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Wednesday, November 17 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
From Penn State to President - Alumni Diversity Entrepreneurship

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Smeal ACS Webinar featuring Karla Trotman '98 B LOG and Antonio Nieves ’03 ACCT!

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Studies have reported that diverse men and women are leaving the workforce to start their own businesses.
  • "38% of [B]lack millennials are considering leaving their jobs to start their own company"
  • "50% of multicultural women are thinking about leaving their jobs in the next 2 years"
  • "Women of color have been starting businesses at 4.5 times the rate of the overall population"
  • "LatinX owned businesses are growing at a rate of 2-to-4 times the rate of the overall population since 2015"

Over the past year, Smeal alumni Karla Trotman, the President & CEO of Electro Soft, Incorporated, and Antonio Nieves, the CEO of Interior Define, Inc., have been interviewing diverse Smeal graduates who left Corporate America and took the entrepreneurial plunge. The Smeal Alumni Diversity Entrepreneurship Talks are a collection of those discussions, discovering their journeys from Penn State to President of their own businesses. Karla and Antonio will discuss the series, what they have learned from the entrepreneurs, issues impacting minority businesses, and share best practices for individuals thinking of starting their own businesses.

You can secure your spot by registering here:  https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__XVQvssvRbymjiWabAa1mg

 This event is presented by Smeal College of Business and Smeal Alumni Career Services

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Karla Trotman '98 B LOG

President & CEO, Electro Soft, Incorporated
Karla Trotman '98 B LOG is the President & CEO of Electro Soft, Incorporated, an electronics engineering and manufacturing firm which was started by her father over 32 years ago. Her background in supply chain logistics, purchasing, global scheduling, and e-commerce, led her to... Read More →
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Antonio Nieves ’03 ACCT

CEO, Interior Define, Inc
Antonio Nieves ’03 ACCT is currently the CEO of Interior Define, Inc., one of the major-player brands in the fast-furniture game. After graduating from Smeal with an accounting degree, Antonio entered the finance world working for many years at companies like J&J, Gilead Sciences... Read More →

Wednesday November 17, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST