PRLog - Aug. 21, 2014 - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Women’s Small Business Accelerator (WSBA) in Westerville announced today that it will host its second annual “Starting the Conversation”
Starting the Conversation Gala with Dr. Marianne Cooper
Cooper’s talk will provide a behind-the-scenes view into the issues and research discussed in Lean In. She will highlight the barriers women face in trying to get to the top, the particular challenges women entrepreneurs experience, and what we can do better support girls and women in achieving their goals and ambitions. A podcast of her recent interview on WOSU-AM is available at http://wosu.org/
The evening includes networking, dinner and a recognition ceremony for the latest graduates of The Inspired Education Track, WSBA’s intensive entry-level program that gives aspiring entrepreneurs a solid foundation to create a successful enterprise. Former graduate Chef Sadaya Lewis, who was recently featured on and won the Food Network’s Food Court Wars, will also be a presenter.
“This event is dedicated to celebrating women entrepreneurs,”
Individual tickets are $90 each and may be purchased at http://wsbaohio.org/
About Marianne Cooper
Marianne Cooper is a sociologist at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University and a contributor to LeanIn.org. She was the lead researcher for Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. She is an expert on gender, family life, work, and social inequality. She writes, speaks, and consults about these issues for media outlets, companies, and professional groups.
In her new book, Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times, she examines how families are coping in an insecure age. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.
About the Women’s Small Business Accelerator (WSBA)
The Women’s Small Business Accelerator (http://www.wsba.org)
For more information about the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, please visit http://www.wsbaohio.org.