Teaching Entrepreneurship Through Community


by Jeni Al Bahrani

Women-owned businesses strengthen our economy, create jobs, and bring unique perspectives to our communities. It’s time to recognize and invest in the women entrepreneurs who help us grow and thrive.

Creating a community of women entrepreneurs is essential for the growth and success of women-owned businesses.

When women come together to support and empower one another, they can overcome the unique challenges they face as entrepreneurs and achieve greater success in the business world.

One of the main benefits of a community of women entrepreneurs is the ability to share knowledge and resources. Women who are just starting out in the business world can learn from the experiences of those who have been successful. They can also gain access to resources and connections that would be difficult to find on their own.

This helps to level the playing field and gives women the same opportunities to succeed in the business world.

Another benefit of a community of women entrepreneurs is the ability to provide emotional support. Starting and growing a business can be a challenging and lonely experience. Having a community of like-minded women who understand the unique challenges of being a female entrepreneur can provide a sense of belonging and help alleviate feelings of isolation.

A community of women entrepreneurs can serve as a powerful force for change. By coming together, women entrepreneurs can advocate for policies and programs that support women-owned businesses and promote gender equality in the business world. They can also serve as role models and inspire other women to start their own businesses.

Creating a community of women entrepreneurs can take many forms, from mentorship programs and networking groups to online forums and social media groups. The key is to provide a space for women to come together, share their experiences, and support one another in their journey as entrepreneurs.

About Jeni

Jeni Al Bahrani is the inaugural Director of the Dr. Anthony ’65 & Geraldine ’66 Zembrodt Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Professor of Practice at Thomas More University. She provides strategic leadership in creating programs and experiences on campus and our community.


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