Tina Fears completed the Women’s Entrepreneurship Certificate program in February 2021. In the interview, Fears shares that after completing the program, “I immediately implemented new business practices that reflect who I am as a leader, a woman, and an entrepreneur. The program also addresses the importance of negotiation, contracts, and critical legal issues women in business face.” Read more about Tina’s experience in this article in the Gwinnett Forum.
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski recently interviewed Institute Faculty Director, Deborah Streeter and program grad/Institute Special Advisor Jeannette Kaplun on her “Mika Straight Up” podcast. During the episode, the three discussed the background of the 12-week certificate program as well as specific challenges that face women entrepreneurs.
Fabulous piece in Forbes highlighting some of the backstory to the Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell. We are halfway to our current enrollment goal of 100,000 students and the stories about our amazing entrepreneurs just keep getting better! The piece also includes thoughts from one of the graduates of our program, Raquel Solomon (pictured on right).
Bank of America announced their commitment to continue to fund the Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell so that we can bring another 50,000 students through the program at no cost to participants. That will bring our total number to 100,000!
There was an additional press piece reported by Bloomberg that mentioned the expansion of the program and also highlighted one of our program graduates. We are so excited to have the opportunity to continue to work with such a diverse and inspiring group of entrepreneurs in the years ahead!
Check out this link if you want to see the amazing things that graduates of the women’s entrepreneurship certificate program are up to and how they are such important members of their communities. This piece highlights Denisse Lamas from Orlando, FL; Anh LyJordan from Raleigh, North Carolina; and Fila Antwine from NY, NY.
Stephanie Jones, founder of Women at Werk, an organization committed to providing women with empowerment and mentorship opportunities, was recently highlighted in a Florida Times-Union article. We were thrilled to hear about the positive experience that she has had in the Women’s Entrepreneurship certificate program (she is over half way through the program now) and look forward to seeing more of our students and program grads featured in regional and national news for their accomplishments! So glad to be a small part of Stephanie’s journey!
The Institute was mentioned by Bank of America Jacksonville Market President Mark Bennett during an interview with Melissa Ross of WJCT News (NPR) Jacksonville as part of her First Coast Connect program and her Women’s Small Business Month series. Mark highlighted how the Institute is helping women in Jacksonville grow their businesses. His comments begin just past 53:50.
WCNC-TV (NBC affiliate in Charlotte, NC) ran a story on their September 23, 2021 morning news program about the impact of the Women’s Entrepreneurship certificate program at Cornell on program grad, Sil Ganzó who founded ourBRIDGE. Click here to watch the WCNC-TV news piece.
This is a link to a wonderful 3-minute radio spot put together by WFAE. The piece aired as a local segment in Charlotte, NC during NPR’s “All Things Considered” broadcast. It shares some of Latina entrepreneur, Sil Ganzó’s, thoughts about how the Women’s Entrepreneurship certificate program impacted her personally and professionally.
We are so proud of that first Charlotte-based cohort to complete the program and are excited to see the second cohort underway!
Bank of America recently announced that Anne Finucane, Vice Chairman and member of the company’s executive management team will retire at the end of 2021. Finucane is the first woman vice chairman of Bank of America and the first woman chairman of the board of Bank of America Europe, the company’s European banking subsidiary based in Ireland. In addition, she directed the development of Bank of America’s ESG and sustainable finance work, where she has mobilized the organization’s scale, global reach, talent and financial capabilities to address some of society’s biggest challenges. She was instrumental in the launch of the Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell which is now working to support 50,000 women entrepreneurs. We are so appreciative for her advocacy and support and wish her well in her next chapter!