GCEC WEBINAR 10:
Advancing Equity: Dynamic Strategies for Authentic Engagement in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Friday, June 25, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. CST
This webinar will present a blueprint along with specific strategies and recommendations for increasing participation in your entrepreneurship programs for underrepresented individuals and groups. With the understanding that systemic inequities have denied some groups of people meaningful participation, VentureWell commissioned a nationwide study in 2019 to identify promising practices for broadening participation in higher education entrepreneurship.
The study identified action steps in six areas to ensure more diverse, equitable participation, which will be discussed and explained during the webinar:
- conducting authentic outreach
- creating inclusive spaces
- engaging mentors
- validating multiple pathways to success
- developing a holistic organizational approach
- building confidence
If you are interested in testing or scaling strategies to increase equitable and inclusive student participation in your entrepreneurship courses, programs, and initiatives, we invite you to participate in this upcoming webinar, led by Phil Weilerstein, President & CEO, VentureWell and his colleagues Kristen Golden, Senior Development Officer and Shaheen Mamawala, Director, Planning & Partnerships , who published their findings in a VentureWell report in summer 2020.
In addition to learning about the blueprint and action steps, you will have an opportunity for open discussion with your colleagues from other universities who are faced with the same challenges in creating diverse, inclusive, and equitable programs for innovation and entrepreneurship.