Shifting Gears: Taking the Road Less Traveled

Boston University's 85 Broads Presents: Shifting Gears: Taking the Road Less Traveled This event features women who, in different points of their lives, have tapped into the thriving and trending entrepreneurial spirit and founding their own companies. Other than hearing their dynamic personal experiences, this is an opportunity for female BU professional students to consider entrepreneurial development in their professional lives, and network with women who have valuable advice to give. Our speakers have been chosen to diversify the experience; we have invited speakers who offer narrow private services, expand chain stores that span the nation, and even thrive on BU's own campus. We'll be providing some refreshments, food, and giveaways! Dress is business casual. Featuring: Sipei Tan, I Love Koi USA, BU Student: Sipei is a junior at Boston University’s School of Management, concentrating in marketing and minoring in mass communication. She was a part of the winning team of this year’s CORE New Product Challenge. In August 2011, she became the co-founder of I love koi USA, the North American franchise of the Philippines’ largest homegrown swimwear brand, I love koi. As the co-founder, Sipei is responsible for developing marketing strategies, buying merchandise, personally packing and mailing orders and more, all from her own apartment. I love koi has been in international magazines like Cosmopolitan and FHM,and will be featured in the upcoming issue of Boston Bazaar’s Tosser Magazine. Katherine Huang, Private Jeweler, BU Alum: Katherine Huang is a Private Jeweler based in Boston, Massachusetts. She specializes in custom design, large certified diamonds, fine metals and engagement rings. She holds her diamond grading certificate from the Gemological Institute of America. After graduating from Brown University with a Bachelor’s in Business Economics, Ms. Huang spent a decade in Tech and Management Consulting. In 2006, she left a lucrative and successful career in that space to pursue her true passion – fine jewelry – full time. Jennifer Vaughan Maanavi, Physique 57, BU Alum: Jennifer Maanavi has been involved in dance from early childhood, having performed many different genres throughout college. As skilled at the barre as she is in business, Jennifer left Morgan Stanley in 2005 to combine her passion for dance with her aptitude for running a world-class business. Armed with a strong Wall Street finance background and an MBA with highhonors from Columbia Business School, she launched Physique 57 in 2006.

When 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2013
Building 8 St. Mary's Street, Boston
Fees Free