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Empowering Women in Business Course

Discover How Women are Excelling in Business

The Daniels School’s Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Business, 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 include a choice of July 14-19 or July 21-26, 2024.

Designed for young women who are rising juniors or seniors in high school, the five-day residential course 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 challenges in everyday life with confidence
  • 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 the 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 our donors, the cost of tuition, fees, and room and board will be reduced to $200 for students participating in the summer 2024 Empowering Women in Business Course.

Students are responsible for the application fee of $60, travel to and from Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus, and final payment of $200.

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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

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