Women discuss breaking the glass ceiling to encourage future business owners

Published: Oct. 16, 2018 at 4:18 PM CDT
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Topeka area women celebrated success Tuesday in breaking the glass ceiling!

It's part of Washburn University's Entrepreneurship Week, a national week started in 2014 at Montclair State University. Three speakers, Nichole Yinghling of Nibs Coffeehouse, Kerrice Mapes of 785 Magazine and Lindsay Kooser of Kooser Design, talked about starting their businesses.

"Showing that you can do it, that it's not impossible even if you don't have the resources you think you need," said Megan Risetter, the event organizer. "You start small and you grow and your ideas are innovated and you just keep trying."

Women tend to be underrepresented in business, especially as business owners, and this week hopes to show college women that it is possible to be successful.

The event was sponsored by Washburn University and Be Ready Entrepreneurship and Innovation.