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The Importance of Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone: Discover What's Holding You Back from Achieving Your Highest Potential

April 12, 2022

In-Person: Onward Eugene, 942 Olive St, Eugene
Virtual: Register to Receive Virtual Attendance Link

Join us as Caroline Cummings, RAIN's CEO, leads us to discover what's holding us back from achieving our highest potential. She'll talk about the importance of stepping outside of our comfort zones and the magic that can result when we do. 

This hybrid seminar will be offered in-person at Onward Eugene located at 942 Olive St in Eugene. Registration is not required to join in-person. If you'd like to join virtually, please register using the button below.

This Women's Innovation Network seminar is co-sponsored by the University of Oregon Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, the UO Innovation Partnership Services, and Onward Eugene.

A Note About Gender: We intend for the words "women" and "woman" to include anyone who identifies with the word. We recognize that gender is a broad spectrum, and we aim to celebrate everyone on this spectrum. We always welcome allies and accomplices to join us.

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Caroline Cummings

Caroline Cummings co-founded and served as CEO of two technology startups, raising close to $1 million for her ventures. She has helped many other entrepreneurs raise millions in capital. She has also personally invested in twenty-one startup companies and was instrumental in recruiting more women to join angel and venture funds in Oregon.

Caroline credits her success today to her ability to step outside of her comfort zone. As the CEO of RAIN, she leads a team of nineteen entrepreneurially minded individuals who provide outreach and support to small and rural communities globally.

Caroline coaches and mentors underrepresented entrepreneurs and builds strategic partnerships where the goal is to reduce barriers to starting a business. Her biggest passion is mentoring "the underdog" and providing opportunities to people who are bold enough to step outside their comfort zones to explore and share their talents with the world.

Innovation at the University of Oregon

UO's Innovation Initiative fosters a community of partners and serves as a hub of resources and activities. The initiative bolsters research commercialization, enhances entrepreneurship in Oregon, and propels the work of UO students, faculty, and staff into the world.

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