Macaulay Honors College is thrilled to host a lively discussion on women entrepreneurs and women in tech featuring alumna Natalia Sandor ’20 (CSI). Natalia is founder of Sand Bars Handcrafted a wholesale, small batch ice cream sandwich company. Sandor, a business guru in her own right will share the challenges she faced as well as advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. Joining her in conversation will be student moderator, Syeda S. Tabassum ’24 (Brooklyn) a sophomore majoring in computer science, ethics and urban studies. This summer, she is excited to be returning as a Software Engineer Intern at American Express.
Natalia Sandor is an unconventional, an ice cream enthusiast and a creative with a love for slam poetry. Natalia earned her BS in Business Management in 2020 from CSI Macaulay. Post-graduation, Natalia has submerged herself in startup culture as the proud owner and founder of Sand Bars Handcrafted, an ice cream sandwich company based in NY.
In 2020, Natalia began working as a business developer for ERMOS and co-founded NDResearch which invests in small business development/ ideation. More recently, Natalia started a part time position at the College of Staten Island as a Blackstone LaunchPad Coordinator. It is here where she helps student entrepreneurs find the resources they need to propel their businesses.
Natalia is a doer. She is an advocate for gender equality, supporting local businesses and for LGBTQ+ rights. Natalia is passionate about implementing environmental programs and is all about giving people the means to share their authentic voices with the world. Natalia hopes to make our culture more inclusive through her various entrepreneurial efforts.
Syeda Tabassum is originally from Bangladesh and a proud Queens resident. She is a Macaulay Honors student at Brooklyn College pursuing an interdisciplinary major combining Computer Science, Ethics, and Urban Studies. With her experience in computer science, she has interned at American Express, Girls Who Code, and Barclays. This summer, she is excited to be returning as a Software Engineer Intern at American Express.
Aside from her interest in tech, she has various creative pursuits with an emphasis on art and film-making. She is especially passionate about the intersection of art and culture in New York City. Currently, she works as a Producing Assistant for a non-profit Theater company called “The Assembly ”, where she helps in producing a Broadway musical set to premiere next fall.
In the future, Syeda hopes to make a lasting impact on the world by improving diversity and accessibility in both the art and tech sector, and also has dreams of launching her own tech startup focused on cybersecurity and digital media.
This is an event taking place virtually. Additional details may be sent to you after registration.