Sunday, March 08, 2009

Real-life role models in business and life honored at George Washington University School of Business on March 9, 2009.

I was honored to be a judge in the Hot Mommas' project .The Hot Mommas® Project is an award-winning leadership initiative raising self-efficacy of women and girls through exposure to role models.  Kathy Korman Frey, is the founder of the Hot Mommas Project and George Washington University School of Business adjunct professor of management. You can read some of the case studies here http://www.hotmommasproject.org/casebrowse.aspx

In concert with International Women’s Day, dynamic women from around the world are descending upon Washington because of their association with the “Hot Mommas Project,” an initiative housed at the George Washington University School of Business which produces “role models on paper.” These women will be honored on March 9 at a Hoffman Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Linda Rabbitt, CEO and chairman of Rand Construction, a member of the Washington Business Hall of Fame and a former Washingtonian of the year. The event promises to be a powerhouse of inspiration for women in business, and those who support them.
The Hot Mommas® Project is an award-winning leadership initiative raising self-efficacy of women and girls through exposure to role models. The project produces Harvard Business School-modeled case studies with unique twists including personal challenges such as work-life balance and “aha moments” of the protagonists. “Unique twists is kind of an understatement. Some of our case studies at HotMommasProject.org will make your jaw drop,” said Kathy Korman Frey, founder of the Hot Mommas Project and George Washington University School of Business adjunct professor of management. “Saranne is a stage-four cancer survivor who started a major charity. Kelly is a high school drop-out who went on to home school herself and start a successful marketing company. Many of these amazing women are traveling from around the globe to be with us on March 9. The energy in the air will be electric.”

The Hot Mommas Project case studies form what is now the world’s largest free case study database, thus supporting the initiative’s major goal: Providing access to authentic role models anytime, anywhere, at no cost.
Ms. Rabbitt’s speech at the March 9 event will be followed by an announcement of the Hot Mommas Project 2008-2009 case study competition winners. The winning case authors will be published in a leading Prentice Hall textbook and featured in PINK magazine in addition to receiving thousands in prizes from sponsors including SEPHORA, Beijo Bags, David & Golaith, ENCtees, Green Valley Spa, MovtivMode consulting, artist Morten Fadum, and others.
The Hot Mommas Project is an independent venture housed at the George Washington University School of Business. It is included in the mission of the GWSB Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence. The project is supported in part by a gift from Linda Rabbitt, a GW alum, and software developer FMS, Inc. To attend the event, email info ( @ ) HotMommasProject dot org dot

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