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Jill Ker Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

Students working together

The Jill Ker Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (CIEC) builds on the programming of Smith’s Women and Financial Independence program, a successful initiative that was launched in 2001. The center is an intellectual hub where students receive the tools to think expansively and develop innovative solutions to pressing problems. The CIEC hosts and facilitates a slate of programs and activities focused on creative thinking, problem solving, interdisciplinary teamwork and development of business, personal finance and entrepreneurial skills.

Events

Featured Event
Mar
30

Financing Life

  • Neilson Library Browsing Room, noon–1 p.m.
  • It's never too soon or too late to start thinking about your financial future. Professor Randy Bartlett will introduce you to the essentials of personal finance and what you need to know to take charge of your money. Topic: Financial Aspects of Homeownership. Lunch provided.

Apr
6

Financing Life

  • Neilson Library Browsing Room, noon–1 p.m.
  • It's never too soon or too late to start thinking about your financial future. Professor Randy Bartlett will introduce you to the essentials of personal finance and what you need to know to take charge of your money. Topic: Financing Retirement. Lunch provided.

Apr
7

Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs

  • The annual Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs is designed to hone the skills that undergraduate women need to advance through the process from idea to venture creation. Through three rounds of competition, students demonstrate an understanding of a problem, why the problem requires a new venture to address, how their idea presents the best solution to the problem, and what resources, partnerships and activities it takes to successfully launch the venture.