WIN Lab to Bring ‘Honest Stories From Women Leaders’ to Miami on March 7
Babson College’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Miami will host ‘Honest Stories From Women Leaders’ at CIC Miami on Tuesday, March 7.
The panel discussion will be moderated by WIN Lab Miami’s new Director, Carolina Pina. Panelists include:
- Stephanie Crimmins, Former Senior Vice President and General Manager, Panera Bread
- Johanna Mikkola, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Wyncode Academy
- Sally Outlaw, Co-Founder and CEO, peerbackers.com and Worthy Financial, Inc.
Honest Stories From Women Leaders
Where: CIC Miami, 1951 Northwest 7th Avenue, 6th Floor, Miami, FL
When: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
The upcoming panel will be the second of its kind for the WIN Lab, which is hosting a similar event at Babson Boston on Wednesday, March 1.
Stephanie Crimmins is a consumer savvy, spirited leader with successful track record developing and building businesses. She has proven achievement in creating and executing value-building strategies for consumer, restaurant, and private equity organizations; foundational experience in investments / money management. Also known for cross-organizational collaboration, ability to lead, influence and execute in both large and small organizations, and for developing and motivating teams and individuals. Passion for creativity in finding and developing growth initiatives and mentoring and empowering women.
Recent successes include working on a wide range of high priority strategic, operating and new business development opportunities for Panera Bread, including developing the strategy for, launching, and operating the packaged goods business which grew to over $150mm in retail sales.
Stephanie participates as a mentor / advisor in Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition, Entrepreneurship for All, and various startups. She is a Member of Launchpad Investing group, an organization that invests in early stage companies.
Johanna Mikkola is the Co-Founder of Wyncode Academy, a leading accelerated learning program in Florida and the first coding school to be licensed by the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education. In nine weeks, the program transforms ambitious individuals into computer programmers with business acumen. Launched in May 2014, Wyncode has led the nation in transparency of outcomes releasing a reviewed jobs report which can be found at www.wyncode.co/jobs-report.
Johanna was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in June 2015 at the International Selection Panel in Amman, Jordan joining a prestigious network of over 1,000 high impact entrepreneurs around the globe. Johanna is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Babson College and sits on the advisory board of eMerge Americas.
Before launching Wyncode Johanna spent a decade in corporate management with the National Hockey League becoming the highest-ranking female in her department’s history. There she led a team of managers as well as overseeing the business operations of the officiating department.
Johanna holds an honors Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto. In 2007, she represented Canada as a forward at the World Floorball Championships and now sits on the Central Board of the International Floorball Federation working on strategic development of floorball globally.
Sally Outlaw is a leading crowdfinance strategist, having spent the past five years as CEO of peerbackers.com helping businesses navigate the new capital opportunities offered through peer finance and the JOBS Act. She has conducted business around the world – including 10 years in Russia — and brings her decades of experience in media, real estate, and business development. Sally is also a contributor to Entrepreneur magazine and holds both a real estate broker’s license and a Series 65 license as a Registered Investment Advisor.
Special thanks to sponsors Knight Foundation, Akerman, and FedEx. The event is brought to you by Babson College’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab and CIC Miami.
About the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab at Babson College
Created by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College, Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab provides women entrepreneurs in Boston and Miami with an inspiring community and a rigorous, experiential process that catalyzes innovative thinking and enables them to successfully launch or transform businesses.
Now in its fourth year, WIN Lab has been designated as one of the top two specialty programs for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship; earned BostInno’s designation as one of Boston’s “50 on Fire” innovators and visionaries; and was honored by the prestigious Rosoff Awards for diversity.