Solar pioneer to deliver Wettlaufer lecture
By Communications Staff
September 10, 2012
Your passion might be found in the most unlikely places.
For Eden Full, it was solar panels, and she turned her passion into a successful business, Roseicollis Technologies Inc., bringing solar energy to developing countries. Join her for an uplifting message as she provides insights into her personal leadership journey and discovery of her passions. She will also give advice on how you can do the same.
Full will present Passion Prevails: The Journey to Leadership, part of the J.J. Wettlaufer Distinguished Visitor Lecture Series, at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, followed by a conversation with Richard Ivey School of Business professors Tima Bansal and Claus Rerup in Room 1R40, Ivey (old building). The presentation will be webcast live.
Full studied for two years at Princeton University and is currently taking gap years to work on her start-up full time after being selected for the inaugural class of the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship. Named one of the 30 Under 30 in Forbes’ Energy category for 2012 and Ashoka’s Youth Social Entrepreneur of the Year, she founded Roseicollis Technologies to take her solar panel tracking invention, SunSaluter, to developing communities and established markets that need them.
The SunSaluter won the Mashable/UN Foundation Startups for Social Good Challenge and was awarded the runner-up prize at the 2011 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. While at Princeton, Eden initiated TEDxPrincetonU.
Proudly Canadian, she was born and raised in Calgary. After coxing for the Princeton lightweight women’s team, Full was selected to be the coxswain for the 2012 Rowing Canada’s senior women’s development team, where they won a gold medal at Holland Beker and the Remenham Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta, beating the German Olympic boat.
This lecture series was established to express our profound appreciation and to pay tribute to (Jack J.) J.J Wettlaufer, a long-time faculty member who played a pivotal role in shaping the School. Jack was a faculty member for more than 40 years, was dean from 1963-78, and helped develop the school’s first executive programs. He died in 1992, and the former executive development centre in Mississauga was named in his honour.
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