Having the opportunity to be part of the participants to a talk Prof. Whitney Keyes on Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship organized by SWEPA and The US Government. Even though it was a last minute decision for me to come but it’s worth my day off.
The room was full with wonderful participants mostly entrepreneurs from the owner of a hotel, café boss, Special Event Manager, employers from different line of businesses and others just fresh students. The main reasons me to be there and I am sure others too is to learn new things be it in entrepreneurs or just exploring new ideas.
For only one day, Whitney had made us the whole concept of entrepreneurship. Her module includes the challenges and how to create opportunities, planning, resources, how to plan and make it into action. She also included social entrepreneurship in her module which has become the favorites amongst participants. She able to make her module short yet informative. What interesting is that this one day talks are very interactive and packed with group activities. The only problems she encountered during her talks was her laptop which I guess need a pc tune up, other than that it was a wonderful experience.
Not only we went back home feeling excited to get our goal achieved, we had the opportunity to network within the participants. It was a wonderful experience for me as I always had problems to put my plan into action now I just can’t wait to start.
Picture of me with Prof. Whitney Keyes
Here is brief about Prof. Whitney Keyes.
WHITNEY KEYES is an international speaker, marketing expert and professor of strategic communications. For over 20 years, she has helped organizations and individuals to be more successful. She has also worked for the U.S. Department of State to empower women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Kenya and Namibia. She’s the author of the book, Propel: Five ways to amp up your marketing and accelerate business. She manages a consulting practice, delivers keynotes and facilitates workshops for national organizations including Small Business Administration. Whitney writes for business publications and produces content for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s Biz Bite Blog. She also co-produced and hosted over 50 episodes of WhitneyandWyatt.com, a weekly online talk show for women. Whitney lives in Seattle, Washington, and can be reached through her website at WhitneyKeyes.com.