Meghan Florkowski is director of the WISE: Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Women’s Business Center (WBC).
Among her professional experiences, she led a portfolio of entrepreneurship training programs at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University that reached over 30,000 military service connected individuals. One notable program in this portfolio (V-WISE) was for women veterans, which Florkowski grew into a nationally-recognized program that reached over 2,000 women veterans across 49 states.
During her time with the V-WISE program, her work was highlighted in over 75 media outlets, including Entrepreneur Magazine, MSNBC, the Washington Post and Military Times. The V-WISE program was recognized in 2015 by Harvard’s Kennedy School as a bright idea.
Florkowski also worked in employer relations at Le Moyne College, as an operations manager for the USO, as a military transition career training leader in Europe, and as a captain in the U.S. Army, among other positions.
She earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering psychology from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a master of science in exercise science and health promotion from California University of Pennsylvania.