By Elana Fine
Last Saturday I moderated a “Powering Women Entrepreneurs” panel at Forte Foundation’s annual MBA Women’s Leadership Conference. Over 450 current women MBA students from top business schools filled the conference hall wearing “Let’s Power Up” t-shirts while taking selfies with cutouts of powerful women leaders such as Smith School alumna Carly Fiorina, Oprah Winfrey, and Sheryl Sandberg.
The panel included three successful women entrepreneurs:
Tiffany Norwood, Serial Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur in Residence, Georgetown University
Arum Kang, Co-Founder and CEO Coffee Meets Bagel
Hillary Lewis, Founder and President, Lumi Organics
I quickly realized what an opportunity our panel had to inspire such a large crowd of impressive women at such an important inflection point in their careers. As I told the crowd, my goal was for each of them to consider one entrepreneurial experience during their two years as MBA students. Continue reading