Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Celebration Panel

Thursday November 15

Arbutus | Maryland | United States

ETC President, Deb Tillett and MICA’s Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Dr. Sheri Parks Partner to Celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day  In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 12 – 18, 2018, Ms. Tillett and Dr. Parks are collaborating to bring necessary attention to women entrepreneurs. On November 15, 2018, Parks and Tillett will moderate two separate panels about women and entrepreneurship.  Ms. Tillett will moderate a panel with women in computer gaming; among the panelists will be 2K Studio Head Kelley Gilmore and Jen MacLean the Executive Director of IDGA.  “Having started a few gaming companies myself and named one of the Top 100 Women in Computer Gaming, I know how important it is to shine a spotlight not only on women entrepreneurs, but to let the world know that women really do play a big role in computer gaming” said Deb Tillett.   Dr. Parks will moderate a panel of women and girls, from Boomers to the youngest Generation Z.  “Increasingly, tech is just a part of life, it will drive commerce, social relations and daily life in ways we are just beginning to imagine,” said Parks.  “It is imperative that women and girls fully participate in planning that future.” The event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 12-18, that highlights entrepreneurship worldwide and the global impact that women can have when they create, start and grow businesses.   The event is being held from 9:00 am – 12:00 PM at MICA’s Lazarus Center, 131 W. North Avenue.  It is free to the public and women of all ages are encouraged to attend.  About MICA:  www.mica.edu Acknowledged nationally as a premier leader in art and design education, the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. It is a leading contributor to the creative economy regionally and a top producer of nationally and internationally recognized professional artists and designers. MICA is redefining the role of the artists and designers as creative, solutions-oriented makers and thinkers who will drive social, cultural, and economic advancement for our future. MICA is located in Baltimore and is deeply connected to the community. About ETC: www.etcbaltimore.com The ETC, a venture of the Baltimore Development Corporation, is a 501(c) (3) technology and innovation center focused on growing early-stage companies. The ETC provides four programs for entrepreneurs: a tech-focused incubator, Incubate Baltimore, a seed accelerator program, Accelerate Baltimore, a coworking space open to innovative individuals and teams, Beehive Baltimore and now their newest pre-accelerator program, Pioneer Baltimore. The ETC promotes economic development, providing business, technical, and networking connections to help these companies grow. Since 1999, the ETC has provided assistance to over 350 companies, 85% of which are still in business, creating more than 2,500 jobs and raising more than $2.2 Billion in outside funding.