More people over 50 start businesses than any other age group. And those businesses are 2-3 times more likely to succeed. Even so, there are very few programs and support geared to meeting the specific needs of Encore Entrepreneurs. In this program, we’ll learn about several initiatives that focus on women, people of color, non-traditional learners, and cross-generational founders. Our panelists bring economic development, educational, and online community perspectives to this challenge. Discover how you can leverage their experience to encourage more people over 50 to use their skills, experience, and connections to create economic value in their communities. (Members: Free. Non-members: $15.)
Nicole Liatos, Workforce & Community Development Perspective: Senior Director of the Women’s Business Centers of Ohio, director of Encore Cleveland’s program for women over the age of 50 with a focus on women of color, and co-founder of her own business.
Mary Cronin, Educational & Mutual Aid Perspective: Research professor, Carroll School of Business at Boston College, social entrepreneur, faculty coordinator of the Entrepreneurship Certificate for non-traditional students at Boston College, author of Starting Up Smarter: Why Founders Over 50 Build Better Companies, and co-founder of Founders Over 55.
Wendy Mayhew, Online Program & Intergenerational Perspective: Owner of Business Launch Solutions, host of CrossGen Founders Podcast, promoting intergenerational business partnerships, and author of WISER: The Definitive Guide to Starting a Business After the Age of 50.