LIM Career Advisor Helps Coordinate U.N. Women’s Entrepreneurship Panel

Tara Buckley, LIM College’s Graduate and Alumni Career Advisor, recently served as a volunteer panel lead for two United Nations (U.N.) Women's Entrepreneurship Day events.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day was founded by entrepreneur, animal advocate, and Animal Fair Media founder Wendy Diamond. In only two years it has grown into an event where innovators and leading industry participants celebrate, support, and empower women in business around the world.

“Serving as a volunteer liaison, I provided information about the event to the panelists and facilitated communication between the moderators and the panelists,” says Tara.

On the day of the event Tara oversaw the organization of two panels, “Stem to Steam: Inspiring a Generation of Girls to take the Lead in Innovation” and “Investing Smart: Raising the Bar on Impact Investing Due Diligence.” She worked with moderators and panelists who included Sharon Epperson, CNBC’s Senior Personal Finance Correspondent and Leslie Blodgett, creator of bareMinerals.

Tara says that she became interested in the event due to Blodgett’s participation, and that she also saw it as an opportunity to network.

For students who want to advance their own networking opportunities, Tara suggests looking for events on topics you’re interested in and then offering to volunteer. 

“Contact the organizations and see if there’s a chance for you to volunteer. When you assist at an event you also get an extra opportunity to network.”