Susan Coleman, professor of finance in the Barney School of Business, will talk about the increasingly important role of women in the economy on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. in Mali 1 auditorium (Dana 201).
Coleman will focus her remarks on entrepreneurship and the
growing number of women-owned businesses, as discussed in her new
book, A Rising Tide: Financing Strategies for Women-Owned
Firms (co-authored by Alicia M. Robb, Stanford University
Press, 2012). This book details the financial strategies used by
successful women entrepreneurs in a broad range of
Fox CT’s Rachel Lutzker '99 will moderate the discussion, which will include questions from the audience. The event, sponsored by Women's Education and Leadership Fund (WELFund), is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
Copies of Coleman's book will be available for purchase and signing.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 7.8 million women-owned firms in the United States in 2007, generating $1.2 trillion in revenues and providing employment for 7.6 million people.
Coleman is known for her extensive research in such areas as small business finance and entrepreneurial finance, with a focus on access to capital for women-owned and minority-owned businesses. She is co-founder of the University's Center for Personal Financial Responsibility, which promotes financial literacy among students. Coleman has been quoted in a variety of newspapers, from the Hartford Courant to the Washington Post, and has also shared her expertise in local television news stories.
For further information, contact Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org.