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2023 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium, part two: Finding mentors and opportunities

March 15, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium

Join us for part two of the 2023 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium series on March 15 from 2-4:35 pm. ET. In this session, we will learn about the importance of mentors and how building a reliable network can impact growth, opportunities, and success. Register today for this virtual event.

Panelists will cover:

  • Best practices that helped women innovators overcome challenges in their fields
  • How to give back and be a mentor
  • Where to find mentors, and the ways that mentorships bring growth and opportunities

Register today


(Subject to change. All times ET)

2-2:09 p.m. Welcome and overview

2:10-2:50 p.m. The future of innovation
Listen to a fireside chat with a young inventor who received her patent then created her own organization for girls to learn coding.

2:55-3 p.m. Break

3-3:45 p.m. Women leading with STEM
Hear from women working in STEM who lead and inspire others.

3:45-3:50 p.m. Break

3:50-4:30 p.m. Finding mentors
Listen to a discussion about the role mentors play in developing our business networks, where to find them, and how to make the most of a mentoring relationship.

4:30-4:35 p.m. Thank you and wrap-up


And don’t forget the rest of the series:

To see recordings of previous Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium events, visit the event series page and select the event you want to watch.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offers inspirational and educational events, open to all, that feature innovators from a wide variety of backgrounds. Learn about IP, innovation, and valuable resources available to independent inventors, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and underrepresented or underserved populations. Find out more on our Innovator events for everyone page.

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium is presented by the Office of Innovation Outreach. For more information, please contact WES@uspto.gov.

The content and opinions shared by our guest speakers during this program are not those of the USPTO, nor an endorsement of any persons, products, programs, or policies mentioned therein.


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.


March 15, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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