Alumni entrepreneurs

HER Summit Brought Women Innovators and Entrepreneurs Together

By Caitlynn Bohanon, Biology/Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies '22 on November 11, 2018 in Alumni entrepreneurs, Community, Faculty entrepreneurs, Student entrepreneurs, Workshops

  HER Summit may be over, but the insight it brought forward will continue on far after the conclusion of the event last Saturday. The day was filled with inspiration. Keynotes were given by Andrea Simon, donor and corporate anthropologist, and by Atima Lui (BSBA ’12), founder and CEO ...

Atima Lui

Atima Lui: HER Story After WashU

By Caitlynn Bohanon, Biology/Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies '22 on October 17, 2018 in Alumni entrepreneurs, Guest Speaker

Growing up in Topeka, Kansas, Atima Lui (BSBA ’12) felt that her dark skin tone never quite fit in with the standard of beauty in her community. She is now changing the way women of color see beauty and fashion. Taking her passion for black activism and female empowerment, Lui founded New York Ci...

Andrew and Andrea Simon

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs Through The Simon Initiative

By Caitlynn Bohanon, Biology/Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies '22 on October 4, 2018 in Alumni entrepreneurs, Guest Speaker

In early 2018, The Simon Initiative was launched through a generous donation by alumnus Andrew Simon (LA63) and his wife Andrea. The initiative aims to bring women in entrepreneurship to the forefront of conversations in today’s startup world. Some of the goals include: To help women start and gr...