Coffee and Confidence Event Helps Women Explore Self-Employment

July 17, 2015

Representatives from The University of Scranton's Women's Entrepreneurship Center and SBDC meet with financial advisor, Ellen Burkey, to plan for the upcoming “Coffee and Confidence,” a free information session on July 21, for women with lower incomes interested in learning about self-employment. From left are: Francene Pisano Dudziec of Moosic, special projects coordinator at the University’s SBDC, the University’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Center student interns Farishta Abdullahi ’17 of Scranton and Olivia Levine ’16 of Simpson; guest Ellen Burkey of Clarks Summit and Donna Simpson of Olyphant, consultant manager at the University’s SBDC.

The University of Scranton Women’s Entrepreneurship Center will host “Coffee and Confidence,” a free information session for women interested in exploring the idea of starting their own businesses, on Tuesday, July 21, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the fifth floor of Brennan Hall. Participants will meet with guest mentor Ellen Burkey, financial advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Clarks Summit.

Designed for women with lower incomes, those in transition or those trying to make a better life for themselves and their families, the session will offer women support and guidance in determining if self-employment is an option for them.

Admission is free and attendees will receive a small gift. Reservations are requested, but not required.

For more information or to register, contact Francene Dudziec, special projects coordinator at the University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), at 570-941-4168, francene.dudziec@scranton.edu or register online scrantonsbdc.com.


About The University of Scranton Women's Entrepreneurship Center The University of Scranton Women's Entrepreneurship Center (WEC) is a partnership between the Small Business Development Center and the Kania School of Management. WEC student interns provide free and confidential consulting to women in need of knowledge, resources, and support to start their own businesses.

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