The events are part of the Purdue Foundry program WomenIN and will be held in Indianapolis and Lafayette, Indiana.
The goal of the WomenIN program is to increase the total representation of women in technology and entrepreneurship and establish a network for supporting one another. It provides resources normally reserved for clients of the Purdue Foundry, an entrepreneurial hub at Purdue University's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, to all women across Indiana. These resources include online ideation workshops, entrepreneur-in-residence assistance and open invitations to quarterly networking events and educational opportunities.
The Greater Lafayette WomenIN Hub Launch Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 12, at Carnahan Hall, 800 Main St., Lafayette. The Indianapolis WomenIN Hub Launch Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 14, at The Willows on Westfield, 6729 Westfield Blvd., Indianapolis. Seating is limited, and attendees are required to RSVP at http://bit.ly/1NTQwQD.
The events will feature guest speakers who will share their stories about becoming entrepreneurs. The Greater Lafayette launch luncheon will feature Dr. Sarah Hallberg of Key to Life, a personal health company. The Indianapolis launch luncheon will feature Tiffany Sauder of Element Three, a strategic brand and marketing agency. The events include dedicated networking time and informational sessions about entrepreneurial resources.
"Our goal is to increase the participation of women in Indiana's entrepreneurial community," said Juliana Casavan, entrepreneurial programs manager at Purdue Foundry. "Purdue University and the Purdue Foundry are at the forefront of this movement, and we have the ability to activate a change in women's involvement in entrepreneurship."