Their first visitor was SUA alumna Courtnay Cousino '95, owner and founder of SIP Coffee, a local Toledo coffee shop. She discussed with how she started and operates her own small business with the students. Cousino's vision for SIP Coffee was to not only offer a variety of quality coffee products, but to create an atmosphere for people to gather and socialize.
The class' second guest speaker was Zobaida Falah, a social entrepreneur known for integrating market sustainable business practice into social needs. Falah created the CURE Bar, the first nutritional snack bar to implement black seed. Her company focuses on creating products that promote health and wellness while giving back to the less fortunate.
Because the St. Ursula Academy faculty and staff feel so strongly about young women becoming leaders and self-advocates, we offer four elective classes in our “Women In…” series to help them envision themselves in future careers.
Our Women in Leadership course allows students to uncover and understand the unique challenges, constraints, and opportunities that face women today as they ascend to leadership positions in organizations. Topics include recognizing the dynamics of power, authority, and influence; being different; managing multiple roles; and managing social expectations of women. Concepts and research insights from psychology, sociology, and business are part of the curriculum.
Women in Leadership guest speaker and SUA alumna Courtnay Cousino '95