Entrepreneurial Leadership Program Spring Series Continues on March 28

March 23, 2012

The Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at Cheyney University Spring ELP series offers information from the experts on how to develop a successful business. The year-long lecture series designed to encourage students to become entrepreneurs. 

On March 28 a program will be presented by Cheryl Dorsey, Vice President of Echoing Green, and a pioneer in the social entrepreneurship world.  Her topic "Identifies Emerging Social Entrepreneurs, $30 million in start-up capital to 500 Social Entrepreneurs Worldwide since 1937." The program begins at 6:00 PM in the Marcus Foster Student Union. Admission is free and open to the public.

Echoing Green, a  global social venture fun,  has awarded over $30 million in start-up capital to over 500 next generation social entrepreneurs worldwide since 1987. Dorsey received an Echoing Green Fellowship in 1992 to help launch The Family Van, a community-based mobile health unit in Boston.

Dorsey has served in two presidential administrations as a White House Fellow and Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor (1997-98); Special Assistant to the Director of the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Labor Department (1998-99); Transition Team Member of the Innovation and Civil Society subgroup of the Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform Policy Working Group (2008-09); and Vice Chair for the President's Commission on White House Fellowships (2009-present). Dorsey serves on several boards including the Harvard Board of Overseers, the SEED Foundation, and Northeast Bank. In 2009, Dorsey was named one of "America's Best Leaders" by US News & World Report and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. For 2010 and 2011, she was named as one of The Nonprofit Times' "Power and Influence Top 50."

On April 17, the presenter is the noted author of “Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur” and “Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored,” Clifton L. Taulbert. Mr. Taulbert has received numerous awards including the NAACP Image Award, and recognition from Time Magazine as one of America’s leading thought-leaders on the power of community.

Mr. Taulbert is the keynote speaker at the Entrepreneurial Leadership Fair that day.  The winner of the Cheyney University Social Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition will be announced at this event. The Entrepreneurial Leadership Fair runs from 2:30 to 4 pm. For more information, contact Reginald Whiteside at 610 399-610-399-2683 (Telephone)610-399-2345 (Fax)

ELC Entrepreneurial Leadership Fair and Business Plan Competition

Time: 2:30 PM until 4:00 PM
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Location: Marcus Foster Auditorium

 The Entrepreneurial Leadership Fair on Tuesday, April 17 offers a day full of information for entrepreneurs.  There will be 4 concurrent breakout sessions, resource tables, a networking lunch, and keynote address by Clifton L. Taulbert, author of "Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons From an Unlikely Entrepreneur." The program runs from 9 am to 4 pm.


Morning  Breakout sessions will be led by distinguished entrepreneurs including 
- Amira Shiraz, personal branding, self promotion and creating a path for success
- Kevin Lewis, building business systems and increasing the reach of your business
- Taydra Mitchell Jackson, business marketing, local and commercial
- Nejeru Nthigah, leadership, effective communication and motivation
The afternoon concludes with the Social Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition Awards.
Advance registration is required. contact


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