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Simmons College to Host International Women Fulbright Scholars for Leadership and Strategy Training

More than 35 international womenĀ Fulbright Scholars will descend on the campus of Simmons College, beginning March 7, for a three-day strategy and leadership caucus, as part of the distinguished 2012 Fulbright Leadership and Re-entry Seminar for Women from the Western Hemisphere.

The scholars, who are mostly from Central and South America, have been in the United States for up to two years, researching subjects ranging from ocean engineering, to accounting and finance, to agriculture. At Simmons, the women will develop specific action plans as they prepare to re-adjust to their home countries and cultures, to help them fully realize the depth of their scholarly experiences in the United States and map their next steps as scholarly leaders.

Simmons Professor Teresa Nelson, Ph.D. to Participate in White House Summit on Women's Entrepreneurship

Professor Teresa Nelson of Simmons College, Elizabeth J. McCandless Chair in Entrepreneurship and director of the School's Entrepreneurship Program, will speak as part of a panel moderated by U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios, at the White House Summit on Women's Entrepreneurship Feb. 3.

Developed by the White House Office for Women and Girls, under the leadership of Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the President, the panel will address "Getting Capital to Start Your Business." The day brings together representatives from government, the for-profit, and the non-profit sector in a discussion of methods and strategies to increase women's participation in entrepreneurship. Other speakers include Dina Powell of Goldman Sachs; U.S. Small Business Administration head Karen Mills; Donna James of the National Women's Business Council; Susan Sobbot, CEO American Express Open; Lisa Caputo of CitiGroup; Claire Kramer of Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Penny Abeywardena of the Clinton Global Initiative; and Debra Spar, president of Barnard College.