Entrepreneurship in Education: Barbara Kurshan, Why Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurial Women Rise to the Top

May 18 — Online
1:00 PM, Eastern US Time

Barbara Bobbi KurshanAuthor and education entrepreneur Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan joins us to discuss her work to understand the intersection of being purpose-driven and success for women. From her forthcoming book description:

“As a woman, have you leveraged an entrepreneurial mindset to advance in your career? Do you want to align your purpose with your traits and skills to “do well” and “do good” in your profession?

“Authors Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan and Kathy Hurley, both experienced and highly regarded leaders in business and education, wanted to know how today’s top female leaders might answer these questions. So, they asked. The result is InnovateHERs: Why Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurial Women Rise to the Top.

“Through personal interviews with 29 of today’s global, top-performing women in purpose-driven organizations, Kurshan and Hurley offer readers a unique, insider view into the diverse pathways to success. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, corporate or nonprofit leader, or new to business, InnovateHERs provides stories and ideas that show you how to leverage your personal entrepreneurial mindset to accelerate your purpose-driven professional journey.”

About our Guest:

Dr. Barbara (Bobbi) Kurshan has honed her vision of “what can be” using technology while supporting education companies and developing innovative products. She currently serves as a Senior Innovation Advisor at the Graduate School of Education at Penn where she builds and advises education innovation ecosystems. As the President of ECC, she provides strategic consulting in the areas of investment, digital transformation, entrepreneurship, and innovation. As the past Executive Director of Curriki, Bobbi helped to build one of the most innovative global open-source education communities. Dr. Kurshan has previously served as the Co-CEO of Core Learning, an education investment fund, and the Chief Academic Officer of bigchalk. She currently serves on the board of American Public Education and invests and advises several edtech companies. She is the author of several books, articles, and she regularly blogs for Forbes.com. Her new book will be released in Spring 2022, InnovateHERs – Why Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurial Women Rise to the Top.