This Girl Means Business: Beverly Wallenstein (ILR ’16) and Girls Mean Business

Have you ever thought about starting your own company? Have you ever thought about being an entrepreneur or adding entrepreneurial values to anything you do? If so, you probably have also been afraid and nervous. To promote more entrepreneurship and business for girls, Beverly Wallenstein (ILR’16) started Girls Mean Business. In an exciting business camp, girls can participate, engage and prepare to be next-gen leaders. We at Entrepreneurship@Dyson recently caught up with Beverly to learn more about Girls Mean Business:

Great New Books on Entrepreneurship

Scavenging library stacks for written treasures is a pleasure all students can experience. Cornell’s rich resources of new print literature largely goes unused, whether it is the latest issue of Harvard Business Review in Mann Library or new releases on entrepreneurship waiting to be plucked from the new book cart in Catherwood Library.
New books about entrepreneurship are helpful to entrepreneurs as well as those interested in exploring the startup world. These three books, all available through Cornell’s libraries, provide varied outlooks and advice.

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know: The importance of a network

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”, states Joy Kuebler, founder of Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect PC (JKLA), as she discusses getting through a rough patch in her business. The idea of networking and the value of a strong network is constantly brought up in business and entrepreneurship classes, but hearing stories from successful entrepreneurs adds color to the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people.

Cornell Sees She Started It

Last Wednesday night, Entrepreneurship@Dyson and Blackstone Launchpad co-sponsored a screening of She Started It, a film telling the stories of five remarkable female founders. The women vary in race, background, and geographic location, and the film captures their diverse struggles – from securing funding to communicating with their teams, navigating Venture Capitalists, and speaking English as a second language.

A Day at Facebook

Last Friday, Dys ID and Forte co-sponsored the Day in the Industries trip, providing fifty students inside looks at Goldman Sachs and Facebook’s New York offices. The trip offered students insight into diversity within the financial and technology sectors.

Female Entrepreneurs on Leading Teams

On Saturday, February 6, Cornell hosted its Women Redefining Entrepreneurship Conference in Stocking Hall. The sold-out all day event hosted college students from across the state, business people, and government officials. The event included an opening keynote from Laura Danckwerth, a panel on biases women face, small business administration matchmaking with local mentors, networking meals, and more.

What I Learned from What I Wish I Knew at 22

Amy Siskind kicked off the What I Wish I Knew at 22 event by calling for a “SHEvolution” to get women back in leadership and back in control. The former Wall Street exec and Co-founder and President of The New Agenda brought up some disturbing statistics indicating that women are actually moving backwards in terms of…

Register Now for 2nd Dyson Symposium on Women in Leadership

What: Female alumni involved in business, government and non-profit businesses will share their stories with students at the second Symposium on Women in Leadership When: September 19 at 7:00pm to September 20 at 5:00pm Where: Statler Amphitheater (September 19) and Warren Hall (September 20) Additional details: Register: Registration Link also includes detailed schedule Cost: $15 Facebook Event: Event link If you missed the symposium…

DSWIL – Entrepreneurship Panel

Can anyone say PIVOT? The stories shared by the panelists were amazing but all seemed to have some sort of pivot in their lives. Some had large let downs – being fired and some had new and better ideas to pivot towards. One of the best quotes was “you can’t possibly predict what will happen…

Wrap Up on the Dyson Symposium on Women in Leadership

The Dyson Symposium on Women in Leadership was hopefully the first of many future events bringing together the Cornell community to discuss the role of women in business. The day-long symposium left attendees with countless takeaways from speakers such as Barbara Novick, Shelly Porges, Amy Siskind, Erica Nicole, and many others.  Barbara Novick kicked off DSWIL by encouraging…

Dyson Symposium on Women in Leadership Government and NGO Panel: “Let Your Values Guide You”

The Government and NGO Panel at the Dyson Symposium on Women in Leadership asked four successful businesswomen to discuss what they have learned from taking the “road less traveled”, choosing to enter the world of non-profits over the corporate sector.  Jonelle Bradshaw Jonelle Bradshaw (’96), senior director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Stonybrook University,…

Dyson Symposium on Women in Leadership: Tech Panel

  The Tech Panel at the Symposium on Women in Leadership brought together four women from the many corners of the tech world. Hannah Coutand is a Business Development Manager at Intel, but got her start in technology after graduating from University of Virginia and going to work for telecom firms in the United States,…

Shelly Porges Says “Some Leaders Are Born Women”

Shelly Porges was a big name at last week’s Dyson Symposium on Women in Leadership. Porges is the former Senior Advisor for the Global Entrepreneurship Program at the U.S. State Department. She also headed several national programs focused on public policy, gender advocacy, and entrepreneurship. A Cornell grad who initially entered the private sector, Porges met…