Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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Montclair State, University Hall 7th fl conf ctr 
Montclair State University
University Hall 7th floor conference center
1 Normal Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07043

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Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University 



Social Entrepreneurs Changing the World 

This compelling Women Entrepreneurship Week event will feature a keynote address by Alfa Demmellash, and then a panel of social entrepreneurs: 

Alfa Demmellash grew up in Ethiopia on less than a dollar a day, before immigrating to the U.S. and landing at Harvard. She co-founded Rising Tide Capital to empower under-served urban entrepreneurs in northern New Jersey to start and grow successful businesses.

When Denisse Rojas Marquez grew up as an undocumented immigrant, she and her family had limited health care options. This inspired Denisse not only to become a doctor--she became the first undocumented student to attend the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai--but also to create Pre-Health Dreamers, a national nonprofit that helps undocumented students pursue careers in health care. 

Susan MacLaury, winner of an Emmy and nominated for an Academy Award, uses her film-making talent to produce inspiring films and compelling content about at-risk children. Her nonprofit media company, Shine Global, has taken action on child labor, child abuse, and child soldiering, shared moving stories about the effects of war, and highlighted the power of music, dance, and sports to overcome intolerance. 

Laurel Dumont started her career as a fifth-grade teacher in Newark public schools. After obtaining her law degree, she devoted her skills and education to improving the community needs of Newark and beyond, currently through her work at Leadership for Educational Equity.

The moderator is Linda Lacina, managing editor of Entrepreneur Media.

Event is free and open to the public. Men are welcome, and encouraged to attend. 

6:00-6:45 p.m. Networking with pizza  
6:45-7:00 p.m. Welcome remarks, 30-second pitches from audience members  
7:00-8:30 p.m. Panel discussion 

Join the conversation on social media with #WEW2017

Directions and parking info:  
Park in the Red Hawk Deck on campus, exit the deck on Level 5 and proceed straight up the walkway (soccer field will be on your left). At the new Feliciano School of Business building, go up the outdoor staircase. University Hall will be straight ahead once you reach the top of the steps. Once inside University Hall, head to the elevator bank at the end of the first-floor hallway, and take elevator to 7th floor. Campus map with directions. (Please note the map in that link is old--the tennis courts shown on the map is where the Feliciano School of Business building now stands.)  

This event is free and open to the public because of the generous support of our WEW sponsors. We especially recognize Diamond Sponsor Wells Fargo.