Saint Mary’s College (www3.saintmarys.edu/) in South Bend, Indiana, U.S.A., is offering a new program that will help more than just college students. The Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) is a federal grant-funded project designed to link women business owners to student’s expertise with the intent of helping businesswomen thrive in the South Bend area, including exporting.
In October of 2009, the college received a $245,000 federal grant to help support women’s entrepreneurship in the South Bend area. The college created the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, in which business students will work with area businesses throughout the school year.
Photo credit and notation: Saint Mary’s alumna Kathleen Mills ’10, left, consults with Sonia Stancombe, owner of Nicholas J Salon and Spa in South Bend. Kathleen recently made a breakthrough for the business when she figured out how to get the business’s sales program to communicate with the accounting software, saving the owner several hours of work a week.
Posted by: Laurel Delaney