Yale Women Innovators is a Tuesday morning series at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute that is designed to foster community discussion, idea sharing, best practices, business fundamentals, networking and team-building opportunities among Yale women students, alumni, faculty and staff interested in entrepreneurship and innovation at any level.
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Tues., Sept. 27, 8:30am: Yale Women Innovators Kickoff with Kyle Gibson, Executive Producer and Managing Editor of the Women in the World summit. A longtime producer for ABC News Nightline with Ted Koppel, Kyle has been honored with several Emmy Awards and other distinctions for her work as a broadcast journalist around the world. Her notable assignments include her live, on-the-ground coverage of the 1989 uprising and massacre in Tiananmen Square. Kyle also served as a White House correspondent for ABC News and later teamed with Koppel to co-author a book about Nightline's perspective on history. Since 9/11 her mission has been to illuminate global issues through narrative journalism.
Tues., Oct. 4, 8:30am: Amy Wrzesniewski, Professor of Organizational Behavior at Yale School of Management. Dr. Wrzesniewski's research interests focus on how people make meaning of their work in difficult contexts (e.g., stigmatized occupations, virtual work, absence of work), and the experience of work as a job, career, or calling. Her current research involves studying how employees shape their interactions and relationships with others in the workplace to change both their work identity and the meaning of the job.
Tues., Oct. 11, 8:30am: NO EVENT
Tues., Oct. 18, 8:30am: Fall Recess - No Breakfast Series
Tues., Oct. 25, 8:30am: Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship Fellow College of Management, UMass Boston, discusses "Women in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Accessing Resources and Overcoming Challenges."
Tues., Nov. 1, 8:30am: Christina Lampe-Onnerud, CEO, Founder and Chairman of Cadenza Innovation.
Tues., Nov. 8, 8:30am: Yvette Ondachi, founder of Ojay Greene, an agricultural startup in Kenya. Yvette works to address the many challenges facing smallholder farmers in an effort to increase their incomes and improve their livelihoods. In 2014, Yvette left her position as a Group Product Manager at GlaxoSmithKline East Africa to focus full-time on Ojay Greene, the company she founded to provide market access and agricultural assistance to smallholder farmers in Kenya.
Tues., Nov. 15, 8:30am: Marissa King, Professor of Organizational Behavior at Yale School of Management on "Managing Entrepreneurial Networks."
Tues., Nov. 22: Thanksgiving Week - No Breakfast Series
Tues., Nov. 29, 8:30am: No Breakfast Series
Tues., Dec. 6, 8:30am: May Yang, Founder, Lidia May. Lidia May crafts leather handbags with rich hand embroidery embellishment. The designs are inspired by the Contemporary Diplomat, women at the top of their careers, who build bridges between cultures, and whose style give hints of all the places they have been. Two groups produce the embroideries on Lidia May bags, a select team of master craftsmen working in our sun-lit atelier in Dhaka and a pioneer group of women artisans, issuing from among the most disadvantaged urban poor and working to become respected embroidery professionals. Using thread and needle our makers are sewing hope, courage and a future for their families, one stitch at a time. Every Lidia May bag connects the customer to its maker and has a measurable, positive social impact.