Women as Entrepreneurs

Dates: June 28th to August 9th

Synchronous Course Meetings:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00am to 10:30am EST

Instructor: Lesley Skenderian

Grade Level: All

Course Description:

In the United States, there are over 12 million women-owned businesses that generate almost $2 trillion per year. Last year, 64% of new women-owned businesses were started by women of color, with Latina women-owned businesses growing by more than 87%. This course exposes students to the exciting world of business ownership. Key elements of the entrepreneurship experience will be explored: business structures, financial statement analysis, marketing and advertising, types of funding, social entrepreneurship and stock market basics.  Ultimately, students will create a detailed business plan for their own, proposed business and then “pitch” their ideas to our class. 

Essential Questions Include:

  • What are the underlying business practices that are necessary for all businesses?
  • How do entrepreneurs implement accounting practices to maximize profits?
  • What are the key elements of a business plan to attract funding?