Free Coffee and Confidence program explores entrepreneurship for women

For Abington Journal | October 9th, 2017 4:08 pm

SCRANTON — The University of Scranton Women’s Entrepreneurship Center will host Coffee and Confidence, a free information session for women interested in exploring the idea of starting their own businesses, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the fifth floor of Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave.

Participants will meet with guest presenter Holly Pilcavage, director of business development at Coal Creative, Wilkes-Barre. Pilcavage will talk about the concepts of mindset and perception and how they lead to success.

Pilcavage is the founder of Project Wednesday, an organization that fosters positive human development while addressing human resilience, overall well-being and the various factors that contribute to it. With a background in business development, higher education and life coaching, she focuses her energy on the impact people are making on one another and the ripple effect it causes throughout the world. She is currently on a mission to see all 50 states before the exciting the age of 30, which means she travels as much as possible, while taking the time to learn more about people and how we all fit together as individual puzzle pieces.

Designed for women with lower incomes, those in transition or those trying to make a better life for themselves and their families, the session will offer women support and guidance in determining if self-employment is an option for them.

Admission is free. For more information or to register, contact Francene Dudziec, special projects coordinator at the University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), at 570-941-4168 or francene.dudziec@scranton.edu or register online scrantonsbdc.com.

Representatives from The University of Scranton’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Center and SBDC meet with Holly Pilcavage of Coal Creative, to plan for the upcoming Coffee and Confidence, a free information session on Tuesday, Oct. 24, for women interested in learning about self-employment. From left, first row, Lisa Hall-Zielinski, of Forest City, director University’s SBDC, and guest presenter Holly Pilcavage, of Wilkes-Barre, director of business development at Coal Creative. Second row, Donna Simpson, of Olyphant, consultant manager at the university’s SBDC, The University’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Center student interns Sydney Garofolo, ’19, of Freehold, N.J. and Victoria McCormack, ‘19, of Smithtown, N.Y. and Francene Pisano Dudziec, of Moosic, special projects coordinator at the University’s SBDC.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_ABJ-Coffee.jpgRepresentatives from The University of Scranton’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Center and SBDC meet with Holly Pilcavage of Coal Creative, to plan for the upcoming Coffee and Confidence, a free information session on Tuesday, Oct. 24, for women interested in learning about self-employment. From left, first row, Lisa Hall-Zielinski, of Forest City, director University’s SBDC, and guest presenter Holly Pilcavage, of Wilkes-Barre, director of business development at Coal Creative. Second row, Donna Simpson, of Olyphant, consultant manager at the university’s SBDC, The University’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Center student interns Sydney Garofolo, ’19, of Freehold, N.J. and Victoria McCormack, ‘19, of Smithtown, N.Y. and Francene Pisano Dudziec, of Moosic, special projects coordinator at the University’s SBDC. Submitted photo

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Information provided by The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center.


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