Explore the work they’re doing… from dating apps to mentoring
What do Whitney Wolfe, Blair Brettschneider, and Lisy Kane--three young female innovators--have in common? The entrepreneurial drive to change the world for the better.
Whitney Wolfe is the founder and CEO of Bumble, a dating app where only women can initiate contact. After making connections in the dating app industry, Wolfe launched her project and now has over 11 million users, according to Forbes. She has inspired many young women to achieve success in a man’s industry.
At just 22 years old, Blair Brettschneider founded GirlForward after being inspired by a young refugee she was tutoring. The non-profit has provided young female refugees with key skills in four areas; Wellness, Wisdom, Wallet, and World.
Co-founder of Girl Geek Academy, Lisy Kane, has inspired young girls to pursue their interests in technology and video games. On her LinkedIn profile, she writes that Girl Geek Academy is “a community of hackers, hipsters, and hustlers.”
Get in touch with your own innovative and entrepreneurial spirit on the Bay Path campus with events like the Kaleidoscope series, where you can hear speakers such as Dr. Stephen Brand, Executive Director of Global Learning and Development, whose recent presentation The Innovator’s Journey and TedX Talk of the same name highlighted the work of these amazing women and detailed the key factors in becoming a successful innovator like Wolfe, Brettschneider, and Kane. To learn more, check out Dr. Brand’s article.
Or, attend the 5th Annual Cybersecurity Summit this Thursday, November 9th at 7:30am to be inspired and intrigued by speakers including our own President Carol A. Leary, Timothy Connelly of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and Tim Russell of the FBI.
If you’re thinking about business or want feedback on your entrepreneurial idea, reach out to Women in Business Club for more info on the Business Pitch Contest - where you could win money for your innovative business idea! Contact President Courtney Antkowiak (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Vice President Lizzie Demerski (email@example.com) for more information.