I would like to thank Laleh Malek, Director of Professional Experience at College of Business and Economics at Towson University for asking me to speak in last night's forum, "Women in Leadership 2008".
I'd also like to thank my fellow panel members: Martha Lucius of Boheme Cafe, Kris Appel of Encore Path, Inc., MonykaBerrocosa of MyCity4Her, Aimee Bracken of Form, and Claudia Towles of aMuse. All of these ladies are really sweet, intelligent and determined to succeed.
We discussed how we became entrepreneurs, how we are dealing with changes in the economy, and what advice we had for a graduate looking to start his or her own company. I commented on the importance of networking and strong branding—without either of these is it much more difficult to succeed as a business owner.
If you have any questions for me in regards to being a business owner, please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.