Professor Teresa Nelson speaks at White House Summit on Women's Entrepreneurship
Professor Teresa Nelson, Director of the School of Management's Entrepreneurship Program, is speaking this week as a panelist at the White House Summit on Women's Entrepreneurship.
The summit brings together government, the for-profit, and the non-profit sector in a discussion of ways to increase women's participation in entrepreneurship. The panel will address "Getting Capital to Start Your Business."
Professor Nelson is an expert on entrepreneurship and global business, and is a frequent speaker on issues of women entrepreneurs. In a recent Q&A with PINK, she discusses the challenges facing women-run start ups:
There aren't so many differences between men and women entrepreneurs. All entrepreneurs face the challenge of determining a market niche, defining the market and finding appropriate capital. Where we find special issues related to women is around managing their full lives -- and it generally has to do with the fact that many women are still largely responsible for the house, children and elderly parents -- so they have to find a way to manage around that substantial set of commitments.
In addition to speaking at the White House Summit on Women's Entrepreneurship, Professor Teresa Nelson will moderate a speaker session with Mary Ellen Iskenderian at the 2012 Simmons Leadership Conference.