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Resources

The Innovation Hub Webinar Series features brings together UMass Lowell experts and outside guests for engaging workshops on a variety of topics related to business, entrepreneurship, leadership and more.

Here’s a sampling of some of our recent programming. Sign up for our e-newsletter to learn about all our future events and programs.

SHE-CESSION: Understanding the challenges and the opportunities facing women’s careers

As the pandemic threatens to dismantle decades of progress of working women, this workshop addressed the challenges and opportunities ahead with respect to flexible work, career transitions, and continued progress for working women. Our speaker was UMass Lowell Prof. Beth Humberd, Ph.D., an expert on worker identity, gender & diversity, relational dynamics in organizations, and the changing nature of work. Not only did Prof. Humberd address the current climate, she offered active steps to building career success and how to mentor and support women in your own networks and organizations.



Do you feel like an imposter in your career?

Professionals who feel self-doubt, undeserving of their success, or inadequate in their workplace, may be suffering from Imposter Syndrome. In this webinar, led by women’s leadership coach Kim Meninger, we addressed common triggers of Imposter Syndrome, why it tends to impact women in traditionally male-dominated fields, and strategies to building confidence to help achieve career goals.



Maximize the benefits of online networking events

Networking today certainly looks different than just a few months ago. With nearly all business events now occurring in a virtual space, how do you experience connections and develop opportunities that can help your business and network grow? Kevin Willett, CEO of the New England B2B Networking Group, led this interactive discussion on how to maximize the benefits of attending online networking events.



Intellectual Property considerations for entrepreneurs and startup companies

Small and large companies alike struggle with developing strategies for protecting their intellectual property. At the same time, investors would like to valuate and monetize a company’s intellectual property (IP), which is often the most valuable asset of a company. Protecting IP can be essential to obtaining venture capital funding or preventing competitors or foreign actors from illicitly making your product or using your identity. Patent attorneys from Schmeiser Olsen & Watts LLP help offer guidance to develop a successful patent strategy for your new business.