#MentorTalks: Building Your Business with Kathryn Rose & Fran Pastore

When: Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

How to Watch: Watch Live on the International Exchange Alumni Facebook page


Got 15 minutes? You’ve got a mentor! Join us for our next #MentorTalks, a Facebook Live series that puts exchange program alumni in touch with extraordinary mentors on a wide variety of topics. On Tuesday, September 10 at 11:00 am EDT, join Kathryn Rose, Founder and CEO of wiseHer, and Fran Pastore, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Council, to hear their inspirational perspectives on how to build your business. Kathryn and Fran will offer advice on how to meet business development challenges and answer your questions live. Come ready to ask questions and be inspired! Kathryn and Fran provide excellent examples of how women can plan business strategy and balance competing priorities for sustainable business success. Use #MentorTalks when asking your question, and we’ll see you online!


Kathryn Rose
Founder and CEO, wiseHer

Kathryn Rose is the founding CEO of wiseHer, an award-winning global knowledge marketplace that helps women business owners and professionals overcome unique challenges. She is a former Wall Street sales leader and an author of nine books. Kathryn is a highly sought after speaker at leading global industry events, a member of the Executive Council of Advancing Women in Technology, and a sales coach for MBA candidates at Harvard Business School.  Kathryn is regarded for her grit, tenacity, creative problem solving, glass-half-filled approach and her ability to laugh, always. A tireless champion for women, Kathryn has received accolades for her vision, commitment, and leadership including the CompTIA Advancing Women in Technology Mentor of the Year Spotlight award and more.

Fran Pastore
Founder and CEO, Women’s Business Development Council

Fran Pastore is the Founder and CEO of the Women's Business Development Council (WBDC), Connecticut’s leading organization championing the independence of women through entrepreneurship. Globally, Ms. Pastore’s influence has been exemplified through her direct work with women entrepreneurs. In conjunction with the U.S. Department of State and the University of Connecticut’s Office of Global Affairs, Ms. Pastore taught women business owners in Costa Rica. Ms. Pastore continued to share her expertise with women through partnerships with The Center for Creative Leadership in Ethiopia and The Akilah Institute for Women in Rwanda. For over two decades, Ms. Pastore has been instrumental in the passage of legislation benefiting women entrepreneurs. Ms. Pastore has provided numerous testimonies before the U.S. Congress, addressing the state of women’s entrepreneurship.

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