Women’s Innovation Lab

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Women’s Innovation Lab

Be sure to review program requirements for this certificate

This course is designed to support women in their journey as emerging entrepreneurs. Collaborative and affirming in nature, its purpose is to bolster and empower women founders by providing methods and tools for overcoming the obstacles many female entrepreneurs face. Students will cultivate leadership skills, acquire knowledge and adapt the learning to their specific context to maximize their chance for success. They will be afforded the opportunity to explore the tenets of entrepreneurship and risk-taking in a supportive and contributive environment, learning from successful coaches and established, seasoned entrepreneurs. Moreover, this course will address equity: Women founders often outperform, yet there exists a pervasive equity and funding gap. This course will help shift that narrative.

This certificate is only available as a private offering. Please email Richelle Bess if you would like more information.

Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements
  • All courses applied to a certificate program must be taken from Georgia Tech.
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  • Certificates must be completed within six years.
  • After successful completion of most individual courses, a Certificate of Course Completion will be sent.
  • After successful completion of all required courses, request a transcript and program certificate audit.

Upon verification, GTPE will email your transcript and mail your Certificate of Program Completion. Some programs host a certificate award ceremony during the final course.

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Why Choose a Certificate?

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Who Should Attend

Women who have an idea for a business or have recognized a problem they want to explore solving. Women who are in the beginning stages of growing a business and are seeking accountability, a strong support network and guidance on next steps.

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How You Will Benefit

  • Learn methods and tools for overcoming obstacles often faced by female entrepreneurs in a supportive, contributive environment.
  • Build a network of like-minded founders and leaders.
  • Complete the program with the foundational tools needed for building and growing a business.
  • Gain a clearer understanding of how start-ups work, as well as the confidence to navigate entrepreneurship ecosystems.
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