Conway Connect

About Us


Jill Ker Conway

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

The Jill Ker Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center catalyzes innovative solutions, entrepreneurial activity and financial education at Smith College – cultivating change agents prepared to succeed in a complex world.

What We Do

Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Financial Education:

Advance strategic thinking, organizational leadership and sustainable change by engaging the Smith community in experiences that encourage creativity, collaboration, problem solving and risk mitigation. We enable students to work collaboratively on activities that address real-world challenges.


Promote innovative strategies and opportunities to explore, experiment and create.


Cultivate entrepreneurial and business interests and pursuits.

Financial Education

Provide instruction and practical activities.


Our Team


Monica Dean

Administrative Director


René C. Heavlow

Program Director


Jennifer Kennedy

Administrative Assistant


Jo Ellen Warner

Communications Coordinator

Contact Us

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Our Office

146 Elm Street

Northampton, MA, 01063