Program to focus on entrepreneurship

Lois Frankel On Oct. 12, SUNY Oswego’s Center for Business and Community Development will gather women from Central and Northern New York in a spirit of entrepreneurship.

“Connections” is a day-long symposium to bring women of all ages and backgrounds together to explore their entrepreneurial place and power in the arts, in the business world and in various fields of science.

The day’s agenda will feature internationally known business coach, speaker and author Dr. Lois Frankel, a 1973 graduate of SUNY Oswego (pictured). Frankel’s two latest books have been translated into over 20 languages and featured on the “Today” show and CNN, and in The New York Times.

Her books “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office” and “Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich,” have also been featured in USA Today and in People and Time magazines.

Also on the agenda is poet Mona Lake Jones. Jones is a writer, orator, educator and model of the African-American woman on the move.

“‘Connections’ will include breakout sessions in the morning and afternoon discussing challenges to women in the corporate world as well as in entrepreneurship and the creative paths in the arts or sciences.

Attendees will hear from Constance Gomez Gregory of Rochon Gregory Associates, Tracy Higginbotham of Women’s TIES and Five Star Events and Oswego’s Class of ‘86, Christiana Kaiser of Bluetree Studios, Erin Trowbridge of the Center for Forensic Sciences and Oswego’s Class of ‘98, and others. There will also be women vendors promoting products and services for women.

Those purchasing tickets prior to Sept. 30 will pay $25. Tickets after Sept. 30 will cost $35. (Ticket includes continental breakfast and lunch.)

To register, call 315-312-3492 or mail a check to CBCD c/o Oswego College Foundation, 103 Rich Hall, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126.

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(Posted: Sep 27, 2006)