women entrepreneurs create in Iowa, it’s vital to gather and celebrate those who are proving they can start something, take the lead, and be successful. Join us for a panel discussion with female student entrepreneurs on why they create. The event is open to the public and hosted by the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. 

Thursday, October 24—Women Who Create Conference 

The Women Who Create Conference brings together women entrepreneurs, women business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and individuals of all genders who support women entrepreneurs for a full day of workshops and speakers aimed at growing their business.

The conference will take place at ISU Research Park. Registration is $59 and limited to the first 50 people. 

Thursday, October 24—SheTalks 

Following the conference ending, there will be a community storytelling event to celebrate Women Who Create called SheTalks from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

 Taken from the Japanese inspired PechaKucha, SheTalks is a presentation style where each presenter shows 20 slides, each for 20 seconds. All of the six speakers are women, and will be speaking around the theme ‘Women Who Create.’

A full list of event details can be found here.