Three more entrepreneurial stars joined the Temple University League for Entrepreneurial Women Hall of Fame, during the 13th annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference.
Held Oct. 23 in Mitten Hall on Temple’s Main Campus, the conference featured a keynote speech by World TeamTennis CEO and Commissioner Ilana Kloss, two panel discussions focused on succeeding in the sport industry and maintaining work-life balance, the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and a resource expo for entrepreneurial women. This year’s conference was themed “Game Changers: Success Stories from Entrepreneurial Women in Sport.”
The conference followed an Oct. 22 Hall of Fame cocktail reception, honoring current and past inductees, at the new Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia’s Old City section.
The three women joining the Hall of Fame – a product of collaboration among the Temple Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), and Provost’s Office – were Temple alumnae with diverse backgrounds. Harriet Hamilton received a doctorate of education from STHM; Dace Viceps Madore received a Ph.D. from the College of Science and Technology; and RoseAnn B. Rosenthal received her bachelor’s degree from the College of Liberal Arts.
Hamilton is currently an associate professor of sport management at Alabama A&M University. She was the first black female athletic director appointed at an NCAA Division III school and was nationally honored by the Women’s Sports Foundation in 1990.
Madore was a key figure in the development of Prevnar, the first pediatric vaccine to target the Streptococcus family of bacteria. Prior to Prevnar, which was marketed by Madore’s employer Praxis Biologics, the bacteria was estimated to cause about 12,000 cases of bloodstream infections, meningitis and other invasive diseases; roughly 53,000 cases of pneumonia; and about 1 million ear infections in U.S. children each year.
Rosenthal, President and CEO of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, has forty years of experience in business investment, regional planning and economic development. Ben Franklin is a national model for technology innovation, investing in innovative enterprises and creating commercialization partnerships throughout the region. Rosenthal is a Board Member of numerous regional companies and organizations, and is an inaugural member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She has led and supported initiatives to stimulate investments in women-owned and operated technology enterprises, including the formation of the Alliance for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE).
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Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania is a national, award winning organization for Stimulating Entrepreneurial Potential, through entrepreneurship, technology and innovation. For thirty years, Ben Franklin has grown technology companies and partnerships through Capital, Knowledge and Networks that help innovative enterprises compete in the global marketplace, generating wealth and supporting regional economic growth. Ben Franklin has invested more than $165 million to grow more than 1,750 regional enterprises, across all areas of technology. It has launched university/industry partnerships that accelerate scientific discoveries to commercialization. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and is funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority.
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