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  October 21, 2002

Conference to Focus on Entrepreneurial Women
By Oksana Anderson

The Institute of Public Service International at the Greater Hartford campus will host a conference focusing on women involved in development and entrepreneurship.

The conference will take place on Friday, Oct. 25 from 9:30 a.m. until noon, in the auditorium of the library building at 1800 Asylum Ave.

"Globalization affects people around the world differently. Increasing evidence shows that the countries that benefit most from globalization have quality education, effective market systems, and expanding women's participation in economic activity," says Maria-Teresa Lepeley, director of the Institute of Public Service International.

"The concerted efforts of entrepreneurial women in the United States and other countries become a crucial element to foster sustainable development around the world," she adds. "The goal of the conference is to advance this discussion today and move forward tomorrow."

Entrepreneurial Women Around the World: Opportunities and Challenges of Globalization will feature an international panel of experts, including:

  • Xiaohong He China, chairperson and professor of international business at Quinnipiac University, who will represent China;

  • Cheryl Murray, vice president, international and economic development, MetroHartford Regional Economic Alliance, who will represent the United States;

  • Maya Reddi, professor of management and E-Business at Berkeley College in New York, who will represent India;

  • Awo Quaison-Sackey, president and CEO of AQ Solutions of New Haven, who will represent Ghana;

  • Lepeley will represent Chile.

The conference is presented in association with the U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau, Region I, and the MetroHartford Regional Economic Alliance.

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