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New England Cable News (NECN) interviews Simmons School of Management Professor on National Entrepreneurship Ranking

BOSTON (September 29, 2010) — Teresa Nelson, the Elizabeth J. McCandless Chair of Entrepreneurship, recently appeared on New England Cable News (NECN) Business show, to discuss the Simmons School of Management Entrepreneurship Program's recent ranking as one of the top 25 entrepreneurship programs in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. The Simmons entrepreneurship program is one of only two graduate programs in New England, and the only program specifically designed for women, to make the list.

Professor Nelson discussed how the Simmons program tailors its curriculum to meet the needs of female students and the ways starting a business can vary between men and women.

"We've been looking at how different social realities make the life of women different, in personal lives as well as business," said Professor Nelson. "We do what any good business school does, we help women to understand what the issues are, put together a great business plan, and, most of all, be able to stand up and claim their space in terms of talking and performing in business."
She also discussed statistics that show women doubling men in start-up business ventures, explaining that it relates to women being more invested in starting family businesses, as well as a preference for entrepreneurial roles over corporate positions. She ended the interview by inviting NECN host Laytoia Edwards to "come join us" at Simmons.

The Simmons School of Management is the only AACSB-accredited business school designed specifically for women. The school is committed to advancing women of diverse backgrounds into leadership positions.