Inspire Change By Thinking Like An Entrepreneur

Joann M. Eisenhart shares in Forbes how to Inspire Change by Thinking Like An Entrpreneur.  Eisenhart is senior vice president, Human Resources, Facilities and Philanthropy at Northwestern Mutual.

After attending the Forbes Women’s Summit: Power Redefined in New York, I’ve returned to my office energized and inspired. It was an honor to share ideas with some of the most savvy, forward-thinking women in leadership today.

During the summit, it was my pleasure to present the first Northwestern Mutual Excellence in Entrepreneurship award to Ingrid Vanderveldt. A lifelong entrepreneur, Ingrid is the first ever Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell Inc., where she oversees Dell’s entrepreneurial initiatives globally, including the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs and the $130 million Dell Innovators Credit Fund, which she created. Her vision is to empower a billion women by 2020. That effort includes giving them tools; she envisions a world where every woman has a mobile device. It also includes giving them knowledge. Ingrid works to facilitate opportunities for girls and women for learning, growth and entrepreneurship.

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