Conference to Focus on Entrepreneurial Women
(Released: October 15, 2002)
Office of University Communications
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Institute of Public Service
International at the University of Connecticut 's Greater
Hartford campus will host a conference focusing on women involved
in development and entrepreneurship.
The conference will take place on Oct. 25 from 9:30 a.m. until
noon, in the auditorium of the library building at 1800 Asylum
"Globalization affects people around the world differently.
Increasing evidence shows that the countries that benefit most from
globalization have quality education, effective market systems and
expanding women's participation in economic activity,"
said Maria-Teresa Lepeley, director of the Institute of Public
Service International. "The concerted efforts of
entrepreneurial women in the United States and other countries
become a crucial element to foster sustainable development around
the world. The goal of the conference is to advance this discussion
today and move forward tomorrow."
Entrepreneurial Women Around the World: Opportunities and
Challenges of Globalization will feature an international
panel of experts including:
- Xiaohong He China, chairperson and professor of international
business at Quinnipiac University, will represent China.
- Cheryl Murray, vice president, international and economic
development, MetroHartford Regional Economic Alliance, will
represent the United States.
- Maya Reddi, professor of management and E-Business at Berkeley
College in New York, will represent India.
- Awo Quaison-Sackey, president and CEO of AQ Solutions of New
Haven, will represent Ghana.
- Lepeley will represent Chile.
The conference is presented in association with the U.S.
Department of Labor, Women's Bureau, Region I and the
MetroHartford Regional Economic Alliance.
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