November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hillel, 2nd Floor Chapel, 80 Brown Street
A panel and discussion featuring women of color who are shifting, innovating, and positively disrupting the dynamics of entrepreneurship, leadership, and politics in Providence, RI.
Nearly 8 out of every 10 new women-owned firms launched over the past nine years have been founded by a woman of color, according to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express. There has also been a rise in women of color running for office at all levels of the government, however, there is still a lack of true representation. We will discuss and learn more about our panelists’ journeys as well as learn how we can cultivate and nurture more women of color to start companies and run for office.
Jennifer Nazareno: Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship & the School of Public Health
Nirva Lafortune ’18: Manager & Advisor, Presidential Scholars Program/ Providence City Council, Ward 3/ Master’s student at Brown
Vibha Pingle Ph.D. ’96: President and Founder, Ubuntu at Work
Jeanine Sinanan-Singh: Co-Founder & CEO of Vitae Industries, Inc./ Techstars NYC Winter ‘17
4:00 – 4:50 PM Guests arrive and mingle
4:50 – 5:00 PM Guests find their seats and transition to panel
5:00 – 6:00 PM Panel followed by Q&A
6:00 – 6:30 PM Panel ends and transition into networking