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Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium inspires generations of female entrepreneurs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Over the past 10 years, there has been an explosion of female-owned businesses in the United States. From 1997 to 2017, women-owned businesses have increased 114 percent, resulting in 11.6 million female-owned business in the U.S. today. It’s no wonder then that the 2018 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium was filled with more than 300 people eager to hear from successful female entrepreneurs from across the nation. The annual event, hosted by the UF Warrington College of Business Entrepreneurship

Founders of Gigi’s Cupcakes and Chloe’s Fruit to headline UF Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The University of Florida is hosting the annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium on April 18 in Emerson Alumni Hall. The event will feature Gigi’s Cupcakes founder Gina “Gigi” Butler and Chloe’s Fruit founder Chloe Epstein as the keynote speakers. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free for all UF students, faculty and staff. Community members are also welcome to attend this event for $25. The event includes a networking lunch and presentations

Vera Bradley co-founder highlights Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Over 400 people from inside and outside the University of Florida community came together for the Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium on March 30 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The event was headlined by Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, the co-founder of Vera Bradley who currently serves as the company’s Chief Creative Officer and Director. Her session was moderated by Leah Lytle (BSPR ’94, MAMC ’96, MBA ’02), and it included lunch and a conversation while speaking about topics such as Baekgaard’s

Vera Bradley co-founder to headline UF symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida will host its 2017 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium on March 30 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The featured speaker will be Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, the co-founder of Vera Bradley who currently serves as the company’s Chief Creative Officer and Director. The event begins at 9 a.m. and is free for UF faculty, staff, students and other members of the UF community. Those outside the UF community are still encouraged to attend for an early bird registration price of $55,

“Entrepreneurial spirit alive and well”

More than 200 members of the UF community shared in the journeys of some of UF’s most successful alumna entrepreneurs at the Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium on April 1. The event revealed the amazing impact female entrepreneurs have had in the U.S., and the potential for further growth. It also revealed how much more needs to be done for female entrepreneurs to be given the same opportunities as their male counterparts. The Big Picture According to a 2016 National Women’s Business

A touch of Europe in the heart of Tampa

There was a time when the Oxford Exchange, a trendy, social and retail locale in Tampa, was supposed to be anything but that. It was supposed to be an oasis of sorts for its director Allison Adams (BSBA ’91), a place to escape, think and reenergize—an office away from the office. Fortunately, that plan failed. In its place is a vibrant and stylish venue that has charmed Tampa’s citizenry. Adams will be on hand to share her experience developing Oxford

Leading female entrepreneurs to gather for university-wide symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida welcomes several of its most successful alumnae entrepreneurs for its 2016 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium on April 1 at University Auditorium. The Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium, presented by the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at UF’s Warrington College of Business, will address key trends and issues involving women in entrepreneurship, as well as innovative strategies for budding businesswomen. Inspiring entrepreneurs who have created a diverse mix of companies will share their stories and experiences. The coordinator