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Louisville Branch of the St. Louis Fed Connects Business Leaders with Local High School Students


The Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis hosted an entrepreneurship speaker series for students in the business and technology tracks at Central High School Magnet Career Academy in Louisville.

The speakers were Cathy Zion, publisher of three magazines: Today’s Woman, Today’s Transitions and Today’s Family; Vidya Ravichandran, president of GlowTouch Technologies; and Audwin Helton, president and CEO of Spatial Data Integrations Inc. The entrepreneurs shared their success stories, expertise and the real-world lessons they have learned to help students succeed after graduation.

The speakers targeted the business-track students at Central, who take courses in management, economics, finance, marketing and human resources. Additionally, the last two talks also included the technology-track students, as the speakers respective businesses are in the technology industry.

Promoting education on entrepreneurial skills is part of the mission of the Economic Education department of the Louisville Branch and the St. Louis Fed. All three presentations were recorded and will be condensed down to an hour-long video so that others may benefit from the entrepreneurs’ insight. Once complete, the video will be available at no-cost on our Economic Education website. For questions regarding this event or any of the Economic Education programs at the Louisville Branch, contact Erin Yetter, economic education specialist, at