FIU’s Women Center celebrates entrepreneurship at a women’s bazaar (includes video story)

On March 27, the Women’s Center at Florida International University (FIU) organized the first International Women’s Bazaar in the Biscayne Bay Campus Wolfe University Center. 

The event was designed to celebrate diversity and promote women’s entrepreneurship in South Florida as a form of economic opportunity and growing lifestyle. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., women business owners from Miami-Dade and Broward County came together to showcase their brands and products to the FIU community.

Several business owners agreed that entrepreneurship can be a lonely path and expressed gratitude to the FIU community for providing them with a space to connect.

“Be around the community,” said Felicia Gauthier, owner of Amaya’s Beauty Bar. “That’s the point of women’s business. A lot of times as small business owners, you feel like you are alone and you don’t get support.”

Amelia Orjuela Da Silva is a senior majoring in digital journalism with a minor in social media and E-marketing analytics. After graduation, she wishes to pursue a career in the entertainment field as a writer/reporter to shine a light on stories that need to be discovered.

Laura Palfrey is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in digital communication and media. After graduation, Laura hopes to pursue a television career as an NBC producer. She also enjoys photography, traveling, and watching movies.