LISTEN --> FreshFaces Podcast: Doan Winkel of John Carroll University


The FreshFaces podcast is back for season two! Hosted by FreshWater contributing editor Jen Jones Donatelli, this limited-run series shines the spotlight on six Cleveland trailblazers affecting change in their communities — namely the 2020 Fresh Innovators, as honored at Spark 2020: Grit to Great event in September 2020 by the Cleveland Leadership Center and Marcum LLP, in tandem with FreshWater Cleveland. (To purchase post-event access to keynotes, workshops, and the Fresh Innovator Showcase, click here.)

For Doan Winkel, entrepreneurship isn’t a career path, it’s a way of being. He’s sharing that mindset with students at John Carroll University as the director of the Edward M. Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship.

In this episode, Doan discusses the school's work with the Cleveland Neighborhoods Project in the Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood, why he's made empowering women a core part of the curriculum, and his vision for shaping the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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Jen Jones Donatelli
Jen Jones Donatelli

About the Author: Jen Jones Donatelli

As an enthusiastic CLE-vangelist, Jen Jones Donatelli enjoys diving headfirst into her work with FreshWater Cleveland. Upon moving back to Cleveland after 16 years in Los Angeles, Jen served as FreshWater's managing editor for two years (2017-2019) and continues her work with the publication as a contributing editor and host of the FreshFaces podcast.

When not typing the day away at her laptop, she teaches writing and creativity classes through her small business Creative Groove, as well as Literary Cleveland, Cleveland State University, and more. Jen is a proud graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.