2021 Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium: Lessons from successful innovative women

Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium -- March 31, noon-1:30 ET

A recording of the final installment of the 2021 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium (WES), “Lessons from successful innovative women,” is now available. Watch the recording to learn about:

  • How a passion for creativity can drive a successful startup
  • Identifying a market segment for sales and growth
  • Best practices and successful habits in today’s changing business climate

Welcome and introduction

Drew Hirshfeld, performing the functions and duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO


Dr. Lisa Cook
Professor in the Department of Economics and in International Relations at Michigan State University
Edison Research Fellow, Office of the Chief Economist, USPTO


  • Janeya Griffin, Founder and CEO, The Commercializer
  • Rea Huntley, Founder and CEO, Lavii INC
  • Sarah Gibson Tuttle, Founder and CEO, Olive & June

The WES offered engaging, expert panels on Wednesdays throughout Women’s History Month. Recordings are posted as they become available; check the WES program page for updates.

The WES is presented by the USPTO’s Office of Innovation Outreach. For questions or assistance, please contact WES@uspto.gov.

This event is part of a series: Advancing Equity, Speaker series, Women's Entrepreneurship