In this episode of Chic Perspectives, Elizabeth Gordon interviews Kathleen Kurre – President, Fusion Advisors and former Executive-in-Residence, Interdisciplinary Institute for Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Georgia Tech.
Kathleen Kurre held senior executive positions at Intellego and Healthcare Recoveries, both started with venture capital. She routinely shares her insights and experiences through writing and speaking and works with individuals and organizations as they integrate mind, body, spirit and emotions for success. She recently completed a Masters of Divinity in Spiritual Peacemaking and is working on her first book Doorways of Peace.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Purdue University with Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, Kathleen began her career in computer technology. Her passion emerged quickly: creating systems that connect imagination with reality. After having held analyst and manager positions for Kentucky Fried Chicken, PNC Bank, KPMG and senior management positions with Humana Inc. and Aegon Corporation, Kathleen formally stepped into the creative world of entrepreneurship by joining Healthcare Recoveries, Inc. (HRI) a venture capital backed healthcare, technology services company.
In this Chic Perspective, Elizabeth interviews Kathleen as she recaps a presentation she gave on the topic of female entrepreneurship at the 10th Global Powerful Businesswomen & Leaders Summit (WOIBEX 2008) held on March 8-9 at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, UAE. Kathleen talks about how women start, and run business differently than men and what challenges and opportunities this represents.