Friday, February 25, 2011

Speaker series highlights women in business, technology

For decades, men were the dominant figures in the business and
technology fields, but the past 20 years has changed all that,
especially with the dawn of a new century. Now South Texas College's
Business Administration Department is lauding the efforts of Rio
Grande Valley business women through a new speaker series highlighting
how they have broken the glass ceiling to become very successful
business owners.

 "Women have tended to stay away from our department because they
believe that certain jobs are meant for men and not women and they
couldn't more be wrong," said Roz Moore, STC business administration
instructor. "We are holding this speaker series to show female
students that anything is possible, despite gender. We are
highlighting very successful Valley women to show that you don't have
to work at a Fortune 500 company in another city to be a successful
entrepreneur."

 The first panel discussion in the Women in Business and Technology
series took place in early February at the college's Technology
Campus. Yvonne Lim, owner of Bounce Inflatable Fun, gave a brief
history on how she entered the business world and encouraged women in
the audience to pursue their dreams.

 Lim explained to the audience that "in order to make in business you
need a have an idea, lots of research, and that the biggest challenge
is trying to balance everything together such as family and a business
life."

 The next session in the series takes place on March 2, when Cassandra
Moreno of Edward Jones and Monica Garcia from Kidz Crusade will make
up the panel. The final session takes place on April 12 with speakers
Sally Cuellar of Coldwell Banker- La Mansion and Lorena Tijerina of
STC's Plumbing Program.

 The sessions take place at STC's Technology Campus Auditorium located
at the corner of Ware and Military Highway in McAllen. Attendance is
free and open to the public. For more information contact Roz Moore at
956-872-6132 or ramoore@southtexascollege.edu.

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