SEG Mentor and WBC Director Amelia Lobo ‘99 nominated for Principal Financial’s Women of Innovation Prize 2013
Amelia Lobo ‘99, one of SEG’s keystone mentors and a Grinnell alumn, has been nominated for Principal Financial’s Women of Innovation Prize (see the nomination announcement here). She worked for over five years at ACCION USA and is now the Director of the Women’s Business Center at ISED Ventures in Des Moines. From their site:
Since joining ISED Ventures as Director of the Women’s Business Center, Amelia has extended the Center’s work to Spanish speaking business owners, increased education in social media marketing, and created stronger ties to the Central Iowa chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Currently, Ms. Lobo and her team are using a crowdfunding approach to raising money for a new computer lab for the Women’s Business Center. They are using a platform called startsomegood. The campaign’s goals are to buy laptop computers that can be used for hands-on teaching of social media marketing, website creation, accounting software and other computer tools.
Congratulations to Ms. Lobo and continued thanks for the innovative work you’re doing.