Women entrepreneurs inspire attendees at Women Who Empower event
Two inspiring women entrepreneurs sat down for a fireside chat about how they’re using their business acumen to change the world—and how they overcame obstacles along the way—in a celebration at Northeastern University’s Devon House on Monday night.
Part of the “Women Who Empower: Our World” series held in honor of Women’s History Month, the event inspired the nearly 100 attendees, which included students, faculty, staff and other members of the Northeastern London community. President Joseph E. Aoun was in attendance, as were the a capella group the Nor’Easters, who gave a special performance.
Moderated by Julietta Dexter, an entrepreneur herself who co-founded ScienceMagic Inc., the event featured a fireside chat with Whitney Bromberg Hawkings, founder and CEO of FLOWERBX, a flower delivery brand, and Siân Sutherland, who co-founded A Plastic Planet in 2017 with the single goal of ending our “addiction” to plastic.
“These are people with the willingness to really lean into their passions, to take risks, to not play it safe,” said Diane MacGillvray, senior vice president for university advancement at Northeastern.