U-M, community organizations promote global entrepreneurship

Global Entrepreneurship

Nada Heggy, an Egyptian entrepreneur, takes part in an active listening exercise with other program participants. Photo by Eva Menezes.

ANN ARBOR—Fourteen Middle Eastern and North African entrepreneurs are at the University of Michigan to learn firsthand how to succeed in their fields, as part of a U.S. Department of State-sponsored program that partners U-M experts with southeastern Michigan community organizations.

“This program is unique in that it not only offers professional development opportunities for the participants, but also cultivates the kind of people-to-people connections that help to dilute stereotypes and lead to better mutual understanding and respect,” said Barbara Peitsch, who directs the program based at the U-M Institute for Social Research. Continue reading