Dare to Trust – Women’s Entrepreneurship Week at Seton Hall

“A successful woman is one who can build a solid foundation with the brick that others have thrown at her.” – Anonymous

These wise words are in the hearts of every female entrepreneur as she continues to pursue her passions and forge her own path.

Three incredible women innovators and change makers will share their experiences and journeys to success at Seton Hall’s annual recognition and celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week. The virtual roundtable is sponsored by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute. These incredible women have overcome obstacles and overcome many challenges while establishing themselves as formidable forces in the business world. They rose to the challenge and shattered the glass ceiling, paving the way for other future women entrepreneurs. Women are at different stages of their careers and have a lot of perspectives to share. Although their experiences have been different, each of these women has one thing in common: persistence.

The Dare to Be Confident – Women’s Entrepreneurship Week conference will take place on Thursday October 21 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The session will be moderated by two student entrepreneurs from Seton Hall, Faith Akinlade and Belen Gamarra. All are invited to attend what will be an informative and engaging roundtable.

Meet the panelists

Beatriz (Betty) ManettaBetty manetta
Beatriz Manetta emigrated from Argentina to Elizabeth, New Jersey, when she was a young girl. Manetta obtained her two degrees while retaining a full-time job. She holds a BA in Marketing and Accounting from Rutgers University and an MSc in International Studies from Seton Hall University. She worked in American companies for 20 years. Knowledge, skills, training and assignments in human resources, sales, technical support, quality management and his focus on national and international assignments were great tools for an entrepreneur.

Additionally, Manetta attributes key personal networks and relationships as an essential element in helping to create and shape Argent Associates Inc. and Asociar LLC. Argent Associates was launched in 1998, where Manetta is President and CEO. In 2012, she launched Asociar LLC where she is now a partner and COO. Manetta has built an impeccable reputation for herself and is known for her ability to create technologies that will be the infrastructure for edge computing and IoT implementations.

This is an essential element to be able to develop and sustain a business. Manetta’s success is intertwined with the success of communities. Social responsibility is taken seriously and Manetta has received numerous awards from local, state, federal, corporate and non-profit organizations for his leadership and commitment to the community. She is also a former member of the board of trustees of Seton Hall University.

Manetta lives by his quote, “Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress. Don’t bother to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.”

Pravina RaghavanPravina Raghavan
Pravina Raghavan started her career as an entrepreneur, then changed course to become an innovative “intrapreneur” in the corporate and government sectors. As Executive Vice President, Small Business Development and Technology Division for Empire State Development (ESD), Raghavan oversees more than 30 programs to support entrepreneurs and small business owners. The programs focus on supporting small businesses by increasing access to capital, assisting entrepreneurial development, including marketing and technological assistance. The programs are aimed at companies with less than 100 employees.

Prior to joining ESD, Raghavan was Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Commerce, Assistant Assistant Administrator of Investment and Innovation at the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and District Director for the New District Office. York of the SBA. Prior to joining the federal government, Raghavan was vice president at MTV and BET Networks, owner and partner of a strategic consulting firm, and director of business development at Misys PLC, one of the world’s largest banking software companies. She was also a partner at Broadview International, a London-based investment bank, and worked at AT&T in a number of finance and management roles, including her last five years as director of mergers and acquisitions for Europe and Asia. Raghavan holds an MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University and a BS in Finance from Pennsylvania State University. Raghavan is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Erin miuErin miu
Erin Miu recently graduated with an MBA from the Whitman School of Management in Syracuse and has been an accountant at the family business Miu & Company for over seven years. Miu advises companies and individuals primarily on tax and financial planning. Prior to that, she worked in the fashion industry, running the flagship boutique of global designer Vivienne Tam and helping to organize events and fashion shows during New York Fashion Week. A 2011 graduate from the Stillman School of Business, she followed in her father’s footsteps and attended Seton Hall and found her home away from home. Miu obtained a Bachelor of Science in Management, with a minor in French and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. She made many important and lasting relationships throughout her years at The Hall. In his spare time, Miu enjoys traveling, watching Formula 1 races and is currently pursuing a Masters in Accounting.

Meet the moderators

Belén GamarraBelén Gamarra
Belen Gamarra is a first generation Colombian American with a passion for her colorful heritage. She is also President of Women in Business and is passionate about empowering women to bridge the gender gaps that exist in the workforce. She is a member of the class of 2022 and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Akinlade faithAkinlade faith
Faith Akinlade is a member of the class of 2022 and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mechanical Engineering. She is also a student-researcher at the Synthesis and Characterization of Advanced Materials Laboratory. Notably, Akinlade is currently pursuing a certificate in entrepreneurship at Seton Hall.

Registration is now open. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from three incredible women innovators and change makers.

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