International Women Entrepreneurs: Panel Discussion & Networking

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Students, faculty, and staff are invited to listen to a panel discussion led by Twin Cities business and policy leaders for a delegation of international women entrepreneurs from the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Following the discussion, you will have a chance to socialize and network with the delegation, which represents 50 countries.

When: This Thursday, October 19, at 3:00 PM
Where: East Commons, Christensen Center

Launched in 1940, the IVLP seeks to strengthen U.S. engagement abroad by cultivating relationships with emerging leaders in partner countries’ civil, business, and public policy sectors. Learn more about the IVLP here:

This IVLP delegation is visiting Minnesota to discuss the social, economic, and political factors that influence and encourage women as entrepreneurs; to examine leadership development, job creation, and access to capital; and to tour Minnesota companies, incubators, and educational institutions.

This event is co-sponsored by Augsburg’s Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) and Global Minnesota. For questions, contact Pat Mulvihill at

Event Detail:
Augsburg attendees free to come and go throughout.
• 3:00 – 4:00, Panel discussion
• 4:00 – 5:00, Breakout sessions for delegation
(Augsburg attendees may observe breakouts or learn more about the IVLP from a Global Minnesota staff member)
• 5:00 – 5:30, Networking with women in delegation

Ms. Jeannie Fox, Professor of Practice & Director of Nonprofit Managemennt, Hamline University (moderator of panel)
Ms. Cecile Bedor, Executive Vice President, Greater MSP
Representative Marion O’Neill, Assistant Majority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives
Ms. Silvia Ontenada, Women Leadership Diplomacy
Ms. Mónica Romero, Business Liaison Manager, Women Venture
Ms. Kathy Tunheim, CEO and Principal, Tunheim