Minority and Women is a special interest group organized under the auspices of the Articles of Incorporation of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) to promote and encourage the development and advancement of programs and services in the specific entrepreneurship field and to provide a forum for information exchange.
Improve the success rates of underrepresented and historically-excluded entrepreneurs through research, practice, and pedagogy.
To engage and assist entrepreneurship scholars, educators, and practitioners interested in advancing entrepreneurial opportunities and successful venture creation and growth for underrepresented and historically excluded groups of entrepreneurs. Acknowledging that these entrepreneurs face unique issues and obstacles, USASBE’s minority and women’s entrepreneurship SIG seeks to take the lead in developing pedagogy, conducting quality and meaningful research, streamlining practice and building external relations that increase participation and success rates for these groups of entrepreneurs.
SherRhonda R. Gibbs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
University of Southern Mississippi
National Expansion, Senior Manager
Director of Student Engagement &
Florida State University
SIG Database & Research Director
Associate Professor of Marketing
University of Michigan Dearborn
Practice & Training Director
Entrepreneurial Development Assistance Director
Morgan State University
1. Raise the profile of the MWE SIG.
2. Increase active membership and contributions to SIG.
3. Establish external relationships for SIG advancement.
4. Improve SIG communications and professional networking opportunities.
5. Improve research opportunities for SIG members.
6. Establish best practices for teaching and pedagogy in minority and women entrepreneurship.
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