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Mindset Digital Founders, Debra Jasper and Betsy Hubbard, Named to the Top 12 “Winning Entrepreneurial Women™ in North America

Posted: November 30, 2018

The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program is a national competition and executive education program that identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale — and then helps them do it.

Results show that the program is spurring rapid growth. According to an independent impact assessment directed by the Babson College Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, North America program participant companies’ total 2014 revenue was 54% higher than their total revenues in the years before they joined the program. Individual participants average 20% revenue growth annually; in the second year of participation, however, their companies have been known to grow up to 50%. Winners also report increases in entrepreneurial confidence, growth goals, networks and media visibility, to name a few.

For more on the program’s impact, visit our recent study, Force multipliers.

The Entrepreneurial Winning Women join an elite business network and customized executive leadership program with year-round activities designed to help their companies grow rapidly:

  • Expand their knowledge with the latest information, research and executive dialogues about business strategies and practices
  • Identify potential partners, strategic alliances, customers and suppliers as well as prospective sources of private capital
  • Provide access to informal, one-to-one guidance and support
  • Strengthen their executive leadership and business skills and identify opportunities to grow through meetings with senior advisors and seasoned entrepreneurs
  • Increase national and regional visibility for themselves and their companies among corporate executives, investors and the media

Know it before you need it: Distance learning for fast-growth companies

EY’s Know it before you need it curriculum addresses key issues often encountered by fast-growing companies. These 30-minute online sessions are designed to introduce the basic principles of each topic, encouraging listeners to think through the right questions in advance rather than unwinding missteps due to a knowledge gap.

Visit the EY website to see the full list of 2018 winners.

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CISO Helen Patton honored as Executive of the Year

Posted: November 16, 2018

CISO Helen Patton honored as ISE® North American Executive of the Year

Award won by Helen Patton

The Information Security Executive® (ISE®) awards program recently recognized Chief Information Security Officer Helen Patton as ISE® North American Executive of the Year in the Academic/Public division. She was honored during the ISE® North America Leadership Summit and Awards held in Chicago on November 8-9.

Recognized as the industry’s most prestigious IT Security award, the ISE® Awards Program has become the most anticipated awards program for security executives and their project teams from across the U.S. The awards recognize the information security executives and teams who demonstrate outstanding leadership in risk management, data asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy, and network security.

Unique to the ISE® North America Awards, both executive and project divisions offer recognition within industry classification, including Commercial, Financial Services, Health Care and Academic/Public Sector. ISE® previously honored Ohio State’s Enterprise Security team in 2015 for the Information Security Framework Project.

Congratulations, Helen!

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Ohio State ADVANCE and Proposal Development Office Welcome Assistant Director of Engineering at NSF to Campus

Posted: November 13, 2018

On November 15th, Ohio State ADVANCE and the Proposal Development Office will host Dawn Tilbury, Assistant Director for Engineering at the National Science Foundation.  Dr. Tilbury will present two talks and meet with junior faculty. Her first talk, “Engineering at the National Science Foundation: Big Ideas, Emerging Frontiers, ERCs and More”, will provide an overview on NSF-funded programs and cross-disciplinary, convergent research. The second talk, “Broader Impacts and Broadening Participation: Opportunities and Priorities at the National Science Foundation”, will highlight collaborative participation across disciplines with a specific focus on the NSF Includes program and National Network.

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REACH for Commercialization™ to be featured on GUIRR Webinar

Posted: November 9, 2018

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR)  is hosting a webinar on November 29th at 1 PM entitled, “REACH for Commercialization™: A Program for Women Inventors”.

Recent data reveal that fewer than 20% of issued U.S. patents name at least one woman inventor and less than 8% of issued U.S. patents list a woman as the primary inventor. Research out of the The Ohio State University shows that the pipeline of inventors is more gender balanced, but that women drop out of the commercialization process because of systemic barriers that can be addressed. GUIRR will host a webinar with Mary Juhas, director of the REACH for CommercializationTM program, and Ohio State ADVANCE Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Caroline Crisafulli to discuss how to dismantle these systemic barriers for women innovators and to address this persistent gender gap across academia, industry, and government.

REACH for CommercializationTM is a program developed at The Ohio State University. The cohort-based model was first introduced in 2010 under the support of the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Institutional Transformation program. The program has been expanded and refined to offer personalized consultation. The engagement of an entrepreneur-in-residence and development of a close partnership with Rev1Ventures, an investor startup studio, have resulted in a significant increase in commercialization activity.

Visit the GUIRR website to register for the webinar.

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ADVANCE Faculty Research Lecture: Biobehavioral Aspects of Cancer

Posted: November 2, 2018

Ohio State ADVANCE Faculty Research Lecture Series continues on Monday, November 5th  from 4 – 5 PM at the Research Commons, 18th Ave. Library (3rd Floor). Come and hear from our featured lecturer, Barbara Andersen, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology and her talk entitled, Biobehavioral Aspects of Cancer.


While we hope you can attend in person, should your schedule not permit you to do so, please use the below link to participate via CarmenConnect: carmenconnect.osu.edu/advance-andersen

Remote users will also need to have Adobe Flash player installed on their computer in order to join the webcast.

Upcoming Faculty Lectures: Save the Date
All events will take place at the same time and location.

January 14, 2019
Getting Where You Want To Be: Sharing Your Aspirations
Featured Lecturer: Alicia Bertone, DVM, PhD; Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School

February 5, 2019
The Rise of Women in Academia: Personal and Scholarly Insights
Featured Lecturer: Claudia Buchmann, PhD; Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology

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BETHA grant competition proposal

Posted: October 25, 2018

Full-time assistant, associate and full professors at Ohio State are invited to submit proposals for the 2019 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Endowment awards. The annual competition, funded by Battelle Memorial Institute, awards three to six projects (from $10,000 to $60,000) that examine the impact of science and technology on individuals and society. Emphasis is placed on educational/public service programs and collaborative projects. Submission deadline is Tuesday (11/27).

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Wysocki awarded $6.8 million NIH P41 grant

Posted: October 23, 2018

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $6.8 million P41 grant to create a national Resource for Native Mass Spectrometry Guided Structural Biology. Led by Vicki Wysocki, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Ohio Eminent Scholar and director of the Campus Chemical Instrument Center, the resource will develop advanced scientific instrumentation and computational tools for structural characterization of biomacromolecules. Ohio State co-investigators include faculty members Susan Olesik, Abraham Badu-Tawiah and Steffen Lindert.
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