Columbia University

Technology Ventures

Women Entrepreneurs Leadership Forum

April 26, 2018
James Room - Barnard Hall
Barnard College
3009 Broadway, New York, NY
Overview: This half day event is designed to facilitate dialogue between aspiring and current student entrepreneurs at Barnard, Columbia College, Columbia Business School, and successful women alumnae entrepreneurs—founders, investors, and thought leaders. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to build professional networks as you hone your entrepreneurial skills, and engage in personal leadership development.
Event Schedule:
9:00 - 9:15am : Welcome Remarks
9:15 - 10:00am: Keynote Address — You Don’t Make Mistakes, Mistakes Make You
  • Avani Patel - TrendSeeder, Ember, & Harvard Business School Startup Studio
10:10 - 11:10am: Choice between Panel Discussions:
Looking Ahead - Women Entrepreneurs in STEM
  • Pooja Badlani (BC'01), Rank & Style
  • Amal Abid (BC '17), Think.It
  • Christina Hatwatmeh (CBS '14), Scopio
  • Sonali Nigam (Mailman '13), Mittens
Moderator: Andrea Nye (CBS '08), East River BioSolutions
Disrupting the Landscape - Non-Traditional Career Paths and Business Models
  • Andrea Wong (CBS '19) (Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program)
  • Manal Kahi (SIPA '15), Eat Offbeat
  • Susannah Vila (CBS '15), Flip
  • Jennifer Wright (CBS '09), Greenbox
11:15 - 12:00pm: Ignite Style Talks
  • Laura Kornhauser (CBS '17), Stratyfy
  • Krista Suh (BC ’09) Creator, the Pussyhat and Evil Eye Gloves and author, DIY Rules for a WTF World
  • Nell Derick Debevoise (CBS '11), Inspiring Capital
12:00 - 12:15pm: Closing Remarks
12:15 - 12:30pm: Lunch
*Please note, Krista Suh will be on hand during lunch to sign copies of her new book, DIY Rules for a WTF World.