Online Program
Feb 23, 2022 12:30 PM
Rotary Club of Seattle Business Mentors Showcase
Online Program

Impact on Student Learning and Businesses Owned by People of Color

Rotary Mentors guide student teams during their consulting process and provide professional expertise and industry-specific knowledge while coaching and mentoring small business owners to help them implement the work of student teams. This session will showcase the impact this program has on students learning new skills and career advancement. It will include a speaker panel discussion with an alum of the UW Foster School, a small business owner, and a Rotary Business Mentor.

The Consulting & Business Development Center links students, faculty, and staff from the Foster School of Business with a racially and ethnically diverse business and nonprofit community to expand students' knowledge and skills, help small businesses grow, create and retain jobs, open educational opportunities for underrepresented minority students, and stimulate innovative economic development research. The Rotary Business Mentors committee, under the co-chairmanship of Bill Marshall and Terry VanNostrand, provides Seattle 4 members with an opportunity to coach UW Foster School of Business students as they help businesses in underserved communities to plan for and execute growth strategies.

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