The first in an ongoing series of Women in Business Brown Bag Networking Lunches, sponsored by the Department of Business and Entrepreneurship at Davis & Elkins College, is scheduled for this Friday.
Each session will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Conference Room B in the Robert C. Byrd Center on the College campus. They are set for Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 22, April 26 and May 24. Programs will not be presented during the summer, but will resume next September.
As part of the College's Women in Business program, the lunches will be open to all entrepreneurial women and focus on specific topics and networking opportunities.
"The Women in Business Brown Bag Lunch is a great way for female entrepreneurs to exchange ideas, network and hear about topics of interest," said Dr. Carol Carter, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Davis & Elkins College. "We would like to invite all the women in our area who have ever wanted to start a business, and those who already have a business, to join us and become part of our group."
Among issues anticipated for discussion will be finances, marketing, loans, social media and work/life balance. The initial session will allow participants to present ideas for future topics, and make suggestions for speakers for the coming year.
The cost will be $10, which will include the program, a beverage, and dessert. Participants will need to bring their own lunches. More information is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 304-637-1975.