This past weekend I was back at my alma mater, Yale University. As part of a celebration marking 40 years of coeducation at Yale, I was invited to screen the first full length documentary I ever made: “Boola Boola…Yale Goes Coed”.
It was great to be back at Yale; a place that holds wonderful memories for me. I was reminded of how much I learned at the tender age of 21 when I conducted the interviews for our film. These women paved the way for all of us – Yale was truly a bastion of male power until 1969, when women were begrudgingly admitted amidst vocal protests from a large percentage of the alumni.
Before the screening, I met with a group of students interested in starting their own businesses. Eight aspiring entrepreneurs got up early (early for students!) to meet for breakfast at one of my old favorite spots, the charming Claire’s Cornucopia. Over decadent Lithuanian Coffee Cake we talked about how Little Pim was launched and what obstacles I had to overcome to start the business. They shared some of their business ideas in various stages of incubation. It was great to meet Yale’s future entrepreneurs, and perhaps future Mompreneurs, who knows?
I wish them all the best of luck and, since I agree with Woody Allen that showing up is 90% of success, they are all on their way to making it.