Women and Entrepreneurship: Basics and Realities of the Trade

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jul 01, 2012 Comments Off on Women and Entrepreneurship: Basics and Realities of the Trade

Online webinar
Thursday, August 2, 2012, 12:30 – 1:30pm

There are a number of truths & critical questions any aspiring entrepreneur should consider before taking the startup-plunge. An idea, even a great one, is not a business, nor reason enough to start one. Hear from business expert & President of GNI International, Giadha Aguirre De Carcer (G’07), as she introduces several best practices that can lead to successful launches & seed funding. This webinar seeks to demystify common assumptions relevant to the entrepreneurial journey & address less-talked-about realities associated with being a female entrepreneur, as well as ways to overcome the challenges while leveraging advantages we often forget we have.

DeCarcer will also review how to develop well-researched answers to the main questions related to entrepreneurship: a.) what is your market, b.) who is your target customer, & c.) how will you make money, are however viable reasons to consider said plunge.

DeCarcer has over a decade of experience in business management & strategic business development with an emphasis on emerging markets. Her current interest & focus lies in PPP opportunities & contract brokering between US-based firms & high-growth markets such as India, China, & Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as efforts to support women entrepreneurship. She is the founder of the Women Reinforcement Program (WeR) & Executive Director of the Grassroots Innovation Network (GrIN), both non-profit organizations supporting small business creation & innovation nationwide. Before founding GNI International, DeCarcer worked as a DC-based consultant supporting Fortung 100 companies in the Defense & Energy sectors, & as a New York-based investment banker with JPMorganChase. She founded & ran her first company, First Federal Transportation, at the age of 19. Ms. DeCarer received a B.A. in International Relations & Trade from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in International Security from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, & an AA in Business Administration from Miami Dade Community College.

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