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Bellevue University to Host Virtual Panel Featuring Female Entrepreneurs on February 15

The Bellevue University Pratt Entrepreneurial Award Program will host a free virtual panel, Women Entrepreneurs: The Path to Success on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from noon to 1 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Attendees will learn about the growing importance of women entrepreneurs and have the opportunity to hear from local business owners, including two former Pratt Award winners about starting and running a business from the female perspective. The panelists include: 

Tiffany Buettner, Tiffany’s Flower Boutique

Sarah Kroes, Kroes Fit Co.

Sophia Jordan, Black Bottom Biscotti

Jennifer Lea, Entry Envy

The panel will be moderated by Professor Georgia Welch Cronin and Assistant Dean Renea Gernant who have extensive business knowledge. 

“Entrepreneurial skills are important to everyone who wishes to be innovative and creative in pursuing life opportunities for themselves and others,” said Merrill Johnson, Associate Professor in the College of Business. “Our female entrepreneur panelists have garnered great success in their own businesses, and they provide great lessons for all of us.”

The Pratt Entrepreneurial Award Program began in 2014 thanks to a generous gift by Tom and Annie Pratt, longtime supporters of Bellevue University. The Pratt Award helps students and graduates who have the dream to start their own business but need the financial support to get started. Pratt Award recipients also receive support and mentoring through Bellevue University.

Attendees can use this Zoom link to watch and participate in the session.

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (