Dr. Patti Greene
I have an eclectic career path: drug store soda clerk, server, temp, inventory auditor, nursing home administrator, professor (Rutgers and University of Missouri – Kansas City), dean, provost, program designer (Babson College), presidential appointee (Director, Women’s Bureau, US Dept of Labor), investor (Portfolia), start-up supporter (Tilted Windmill Games) and now Director of Research at Uplevyl. Along the way, I earned three degrees: BS from the Pennsylvania State University, MBA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Ph.D. from the UT@Austin. My program design work included serving as the founding national academic director for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. I also served as the global academic director for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative. Most recently, I led the design team for FMO and their EmPow(H)er program to be offered in developing economies around the world. The theme across almost everything I have done and continue to do is the advancement of women in the workforce, particularly women business owners. Of the things I’ve published, my favorites are those written with others: the Diana Project for Clearing the Hurdles: Women Building High Growth Businesses and Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach (volumes I and II with H. Neck and C. Brush). Working with Uplevyl is exciting as it brings together my personal mission with an extreme focus on how we use technology to change the world of work for women.