Carmen has been with the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE), for the past eight years. She has a diverse array of professional experience that includes being an Educator, Community Resources Representative, Job Developer, Counselor for Teenagers, Spanish Interpreter and Manager. Carmen is also an entrepreneur having started a learning center in her home country, the Dominican Republic. Today she is the Director of New Enterprise and WBC, for CWE’s four locations in New England. Carmen holds degrees in Social Studies (BA) and Psychology (BA) and a Master in Science-Concentration in Organizational Management and Leadership. Her hard work was showcased when Carmen was the winning recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s “2010 Women in Business Champion” award and 2011 Extraordinary Women Award in Business Development as well as the “The Outstanding Dominican Community Leader” award in 2013. In 2013 Carmen was also recognized with an “Alumni award from the Latina Leadership Institute”. In 2014 Progreso Latino recognized Carmen with the “Latino Enterprise” award for her work with the Latino Business Community. Her dedication, hardworking attitude, and innovative approach make her a known leader in the fields of business, women’s leadership and community development in Rhode Island.
Workshop Title: Entrepreneurship: An Opportunity to Reduce the Wealth Gap Between Races
Workshop Description: This session should particularly benefit those individuals who are aspiring or perhaps considering the prospect of owning a business to create wealth and financial stability. Attendees are encouraged to have an open mind and to ask questions about how they perceive the challenges of access to capital in today’s evolving business world. Moreover, attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you.
Workshop Time: Session II in Memorial Union Room 308