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Yale Women Innovators Breakfast Series

Yale Women Innovators is a Tuesday morning series at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute that is designed to foster community discussion, idea sharing, best practices, business fundamentals, networking and team-building opportunities among Yale women students, alumni, faculty and staff interested in entrepreneurship and innovation at any level.

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Yale Women Innovators Breakfast Series is supported by the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, the Office of Cooperative Research, Yale Center for Business and the Environment and Yale School of Management Program on Entrepreneurship.

Upcoming Schedule:

Tues., March. 7, 8:30am: “Creating Medical and Quality of Life Value in the Not for Profit Sector”, Susan Froshauer, President of CURE/Founder of Melinta (RIB-X)

Susan Froshauer, PhD became CEO of CT’s bioscience business organization, CURE ( with a mind’s eye to celebrate CT’s accomplishments in bioscience and to foster its growth. She has collaborated statewide on a path to sharpen CT’s commitment to creative bioscience innovation. One product is a new bioscience lab incubator and co-working space, The Commons, (, built by scientists for scientists.

Tues., March 7 - “Impacting the world with life-science innovation: Succeeding with profit and non-profit ventures”, Susan Froshauer, President of CURE/Founder of Melinta (RIB-X)

Tues., March. 14 - Spring Break- No Breakfast Series

Tues., March. 21 - Spring Break- No Breakfast Series

Tues., March. 28, 8:30am: “Succeeding with Technology Innovation at Yale,” Featuring Amy Arnsten, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at Yale.

Tues., April. 4: Fran Pastor, Founder of Women’s Business Development Council


Tues., April. 11, 8:30am: “What I learned in 10,000 hours talking to women about clothing,” Purva Gupta, Co-founder, Lily, Yale VCP company

Tues., April. 18, 8:30am: TBD

Tues., April. 25, 8:30am: TBD


Finding Your Entrepreneurship Fit: A Talk with Shana Schneider (Feb. 2017)

Getting Women Started: A Talk with Jennifer McFadden (Feb. 2017)

Using Big Data to Predict Disasters and Democratize Climate Resilience (Feb. 2017)

Christina Lampe-Onnerud: Breaking Barriers in the Battery Industry (Nov. 2016)

Improving Gender Equity in Entrepreneurship with Banu Ozkazanc-Pan (Oct. 2016)

Finding Your Calling: A Talk with Amy Wrzesniewski (Oct. 2016)

Kyle Gibson – Pursuing Your Passion & Learning to Listen (Sept. 2016)

Avoiding the “Feedback Sandwich”: Advice from Sarah Biggerstaff (June 2016)

Wanting Zhang, Cofounder of Junzi Kitchen, Offers Advice to Women Entrepreneurs (May 2016)

YEI Debuts Women’s Breakfast Series (April 2016)