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Women’s College to host internationally known business lecturer

Donna Fenn, an internationally known writer and lecturer on entrepreneurship, will discuss “Women in Entrepreneurship: the Changing Face of Business” at the University of Denver.

Fenn’s 2005 book, Alpha Dog, lays out eight strategies for becoming “leader of the pack.” The strategies include innovation, customer service, branding, employee engagement, alliances, use of technology, community connections and reinvention. Fenn also authored Upstarts! How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business.

According to Lynn Gangone, Women’s College dean, the event brings attention to the significant role women entrepreneurs play in driving both local and national economies.

“Women are starting businesses in record numbers across the nation, and Denver has the second largest percentage of women-owned start-ups in the country,” Gangone says. “As a result, we feel it is essential that the Women’s College provide both its students and women in the community with the educational resources, critical information and connections to become successful leaders and entrepreneurs.”

The Women’s College will sponsor the talk with the Center for the Advancement of Business Leadership and Entrepreneurship for Women and the Public Service Credit Union.

“An Evening with Donna Fenn” will take place from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at DU’s Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall. The event is free and open to the public, although a suggested donation of $25 is requested to support the Women’s College Scholarship Fund.  For more information, contact Ashley Beaudry at To RSVP, visit

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