Over 250 colleges and universities nationally and internationally participated in Women’s Entrepreneurship Week (WEW). As a part of our participation, on Tuesday, October 18th, 2022, the Business Management department hosted a panel of two women entrepreneurs to speak about and share their stories on how they started their companies and who they are today as entrepreneurs.  

Hosts of the 9th year of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a “collaborative and dynamic community, bringing together innovative thinking, roadmap design, mentorship and funding, to support current and future entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their ideas. They actively work to support for profit and non-profit entrepreneurs that seek to serve the highest good.” 

At our WEW forum, students met Amanda Munz of The Fashion Foundation and Beth Meixner of Moxxie Mentoring Foundation and Network. 

Amanda Munz is the owner of The Fashion Foundation, which is a not-for-profit business with a multi-level philanthropic approach to making money while making a difference. She said, “Take a stance and get involved because together we can make a difference one handbag at a time.” 

Beth Meixner is the founder of the Moxxie Mentoring Foundation and Network. It is a women’s business community organization unlike any other. It mentors young women ages 18-35 by pairing them with seasoned executives. 

Students were able to hear about their career journeys and what inspired them to start. They were also able to ask these successful businesswomen questions at the end of the forum.