Debra Claire at George Mason University!
18 March 2009
There is a lot of talk of entrepreneurship in the media as of late. If necessity really is the mother of invention, then we should be preparing for an onslaught of new products, services and solutions to the “challenges” that resulted from the global financial meltdown. While the talking heads are pointing fingers and drawing up rescue plans on the tv and in the newspaper, I’m proud to say that Debra Claire, founder and CEO of Perfect Organics, and a true entrepreneur, was a presenter at the “Young Entrepreneurs Academy” at George Mason University. George Mason University is a well respected university and the School of Management at GMU is no exception. With a strong commitment to social entrepreneurship and its “Young Entrepreneurs Academy” (YEA), the School of Management is turning out leaders with the tools and innovative spirit to succeed in these critical times. The YEA program, in particular, is an annual event bringing aspiring entrepreneurs together to learn practical business skills and to apply the entrepreneurial spirit in pursuit of their career goals. As an invited speaker, Debra shared her personal story with the attendees; why she created Perfect Organics, what her initial challenges were, and how she grew a company from “nothing” to a full body care line that has been featured in magazines, used by celebrities and now is available internationally. As we collectively shift to meet the challenges of a “new” economy, programs like YEA are fostering the necessary dialogues to respond to tomorrow’s challenges. For more information on George Mason University School of Management, please visit: http://som.gmu.edu/