#MagicAndMayhem: On Being an Entrepreneur
Thanks to Tom Schmidt, Professor at NYU-PolyTech for inviting Sharon Rowe (our CEO & Founder), Linda Price (CEO, Ronin Enterprises) and Ann Buivid (CEO, The Lilypad Group) to speak and test a concept. The three women talked about the #MagicAndMayhem involved in creating and running enterprises from zero to millions. With over 75 years of experience between them, the room was captivated by the honest telling of their many successes and failures.
This speaking engagement is the first step to creating the #MagicAndMayhem platform where students, and the curious, can get “real” lessons from successful #womenentrepreneurs who are open and willing to talk about all of their ups and the downs. Everyone loves to hear from the founder of SPANX and Sheryl Sandberg but they aren’t the only women out there with original ideas, making a profit in business while adding value to the market. This is a shout out, to the news media, to widen its lens.
Here’s what a few of the students had to say –
(the comments are taken directly from their anonymous post-class responses)
“Loved today. I thought it was going to be annoying and it was going to be just rich people we don’t know talking to us. But, it was a no bullshit environment that really spoke to me.”
“I don’t know where to start, but that was one of the best classes I have had so far in my years at Poly. So inspiring and informative! Hearing from real, confident and successful women entrepreneurs was an invaluable experience.”
“The most effective discussion/part of the class today for me, was when they were sharing their lessons learnt through their start up experiences. Especially the part about believing in having plans and magic at the same time.”