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Women’s Entrepreneurship Network

The representation of women in entrepreneurship is growing rapidly both locally and nationally. The Wisconsin School of Business, the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship and the Small Business Development Center provide a platform to help inspire, educate and assist women interested in entrepreneurship at the UW and in the community. Many alumni of our programs have gone on to launch startups and numerous women on our faculty, staff and advisory boards provide opportunities and support through a variety of our programs. Promoting female and minority representation in entrepreneurship is one of our core objectives.

Alumni Success Stories

Network

Featured below are some of the female instructors, mentors, staff, and collaborators involved in entrepreneurship at the Wisconsin School of Business.

WSB Faculty/Instructors

Florence Honore

Florence Honore

Assistant Professor, Management and Human Resources, Wisconsin School of Business
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Sarah Marty

Lecturer, Division of Continuing Studies, Wisconsin School of Business
Sarada

Sarada

Assistant Professor, Management and Human Resources, Wisconsin School of Business

Mentors

Heather Ferguson

Heather Ferguson

Program Manager, Small Business Development Center, Wisconsin School of Business
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Laura Francis

Chief Financial Officer, SI-Bone
Rena Gelman

Rena Gelman

Business Consultant, Small Business Development Center, Wisconsin School of Business
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Erica Gruen

President, Quantum Media
Anne Inman

Anne Inman

Business Consultant, Wisconsin School of Business
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Kay Plantes

Founder/Principal, Plantes Company
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Toni Sikes

CEO, CODAworx
Michelle Somes-Booher

Michelle Somes-Booher

Director, Small Business Development Center, Wisconsin School of Business
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Becky Splitt

Consultant, American Family Ventures
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Melissa Turczyn

Partner/Co-Chair, Venture Best, Michael Best & Friedrich
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Reena Vokoun

Founder and CEO, Passion Fit
Amy Bruner-Zimmerman

Amy Zimmerman

Business Consultant, Small Business Development Center, Wisconsin School of Business

WSB Staff

Lisa Collins

Lisa Collins

Associate Director, Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, Wisconsin School of Business
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Sari Judge

Program Coordinator, StartUp Learning Community, Wisconsin School of Business

Collaborators

Mary Carbine

Senior Administrative Program Specialist, Discovery to Product

Laura Heisler

Director of Programming, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), Wisconsin School of Business

Jen Kobylecky

University Relations Specialist, Discovery to Product

Katie Rice

Venture Analyst, Talent Recruitment & Community Manager, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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