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BUS 21 — Networking and Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Sat/Sun
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 4 days
Date(s): Jul 23—Jul 31
Time: 9:30 am—12:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jul 23
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $445
Instructor(s): Areen Shahbari
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Open
Please Note: Full schedule: Saturdays, July 23 and July 30, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm (PT); Sundays, July 24 and July 31, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
9:30 am—12:00 pm (PT)
Jul 23—Jul 31
4 days
Refund Date
Jul 23
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Areen Shahbari
Please Note: Full schedule: Saturdays, July 23 and July 30, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm (PT); Sundays, July 24 and July 31, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
This course is designed for female startup founders who are looking to network with other women entrepreneurs, learn from each other, and overcome challenges commonly faced in running and growing their ventures. The challenges covered in this course include managing shortfalls in funding, finding ways to scale the business, recruiting and motivating talent, allocating resources strategically, maintaining well-being, building a support system, overcoming loneliness and fear of failure, setting boundaries, and prioritizing responsibilities. We will group the challenges into shared themes and then choose one or two themes to address in each weekly session. We will use a group coaching methodology, a facilitative process that leverages the experience, resources, and knowledge of the instructor and the group of women who will participate in this course. In addition, the instructor will share research and practical tools from the business and psychology fields that relate to the top challenges identified by the group. By attending this highly engaging and hands-on course, you will be able to network with other ambitious women entrepreneurs, build connections, provide and receive support, get inspired, and feel motivated and confident to lead your startup successfully.

While this course focuses on networking and coaching for women entrepreneurs, the techniques apply to people from all backgrounds.

Founder and CEO, Cactus International and Shahbari Training and Consultancy; Faculty, Harvard Extension School and Harvard Professional Development Programs

Areen Shahbari has been providing entrepreneurship training and business consultation and coaching to hundreds of women from the US and the Middle East and North Africa regions for the past ten years. She guides women on how to start and grow sustainable and scalable businesses while taking into consideration the psychological barriers and gender biases women face when trying to establish and grow their enterprises. Shahbari received an MBA from Simmons University, where she was a Fulbright scholar.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.