Felicitas Kohler is Austrians best entrepreneur of the year. She is the head of the enterprise „Planlicht” and runs her family business with more than 160 collaborators.
Of course to be able remaining the competition with other countries in the world, but also to add value and realize things you really, really really like to do! See our video about entrepreneurship education
In this blog we show you around
1. The new materials of the 100Mirrors project about Your Own Business in the Manual Focus on Your Future
2. Tip you some models and discussions on entrepreneurship education, training and policy-making
3. An European Entrepreneurship Competence framework.
Marina Hatsopoulos is a successful entrepreneur, director and angel investor. She is Chairperson of the Board and investor in Levitronix Technologies. She is a Director of Cynosure Inc., a $300 million leader in the laser aesthetics market. She is on the Advisory Board of the Nantucket Conference, the EGG acceleration program in Greece, and MIT Enterprise Forum Greece.
Marina Hatsopoulos was the Founding CEO and primary investor in Z Corporation from 1994 through its successful sale in 2005. Z Corporation was a market leader in 3D Printing, a technology used to produce physical prototypes from design data at very low cost and high speed. She also served as Director of the GSI Group, a $300 million supplier of laser-based products, and Contex Holding, a $100 million leading manufacturer of large-format scanners. She was an investor and Director of Tea Forte, a luxury brand of teas and accessories, which was sold to Sara Lee in late 2011. She was also an investor and Director of Dear Kate, and is currently an investor in Codebender, based in Greece. She holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Johanna Mukoki is an accountant and B.Comm graduate from Rhodes University. She is the co-founder of Travel with Flair, a company she started 18 years ago with her two partners. She started with only 3 employees and one office in Pretoria. Currently her company employs 800 staff country wide and they have offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.
She is the first person from the African continent to sit on the Global Tourism Board (ACTE) – Association of Corporate Travel Executives where she represented the Middle East and Africa. ACTE has members in over 86 countries and the membership includes senior executives involved in the purchase and supply of travel with 200 billion Euros business travel spent from Fortune 500 companies.
Johanna has been blessed with many business accolades which include “Most Influential Woman in Business and Government in Tourism” and the Ernst & Young Emerging World Entrepreneur of the Year. Recently she has been awarded with a certificate for Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business – July 2014. She has also been awarded with an Exceptional Commitment Award from the ASATA Diners Club Awards.
She is also a board member of the Salvation Army and assists them with fundraising for their children shelters.
Scientists are not quite accustomed to entrepreneurship. A career normally will be find in jobs at universities or in R&D departments in private companies or NGO’s. Although, there are examples of women managing their own science based business.
Researchers In Science for Equality (RISE, the network of female beta scientists in Leiden the Netherlands) and TheNextWomen (a network of successful female entrepreneurs) organised together a workshop about entrepreneurship based on science. 30 women, most students, were present of the Bio Science Park and the Technical Universities Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam.
Sheryl Sandberg es una alta ejecutiva de tecnología, activista y autora. Es la responsable de operaciones de Facebook. En junio de 2012 se convirtió en la primera mujer en pertenecer a la junta de Facebook. Antes de unirse a Facebook Sandberg fue vicepresidenta de ventas globales en línea y operaciones de Google y participó en el lanzamiento de la rama filantrópica de Google, Google.org. Antes de Google, Sandberg desempeñó el cargo de jefe de personal del secretario del Tesoro de Estados Unidos, Lawrence Summers.