Alumnae Participate in Truman’s Women Entrepreneurship Week


Truman will conduct two events in conjunction with Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW), a global movement to celebrate and inspire female founders.

The BIG Idea will take place 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 19 in Magruder Hall 1000 and via Zoom. This event is hosted by President Thomas and facilitated by Janet Gooch, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. The panelists are Madelaine Anderson (’11), Laci Cook (’03) and Stephanie McGrew (’10). Anderson is the co-founder and creative director of Talus Films, a full-service video production company that partners with innovative brands to create emotionally compelling films to inspire their audiences. Cook is the founder of Sip Downtown, a spirits and small plates restaurant opened in 2021 in Kirksville. McGrew is the founder of Lone Star Physiques and owner of the local Kirksville Escape Room. Registration for this event can be found here.

Financing the BIG Idea will take place 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 21 in Magruder Hall 2001 or via Zoom. Facilitated by Mindy McCubbin (’97), owner and founder of Truman Wealth Advisors in Columbia, Missouri, the panelists include Kathleen Bruegenhemke (’86), Hannah Magee (’13) and McGrew (’10). Bruegenhemke is the chief risk and operations officer of Hawthorn Bank in addition to serving as senior vice president of Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. Magee is the owner of Weston Wine Company, a winery and tasting room in historic Weston, Missouri. Registration for this event can be found here.

Students will have the opportunity to meet and interact with a number of inspirational women about their entrepreneurial journeys. After presentations, the panelists will have a question-and-answer session. These events are open to all students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of Truman.
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