June 25, 2019Print | PDF
Thank you, Susan, for your introduction and thank you to everyone who has joined us for our final Elevating Laurier Leaders event.
This series has been a first for Laurier and I would like to thank our Alumni Relations team for bringing these events to life.
The breakfasts, workshops and panels have been excellent opportunities to gather members of our extended community together to share experiences.
I hope that you have enjoyed them as much as I have.
Today, our panel discussion features four entrepreneurial Laurier alumnae who will share some of the wisdom they’ve gained on the road to success.
For me, entrepreneurship isn’t just about starting a business.
An entrepreneurial mindset is more than that.
Entrepreneurship is about looking at problems in novel ways and having the courage to try something new – whether that’s creating a new product or service, or implementing new procedures in a company or institution.
The key to being entrepreneurial is to build networks of supportive yet constructive colleagues who can offer knowledge, advice, and mentorship.
At Laurier, we are helping women entrepreneurs grow their networks in many different ways – from our Centre for Women in Science to the Women Founders cohort in the Lazaridis ScaleUp program.
These formal groups and programs help women gain access to the mentorship and resources they need to succeed in executing their ideas.
Today, I’m looking forward to hearing from our panel about their own experiences in entrepreneurship and what has helped them on their journeys.
I would like to thank Colleen, Lauren, Neetu and Tijana for sharing their time with us today.
Once again, thank you to everyone for joining us this morning.
Susan will now introduce the panelists.
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