Sacred Heart University’s recent Women in Business panel discussion featured four female business leaders revealing their thoughts on what it takes to be successful and overcome challenges. Cindi Bigelow, president and CEO of Bigelow Tea; Suzanne Greco, former CEO of Subway Restaurants; Elizabeth Hiza, chief of staff at Barnum Financial Group; and Jennifer Tombaugh, president of Tauck, lined the stage of the Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center theater. Victoria Rosa-Garcia, director of the Welch College Experience, moderated the event.
Sacred Heart University’s Khawaja A. Mamun, chair and associate professor of economics and finance, recently partnered with Lisa Dierker at Wesleyan University to bring her innovative teaching method, “Passion-Driven Statistics,” to the Fairfield campus. Mamun’s interest, in fact, resulted in a two-day workshop for SHU’s statistics faculty that took place this fall at the Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center. Dierker and her Wesleyan associate, Jennifer Rose, led the sessions.
Recognizing that many nonprofit groups are struggling to survive after years of state funding cuts, Sacred Heart University recently conducted a conference to explore ways to help them overcome their challenges. Other reasons for the challenges are increased demand for services and fewer donations. All these reasons are forcing nonprofits to do more with less. Much like for-profit businesses, nonprofits need to learn how to most effectively use their available resources. This often requires creative and/or hard-nosed business decisions if they are to thrive.
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