Hear from local women entrepreneurs about their challenges and successes plus tips for thriving as a #girlpreneur. Event workshops will be held on March 17 and are open to girls, parents, and friends.
Parent Panel: Facilitated by Karen Love | 1-2 p.m. | Holland Library
Parents who have supported their girls’ entrepreneurial ventures share their insight on to best encourage girls and help them navigate their way through the trials and pitfalls to success.
VaynerMedia Panel | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Caldwell Commons
What a Girl Wants Is to Understand the Power of Social Media
Danni Scully, Integrated Producer
Jess Friedowitz, Senior Art Director
Amanda Lavergne-Tabb, Senior Account Executive
Your growing entrepreneur already knows how to use social media to stay in touch with her friends and family while staying in the know on what's happening in the world. What she needs to know is how to take those same platforms to the next level for her business. Hear from a panel of women in the industry, across client services and creative/production, on the importance and power of using social media as a business tool.
Speaking with Confidence | 1-2 p.m. or 4-5 p.m. | Rachor Room
Do you get nervous when you have to speak in front of others? You're definitely not alone! But just like any other skill, with practice you can improve. At this seminar, led by Summer Kohlhorst, a Maker of Awesomeness at Center Centre—the User Experience Design School, you can learn techniques to cope with stage fright, help you think quick on your feet, and present your ideas through story-telling. Along the way you can Increase your self-confidence and start becoming the speaker and leader you are meant to be.
Game On! Get Business Savvy! | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Rotunda
Whether you're trying to get into college, start a business, get a job, or make a good first impression in social settings, you know how important it is to look your best, speak with confidence, and use good manners. Join us for a fun, interactive session where you'll learn how to present your best self to future employers, clients, and adults who matter. Plus we’ll cover the do’s and don’ts of thank-you notes, business etiquette, and more. It's like being on a game show where the top prize is not $100,000 but the chance to show people you are priceless!
Tinker Lab | 1-5 p.m. | Makerspace in GPS Holland Library
CO.STARTERS Get Started Workshop | 1-4 p.m. | Caldwell Commons
Whether you’re just getting started, stuck on a particular issue, or are in need of a refresher, this workshop will provide the jumpstart needed to get you moving. This workshop is a perfect opportunity to understand what’s driving you, explore your idea through the CO.STARTERS Canvas, and refine your model by learning ways to get meaningful customer feedback and start pursuing your idea today. You’ll also have the opportunity to collaborate with other members of the community and make valuable connections to help you along the way.