Starting Your Own Professional Services Firm - UCWBG Members' Reception
Hors d'oeuvres, sweets, a glass of wine, good conversation. This after work-hours reception is a wonderful opportunity to catch up with friends, to practice your relationship-building skills and to just relax.
Popular speaker, Helena Stelnicki, Principal of Stelnicki Partners LLC, is back at Booth to share her struggles and lessons learned in building her professional services practice. In 2003, she left Motorola to found her own consultancy with 15 employees and clients globally. Come hear her fascinating story of how she managed start-up costs during her "mac and cheese" years and her advice for women looking to design their own career path through entrepreneurship.
The Winter 2013/2014 issue of Booth's Capital Ideas publication reveals some interesting findings about female entrepreneurship from Booth PhD Jennifer Merluzzi and Professor Roland S. Burt. In their research, consisting primarily of Booth female MBAs, one in four women became an entrepreneur at some point in her career and almost all female entrepreneurs started some sort of service business, such as investment advisory, management consulting, health and legal services. Read more about female MBA paths to entrepreneurship.
The Chicago Booth Entrepreneurial Roundtable - Downtown is co-sponsoring this event. To help us network, we will be using Choopia, a smartphone networking app developed by the Roundtable. Enter your information in Choopia to see who's coming: http://www.Choopia.com + keyword="UCWBG".
So join us for this lively evening! Be sure to bring your business cards! There will be plenty of time for networking.
Price includes one drink ticket.