NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) is hosting the 2nd annual Women Entrepreneurs Festival January 17th and 18th, 2012. The goal of ITP's Women Entrepreneurs Festival is to celebrate the success of female entrepreneurs and to support the growth of new projects in technology. The festival brings together a community of women who are doing business in innovative ways.
Arianna Huffington will provide the keynote address on January 17th at NYU's Stern School of Business.
About Arianna: "As resident and editor-in-chief of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books, Arianna embodies the type of bold change maker that the Women Entrepreneurs Festival celebrates."
According to several studies, one key differentiator between men and women entrepreneurs is that women need more encouragement to start their own projects. The aim of ITP's festival is to create a network of women that support the growth of new businesses. This year's WE Festival's theme is "Making It." Speakers, panelists, moderators and participants range in age from their mid-twenties to mid-sixties and come from extremely diverse backgrounds.
About ITP AND THE Tisch School of the Arts
The event is hosted by ITP, a two-year graduate program located in the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. ITP's mission is to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies - how they might augment, improve, and bring delight and art into people's lives. Perhaps the best way to describe us is as a Center for the Recently Possible. Founded in 1979, it was the first graduate program in technology located in a School of the Arts.
For more than 40 years, Tisch School of the Arts has drawn on the vast resources of New York City and New York University to create an extraordinary training ground for the individual artist and scholar of the arts. Students learn their craft in a spirited, risk-taking environment that combines the professional training of a conservatory with the liberal arts education of a major research university.
As one of the nation's leading centers of undergraduate and graduate study in the performing and cinematic arts, Tisch offers programs of study that incorporate state-of-the-art facilities; a collaboratively oriented community of award-winning faculty members; internship opportunities with established professionals; and the incomparable artistic and cultural resources of New York City. Learn more at www.tisch.nyu.edu.