Joan Gillman
biography :: conference marerials
Joan Gillman has been the Executive Director for USASBE (US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship), the US affiliate of the International Council for Small Business, since 1989. Gillman coordinates the functions of a comprehensive organization of 800+ outstanding researchers, scholars, teachers, administrators, and policymakers interested in entrepreneurship and small business. Gillman coordinates activities with The Coleman Foundation, the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and The Edward Lowe Foundation as well as develops strategic alliances for the organization. Also, Gillman currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Council for Small Business and assists with international programming. Gillman teaches business planning, motivation, strategic planning, networking skills for success, and time and stress management for groups around the country. She trains trainers to teach entrepreneurship in Macedonia, Bulgaria and Croatia for the Open Society Institute, the nonprofit foundation of George Soros, where she has started centers for entrepreneurship.