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"Girls Mean Business - Michelle Talks Bootstrapping at her alma mater Cornell University"

On Wednesday, August 17, Girls Mean Business will hold their Financing Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. in the newly renovated Kennedy Hall at Cornell University. The workshop will offer girls activities to learn about how to finance business ventures. Girls or their parents can sign up and pay the $20 program fee at -

Description: Girls will have the opportunity to learn the basics of financing from a business perspective. They will also learn different techniques on how to finance a business, from bootstrapping to getting investors.
Who: Girls aged 12-20 are invited!
Instructors: Local female entrepreneurs and Cornell students
Date/Time: August 17th from 6:00 - 8:00pm
Location: Kennedy Hall at Cornell
Cost: $20

Michelle will join a panel of experienced girls (including her daughter Nina, age 12, who runs a garlic business with her father) and women entrepreneurs ranging in age from 11 to over 60 at the Girls Mean Business is an organization devoted to encouraging and developing the next generation of female entrepreneurs and business leaders. Currently, women are drastically underrepresented in major leadership roles. They hold 16.9 percent of Fortune 500 board seats and account for only 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs.

Armed with this knowledge, Beverly Wallenstein set out to change these unfortunate statistics. She graduated from Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations in May and hopes early exposure to entrepreneurship will inspire teenage girls to pursue business.

Last summer, Girls Mean Business hosted Business Bootcamp, a one day pilot program in the Johnson School of Management. The bootcamp educated over a dozen teenage girls on brainstorming and pitching their ideas. This summer, Girls Mean Business will host several more workshops and launch a weekly program in the fall. The organization won Cornell’s 2016 Big Idea Competition and is developing in Life Changing Labs this summer.