Lakewood, N.J. (Oct. 13, 2015)—From a former television host turned business owner to the co-founder of one of the Jersey Shore’s most popular coffee houses, the speakers slated for Georgian Court University’s upcoming Successful Women Entrepreneurs “Leaping into Leadership” event know exactly what it takes to succeed.
As part of Women Entrepreneurship Week, the GCU School of Business and Office of Career Services will host three female entrepreneurs Thursday, Oct. 22 from 4:30-6 p.m. at GCU’s McAuley Heritage Center. The speakers include business veterans Marlene Waldock, owner of 1st Impression Communications; Holly Migliacio, co-founder/owner of Rook Coffee; and Theodora Sergiou, owner of Nicholas Pools.
The women will discuss what led them to form their businesses and the steps they took on their individual paths to success.
“To really understand a profession, students should talk to as many people in that profession as possible,” said Janice Warner, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business. “Being an entrepreneur can be daunting, but getting advice from those who have succeeded can make the path clearer.”
Students and others attending the discussion will learn more about the panelists’ personal struggles and what led them to do well in their chosen careers. Students can also ask questions and seek advice on how to succeed in their own business pursuits and endeavors.
“When one looks at a successful person it is easy to forget the long, rugged road they had to take to get there,” said Theodora Sergiou, who is also a Georgian Court graduate and a lecturer in the GCU School of Business. “Every successful entrepreneur began by believing they could make a better future for themselves and did not stop until it became a reality.”
Admission is free and registration is required. To reserve seating, register here.
Story contributed by Alexandria Graziosi ’16, a senior at Georgian Court University who is majoring in English.
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and an historic, special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court expands possibility for more than 2,300 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 30+ undergraduate majors and 10 graduate programs. The main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also serves students at New Jersey Coastal Communiversity in Wall and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.