August 20, 2019 FAC/STAFF

Join Gabby Douglas to Support the Women of Tomorrow

As Melinda Gates said, “When you lift up women, you lift up humanity.” The JCU entrepreneurship team are bringing together 1,000 high school girls for the 2019 Dare to Dream Retreat to invest in our future.

The Retreat will take place on November 18, 2019 at the Ohio Theatre from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. This has quickly become the signature event for our women’s entrepreneurship program at John Carroll University. It is our chance to show young women around Northeast Ohio that we are their advocates, that we believe in them, that they can Dream Big, and that they can achieve their goals.

We need female mentors/guides for each small group of girls – the guide would sit with a group of 6-10 girls throughout the day, and help them stay engaged and work through a series of activities to develop their idea, practice vulnerability, and set small goals to move closer to their dream becoming a reality. Please contact Doan Winkel at if you’re interested in being a guide.

During the day, the young women will be guided by a variety of amazing women, including three-time Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas.

Each girl will arrive with an idea in her head that seems a little scary to her, and will leave with the confidence and a few small steps to start moving toward making that idea a reality.

Visit or email Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship Director Doan Winkel at for more information.