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SMC Partners with Notre Dame's IDEA Center Read More SMC Partners with Notre Dame's IDEA Center Saint Mary’s College has entered into a new collaboration with the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame, a move that is part of a wide-ranging acceleration of programming to support innovation and entrepreneurship at Saint Mary’s. Igniting a Spark in Elise de Somer ’17 Read More Igniting a Spark in Elise de Somer ’17 “Sometimes the only thing holding you back is the confidence and support system to make a big move that will change your life forever.” Saint Mary’s hosts #RealBossLady Engaging Women Conference Read More Saint Mary’s hosts #RealBossLady Engaging Women Conference Saint Mary's College will host the annual Engaging Women Conference on May 22. Saint Mary’s College SPARK Business Accelerator Launches under New L... The Saint Mary’s College Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) is proud to announce this year’s SPARK Women’s Business Accelerator cohort will mark 200 participants in the seven years of the program. Under the new leadership of Willow Wetherall, former director of community engagement for the Renaissance District, the SPARK program seeks aspiring women business owners to join the fall 2018 sessions. WEI to host annual THRIVE Conference for Women March 22, 2018 (Notre Dame, IN) — The Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) at Saint Mary’s College, in partnership with 1st Source Bank, is proud to present the 4th annual THRIVE Engaging Women Conference. SPARK Program begins Fall 2017 Prescreening Process July, 13 2017 (Notre Dame, Ind.) — The Saint Mary’s College Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) is proud to announce the annual session of the SPARK entrepreneurship training program. SPARK Program Celebrates 5th Year with 9th Graduating Class December 12, 2016 (Notre Dame, Ind.) — The Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) at Saint Mary’s College is proud to celebrate 20 graduates of the ninth session of the SPARK Program Friday, December 16 at 6 p.m. in Rice Commons. This past October, the entrepreneurship program for women celebrated its fifth year as an organization. Media is invited to cover. WEI hosts ‘Thriving in the Third Act’ Workshop November 21, 2016 (Notre Dame, Ind.) — Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) at Saint Mary's College and Elaine Kendell, a financial planning advisor with Raymond James, will co-sponsor a workshop titled Thriving in the Third Act with Mickey Hay, Ph.D. This informative and interactive workshop will be held on Friday, December 2 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Stapleton Lounge in Le Man Hall. This event is $27 per ticket. Wine and d’oeuvres will be served immediately following. SPARK Program Prescreening Begins Tomorrow Interested in learning more about SPARK and the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI)? Please contact Joan McClendon, Associate Project Director of WEI at wei@saintmarys.edu or jmcclendon@saintmarys.edu. SPARK Program to Launch in September Interested in learning more about SPARK and the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI)? Please contact Joan McClendon, associate project director of WEI at wei@saintmarys.edu or jmcclendon@saintmarys.edu.