The American Association of University Women will host Pat Duncan, who will discuss the mentoring programs and workshops available to entrepreneurs through SCORE at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Waveny House, New Canaan.
SCORE has served more than 10 million existing and aspiring small business owners since its inception and helps to create more than 58,000 new businesses and more than 71,000 jobs annually. There are 330 SCORE chapters with some 11,000 volunteer mentors across the nation.
Duncan will share some case experiences and speak about the progress she sees women making in starting and growing businesses. Volunteer opportunities as well as the qualifications needed to serve will be covered during her discussion.
She started her career with the Xerox Education Division in New York City and Washington, D.C., in sales and later as sales manager for the East Coast. After five years, she started a business designing, manufacturing and selling a line of jigsaw puzzles and games to thousands of independent stores as well as to Walmart and Target. The business was bought in 2007 and Duncan went on to join the Fairfield County SCORE chapter, mentoring and consulting to other individuals wanting to start a business or needing to grow their existing small businesses.