WMU News

Making the most of the Internet

April 19, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Should you jump on the information superhighway? A local technology consultant will tell businesswomen how to make the most of the Internet at a Western Michigan University presentation Thursday, May 3.

Technology consultant Jackie Bishop will present "The Internet: A Building Block for Your Business," from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce building, 346 W. Michigan Ave. The program, part of a monthly series of workshops offered by WMU's Women's Business Development Center, is free and open to the public.

In her talk, Bishop will examine how women can use the Internet for business-to-business transactions as well as discuss Web site marketing and e-commerce.

In her technology consulting business, Bishop aids businesses in integrating the Internet into their work and provides management training for information technology professionals. A professional with more than 30 years experience in the computer industry, she has worked for such organizations as the Edward Lowe Foundation, Indiana University and General Electric. Bishop serves on the advisory board for WMU's Women's Business Development Center, and she has been active for 15 years in the Association for Information Technology Professionals, serving at the local, regional and national levels. She earned her bachelor's degree in mathematics from Oakland University and a master's degree in operations research from Union College.

WMU's Haworth College of Business established the Women's Business Development Center in 1999 to offer support to female professionals and entrepreneurs through training, group and individual problem-solving consultation, current business information and networking opportunities.

Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact WBDC Director Pat Guenther at (616) 387-2714 or <patricia.guenther@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Jessica English, 616 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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