On Thursday, April 24th, at one of Washington D.C.’s most inspiring places, Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel and Amway President Doug DeVos will join three U.S.-based entrepreneurship advocates on stage to discuss ways to create and advance entrepreneurs around the globe.
A number of students, educators and delegates from the Georgetown University Leadership Program will participate in the discussion, and you’re invited, too.
It’s a subject near and dear to Steve’s and Doug’s hearts, and the same goes for these panelists:
• Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute and author of “The Road to Freedom: The Fight for Free Enterprise” and “Gross National Happiness: Why Happiness Matters for America – and How We Can Get More of It.”
• Lisa Miller, chief growth officer of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), which provides programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, recognize business opportunities and plan for successful futures.
• Kara Valikai, director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Women’s Economic Empowerment Issue Network.
We’ll start with an overview of the 2013 Amway Global Entrepreneurship Report, in which we sought the opinions of 26,000 people in 24 countries on the attitudes, concerns and desires around becoming entrepreneurs.
The data tells one story, but the group of entrepreneurial experts gathering on April 24th will tell the rest of the story. Although they hail from different disciplines, every panel member believes it’s urgent to support the activation of potential entrepreneurs by raising awareness, encouraging further debate and doing anything we can to negate fears.
Audience participation in the Q&A will drive the discussion, and it all happens before 11 in the morning! Watch for live coverage and join the conversation by following @Amway on twitter.