2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Forget the Glass Ceiling: Build A Biz Without One

Sunday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Austin Chamber Offices
500 E 4th St


A new book, Forget the Glass Ceiling: Build Your Business Without One, takes a practical look at the barriers women face in starting new businesses as well as examining ways over, under, around and through those barriers. Using the experiences of ten high-growth women entrepreneurs, author Geri Stengel, lays out the tactics that women can use to inspire and achieve business success. The book is based on new research on women entrepreneurs, Gender-Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI) Research of High-Potential Women Entrepreneurs, the first diagnostic tool that comprehensively identifies and analyzes the conditions that foster the development of high-potential female entrepreneurship. The book and research were recently released at the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network event that was held in Austin in June 2014.


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Geri Stengel



Geri Stengel is president of Ventureneer a content marketing and marketing research company that helps companies reach women entrepreneurs through thought leadership. As a writer (Forbes contributo...

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Ruta Aidis PhD

Project Dir, Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders


Ruta is Assistant Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy (CEPP) and Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. She has more than 15 years of exp...

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