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TU to hold ‘Women in Business and Entrepreneurship’ on Sept. 25

Thomas University’s Division of Business is teaming up with the TU Library to hold a Fall Business Series. The first installment, “Women in Business and Entrepreneurship” will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the TU Library on the Forbes Campus. The event is open to the public.

“The idea for this forum came from the Thomasville community, which seems to be a Mecca for women in business,” said Dr. Melinda Piller, Chair of the TU Division of Business. “Their entrepreneurial spirit can be seen everywhere. While speaking with one of the most active and involved community leaders, who happens to be a woman, it just seemed like the ideal first interactive business event. My hope is this event is the catalyst for more women in business activities on Thomas University’s campus.”

The event will include experts Dara Barwick, founder of Thomasville’s Women in Business networking community; Shelly Zorn, executive director of the Thomasville Payroll Development Authority; and Tom Harrison, Principal at Lanigan & Associates, is a certified public accountant and financial expert. Piller explained that these experts were selected as speakers because of their professional expertise and their previous work with women in business.

“The event is focused on current business trends, unique challenges, and professional insights into the world of entrepreneurship, business know-how, and the role women play in all aspects of building and sustaining companies,” Piller said. “Anyone, who is interested in their community’s growth and development should attend this series event.”

After the event in the TU Library ends, TU’s Enactus will host a “continue the conversation” reception in the Division of Business Office in Davis Annex next Smith-Bonvillian Hall.

“Hopefully, participants will gain new insights into women in business, including their challenges, unique experiences, and how men and women work together to achieve successful business outcomes,” Piller said. “This event also offers everyone a great opportunity to better understand real world issues and current business trends associated with our community.”

For more information, contact Piller at

Click here for event flyer.

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