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Lecture on Women’s Entrepreneurship February 23

Sharon Hadary, founding executive director of the Center for Women’s Business Research, will present “The Catapult Principle: Critical Success Factors for the New World of Women’s Entrepreneurship” on February 23, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. in Jones Chapel.

During the event, the first and second place winners of Meredith College’s Business Plan Competition will be announced.

Hadary’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of Meredith’s Entrepreneur Week. The lecture qualifies as an academic/cultural event for general education.

About the Speaker: As the founding executive director of the Center for Women’s Business Research, Hadary has been a leader in creating social change for women for over two decades.

At the Center for Women’s Business Research, the premier non-profit research institute devoted to studying women's entrepreneurship, she harnessed the transformational impact of data and altered forever the landscape for women business owners in access to capital, markets, expertise, and networks.

Currently she is teaching leadership, including "Women as Leaders" at the University of Maryland University College and speaking nationally and conducting seminars on women's leadership. She is working on her new book, “The Top Ten Characteristics of Successful Women in Business.”

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Date Submitted: 2011-02-17

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