Bizwomen at Webster

Apr. 14, 2014

Bizwomen at Webster

ST. LOUIS, April 14, 2014 – “Mentoring Monday,” the St. Louis Business Journal’s first-ever Bizwomen event, took place on Webster’s home campus on April 7. St. Louis was one of 40 cities that hosted simultaneous “Mentoring Monday” programs and Webster University was host to the St. Louis event. It featured five-minute one-on-one speedcoaching for more than 200 participants from 40 mentors who are among the region’s most influential women business leaders. Webster President Beth Stroble served as one of the 40 mentors.

Inventor, television personality and entrepreneur Lori Greiner provided the keynote to all 40 ACBJ markets via a pre-recorded video interview with St. Louis Business Journal Publisher Ellen Sherberg. Greiner, best known as the star of ABC’s Shark Tank show, is one of the most prolific inventors of retail products. She has created more than 400 products and holds 120 U.S. and international patents. In addition, for the past 16 years, Greiner has had her own show – Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner – on the QVC network. Her message to the audience was that learning to make a good pitch is one of the most important skills to master.

The “Mentoring Monday” event marked the launch of Bizwomen, a new effort by American City Business Journals (parent company of the St. Louis Business Journal and 39 other business newspapers across the country) to provide an aggregation of news, videos perspectives and resources about women in business, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. A new website will serve as an outlet for women designed to help them develop their businesses and careers. All 40 of the ACBJ business newspapers, St. Louis Business Journal included, are contributing stories about women in business to the website.