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Empowering Women in Business Course

Discover How Women are Excelling in Business

Krannert’s Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management, in partnership with the Purdue University Summer College for High School Students, offers an annual exciting summer program for college credit. This year, the Empowering Women in Business Fun Sized Course will be held July 11 -16, 2021.

Designed for young women in high school, the five-day residential* retreat on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus includes hands-on activities to promote team building and skills in leadership, confidence and negotiation. The program will introduce students to the business principles of economics, strategy, marketing, supply chain and finance, while other fun and engaging activities provide a glimpse of life as a Purdue Boilermaker.

What to Expect?

  • Explore potential careers in business and entrepreneurship through hands-on learning experiences
  • Develop a toolkit to navigate your way through gender challenges in everyday life
  • Apply your new skills and imagination to design a business and create a sales pitch to potential investors
  • Interact with Purdue students, faculty and alumni
  • Experience life as a college student

Reviews from previous attendees

It opened my eyes to how many ways you can put your passion into business.

It was a neat opportunity to learn more about business with women’s empowerment mixed in.

I had a fun experience at this retreat, both with campers, counselors and activities. I also learned a lot about business and business careers."

Due to the generosity of Krannert School of Management donors, the cost of tuition and fees and room and board will be waived for students participating in the summer 2021 Empowering Women in Business Course.

Students will be responsible for the application fee of $60 as well as travel to and from Purdue University's West Lafayette campus.

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For more information about Empowering Women in Business please visit:
Purdue For-Credit Fun-Sized Courses

Find application details and the Summer College for High School Students application link here:
Application Information

In accordance with Purdue policies, all persons have equal access to Purdue University’s educational programs, services, and activities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran. See Purdue’s Nondiscrimination Policy Statement. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these policies, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance at vpec@purdue.edu or 765-494-5830.

*COVID-19 Note: Purdue University is planning for a mix of in-person and online course delivery during Summer 2021. However, a final decision on the delivery of high school programs will be made prior to the deadline to accept one’s offer on admission.

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Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who help us make this incredible experience possible.