The Women in Entrepreneurship initiative was launched in Fall 2018 in an effort to attract, engage, support, and retain women in meaningful educational opportunities in the Illinois Entrepreneurship Ecosystem. Originally started as a program to reach University of Illinois under graduate and graduate students, it has now expanded to engage more students and professional women in our entrepreneurship and social innovation ecosystem.

University of Illinois Extension Community and Economic Development educators would like to invite you to register for this U of I Gies College of Business program.

Women in Entrepreneurship Lunch & Learn Seminar with Esther Ngumbi

April 23 | 12-1 pm | Register

Guest speaker Esther Ngumbi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Entomology & African American Studies, will present “Daring in Entrepreneurship with Little Resources: Lessons from Building a Sustainable Community Rooted in Agriculture 8,000 Miles Away.” Don’t miss this virtual session with inspiration from this accomplished researcher, educator, mentor, author, social entrepreneur, and champion for change around the issues of hunger, gender, education, youth activism, agriculture, sustainability, and public service. Open to ALL. Share more info with your network:


The Women in Entrepreneurship Series is provided by University of Illinois Gies College of Business. For more information contact:

Valeri Werpetinski
Associate Director for Entrepreneurial Education
Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership
2019L Business Instructional Facility, 515 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
217.333.7158  |