Entrepreneurship: where are all the women and minorities?
Tuesday, July 20, 12:30 pm Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, second floor
Vivek Wadhwa will discuss his research on the backgrounds and motivations of entrepreneurs; what makes them successful; what inhibits entrepreneurs; the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs; the success of Indians in Silicon Valley and the dearth of women and minorities.
Vivek Wadhwa is a senior research associate with the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School and an executive in residence/adjunct professor at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. He helps students prepare for the real world, lectures in class and leads groundbreaking research projects. He is also an advisor to several start-up companies, a columnist for BusinessWeek.com and a contributor to several international publications. Since joining Duke University in August 2005, he has researched globalization, its impact on the engineering profession and the sources of the U.S. competitive advantage. More...