School of Business Leads UN Celebration of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

photo - GWSB Professor Ayman El Tarabishy speaks at the United Nations
Professor Ayman El Tarabishy speaks at the United Nations.
July 23, 2019

GWSB was the lead academic institution at the “Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day” at the United Nations on June 26-27. The global event was attended by more than 400 delegates from 50-plus countries, representing business leaders, government officials and academics from all around the world.

A number of GWSB MBA students traveled to the U.N. headquarters in New York City for the event, and Liesl Riddle, associate dean for graduate programs, Ayman El Tarabishy, deputy chairperson and professor of management and executive director of the International Council for Small Business, and George Solomon, professor of management and director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, all in took part in the formal proceedings.

Dr. Riddle participated in a panel discussion on “Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs as Peace and Development Actors.” Dr. Solomon sat on a panel on “Social Entrepreneurship and Sustaining Peace.” Dr. El Tarabishy served as moderator for both the opening and closing sessions of the program.

GWSB in partnership with the International Council for Small Business has been working the United Nations the past five years in the area of entrepreneurship, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and small business development. GWSB brings its leadership and expertise in the intersection of research and policy to the UN.