NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pre-college entrepreneurship program E-School for Girls partnered with New York University, Microsoft Corp. and Natalie Zfat for an inspirational and educational event, What It Takes to Be a Successful Entrepreneur, on Feb. 3, 2016, at the NYU Stern School of Business.
"Microsoft is committed to empowering entrepreneurs at all stages of their lives, and excited to see more girls and women taking advantage of the rapidly changing technology landscape to bring their ideas to reality," said Kristina Libby, Consumer Public Relations Lead at Microsoft.
Speakers at the event included Teaching Garage CEO Janice Chong, Microsoft Consumer PR Communications Lead Kristina Libby, Council of Economic Education CEO Nan J. Morrison, Motivate Design CEO Mona Patel, E-School for Girls Founder and Program Director Allison Wright and entrepreneur Natalie Zfat, who gave lightning talks to a crowd of 100 decision-makers, media, faculty and students.
"Over the last three years, E-School for Girls has developed into a premier pre-college program serving the community and our young women as they become female entrepreneurs and our future leaders," said E-School for Girls Director Allison Wright. "We are developing a new group of female entrepreneurs and leaders in each E-School for Girls class, and I'm excited to grow the program even further in partnership with Microsoft."
Now approaching its third year, E-School for Girls was created in partnership with NYU College Advising Corps and provides underserved high school students with an experiential pre-college summer program where they develop an entrepreneurial enterprise, which includes ideation, business planning, personal branding, pitching and self-exploration.
Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT" @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
E-School for Girls/NYCPromise, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
SOURCE E-School for Girls, Natalie Zfat