Panel: Designing for Diversity: Why It Matters and What to Do About It

Nationally, according to an April 2017 Kauffman Foundation report, “…if minorities started and owned businesses at the same rate non-minorities do, the United States would have more than 1 million additional employer businesses and approximately 9.5 million more jobs in the economy.” Aside from the economic development opportunities, there are myriad societal implications and personal growth opportunities, especially for students, associated with engaging in entrepreneurship and cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset.

This panel explores strategies for increasing participation of historically excluded groups in entrepreneurship. In addition to sharing strategies, insights from current programs and past experiences, panelists will offer guidance and best practices including on how to partner with expert resources across campuses as well as with external community-based organizations. And attendees of this session will receive a resource guide for further reading and exploration.

Presenters

Ji Mi Choi, Arizona State University
Rebecca Corbin, National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE)
Nicole Taylor, Arizona State University

Track: Building Innovation

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