Women Entrepreneur Alumnae to Visit Stetson

The world of women entrepreneurs is growing rapidly and plenty are graduating from Eugene W. Stetson School of Business & Economics at Mercer University. In recognition of this, Stetson’s new Entrepreneurial Group (SEG) will host a round table event Wednesday, April 8 at 6pm.

The event is titled You Don’t Have to Play It SAFE (Stetson Alumnae Female Entrepreneurs) Round Table. It is open to students, alumni and the public. It will be held in the Rinker Auditorium at the Lynn Business Center.

Rebecca Oliphant, Ph.D., associate professor in the Prince Entrepreneurship Program, had a chance to speak with Grace Aguda of Stetson Today about student’s interest in entrepreneurship.

Dr. (Gary) Oliphant and I are now working in the Department of Management, Entrepreneurship and Family Business,” Oliphant said. “And we want to showcase our young Stetson grads who are entrepreneurs.”

“In early February a group of entrepreneurs who worked in franchising or owned at least one franchise visited Stetson and the auditorium was overflowing with students,” Oliphant explained. “There was standing room only to hear the topic of how to run your own business; it is of great interest to all students,” she said.

The alumnae who will be visiting for this roundtable are from many different businesses. They represent everything from fashion design to marketing. This roundtable, Stetson will welcome:

Ashley Lauren Kerr
Tiffany Kechler Liashek
Reatha Johnson
Abigail Bresslin
Daffnee Cohen
Jacqui Dua

“Many young women at Stetson currently are excited by the challenges of owning their own business someday,” Oliphant said. “With information and stories about what it really takes to start, coming from each of the entrepreneur participants, they will be one step closer,” she said.


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