Entrepreneurial Mindset

Entrepreneurial Mindset: 21st Century Leadership Skills for You and Your Students

Changes in the rules of employment and global demographics mean that an entrepreneurial mindset, a 21st century life skill, will be required for career and personal success in the future. More and more, individuals must take responsibility for creating their own opportunities; whether they are working inside of an organization, working for themselves, or building a business. What is it and how can you develop an entrepreneurial mindset? It is not at all abstract and is easier than you might think. In fact, you probably already have the kernels of an entrepreneurial mindset. Attend this session to learn how to awaken and develop your own entrepreneurial mindset.
Presented By: Katie Gailes, Director of Entrepreneurship Initiatives

Katie Gailes earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Bennett College for Women, in Greensboro, and later an MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. She had a long career with IBM, including serving as the first African-American female Marketing Manager in the IBM office in Roanoke, Virginia. In 2006, Gailes formed her own business and marketing strategy firm, and has also counseled displaced workers through a government program called Growing American Through Entrepreneurship (GATE) since 2010. In 2013 Gailes became an adjunct instructor of entrepreneurship at Wake Tech, and also began serving as a counselor at the Wake Tech Small Business Center, where she has worked with more than 200 entrepreneurs and small business owners