Women’s Entrepreneurship Lunch | Allison Zimmermann
April 13, 2023 | Entrepreneur Resources•Events•Local Life
Please join ICAD and the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) for a great opportunity to network with other women entrepreneurs in the area and make lasting business connections. Let’s empower each other and define what it means to be a woman doing business in Iowa City. This event is free and lunch will be served.
We’re excited to welcome Allison Zimmermann, CEO of Foundations in Learning, as our guest speaker!
We look forward to seeing you there! Kindly RSVP by 4/13/23 by 8pm.
Allison currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Foundations in Learning, the developer of WordFlight. WordFlight is an online assessment and intervention solution for the 30-50% of grades 2-8 students who cannot achieve reading fluency and comprehension because of deficits in their foundational reading skills. She previously served as the Chief Strategy Officer for the company. Allison brings over fifteen years of experience working in the education sector to drive equity and opportunity for students. She has worked as a teacher, administrator, and consultant, providing strategic support to schools, non-profits, start-ups, and Fortune 500 companies across the country.
Prior to joining FIL, Allison launched NewView, a non-profit focused on creating tri-sector solutions for society’s largest challenges. She continues to serve on the board of the organization. Allison began her career as a special education middle school teacher in New York City and a Teach for America corps member. Allison graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in International Relations and Political Science. She received a M.S.Ed. in Middle School General and Special Education from Bank Street College and MPP and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan.