For a second year in a row, the Anderson School of Management is celebrating Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) with a women-focused entrepreneurial event.

She Means Business: Built by Women is a dynamic TED-style talk forum hosted by UNM Anderson on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Jackson Student Center on the UNM Campus. She Means Business: Built by Women forum event is free. To RSVP, visit Women in Management.

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Five successful women founders in New Mexico, who are at various stages of entrepreneurial life cycles from a range of industries, will present short, energizing, and engaging perspectives on the world of entrepreneurship as it relates to their unique experiences. We will hear from Jennifer Brower, Brower Consulting, Sandy Harrington and Maria Cordova-Barber, Screen Images, Inc., Dao Pham, Dao Brows, and Julianne Zarasua, Desert Flowers Co.

Associate Dean Kathryn Jacobson believes the current organizational landscape requires business schools to offer more opportunities to educate, empower, and foster collaborative networks for women and underrepresented groups.

“Owning and operating a business is incredibly complex and we want our students to investigate how successful businesses are both created and sustained,” says Jacobson. “This talented group of women have such inspiring stories and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate WEW by learning how they each have succeeded.” 

Sponsored in part by the UNM Anderson Women in Management (WIM) student organization and the Anderson Foundation, this event compliments the surging interest in the Albuquerque business community to educate students, staff, alumni, faculty, and the larger business community on the economic development that originates with women entrepreneurs.

Emily Wilks, president of WIM, is optimistic this speaker event will blossom into a campus-wide movement at UNM.

“I am beyond thrilled that UNM Anderson is making strides to provide additional support to women in management,” says Wilks. “It’s an exciting time to back women in a male dominated field.”

WEW events span the globe, with 160 universities and colleges in 32 countries and 46 states in the U.S.