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New effort to increase women in business revs up

September 18, 2014 | By admin

Julie Gilbert NewraiLast fall, the University of Minnesota had 15 entrepreneurial management undergraduate female students, compared to 50 male students. To address this low ratio of women to men in the field, the University is putting a new effort to boost entrepreneurship, focusing on recruiting women.

The Carlson School of Management’s Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship hosted an event on Friday led by three local women entrepreneurs. This event is part of the school’s effort to urge women to consider entrepreneurship after college.

Leaders at the center say giving women more opportunities to network with top businesswomen in the area will help boost the number of female students.

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