/  February 6, 2017

Two Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Inspire Students with their Leadership Stories

From left to right: Veronica Guenther, a senior student in Economics, Community, Environment & Planning, Ken Myer, and Amanda Twiss

Two of UW CoMotion’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Amanda Twiss and Ken Myer, spoke at one of the Husky Leadership Initiative's Fireside Chat series early in February. The event provided a venue for students to have a conversation with a diverse range of civic, corporate, and campus leaders. They tackled personal journeys and experiences that touched on leadership successes, failures, and challenges.

Amanda Twiss is a serial entrepreneur with experience in founding, financing, building and exiting companies. She co-founded four technology startups and participated in leadership roles and on boards in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Ken Myer is an interim executive and advisor providing both strategic and hands-on assistance to companies across industries. For more than 25 years, Ken has helped launch, lead or turn around companies ranging in size from startups to Fortune 100.

The hope of the event was to inspire students through the narratives of both legends and enable them to build their own leadership competence and confidence.