|Who is it?||Entrepreneur|
|Birth Place||Reno, Nevada, United States|
|Residence||Reno, Nevada, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Nevada, Reno (MBA)|
|Known for||Owner and President of Sierra Nevada Corporation, Dream Chaser mini space shuttle|
Eren Ozmen has prioritized maintaining a healthy work-life balance by promoting family-friendly policies within the corporate culture. In 1991 she established an on-site daycare for employees.
In 2014, Eren and Fatih Ozmen donated $5 million to the University of Nevada, Reno to create a permanent center for entrepreneurship at the university’s college of Business. The Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship supports and enhances the university’s entrepreneurial programs in order to stimulate the creation of new Business ventures.
In late 2016, in honor of Fatih’s 35th anniversary, SNC announced an investment of $1.5 million in a planned aerospace gallery at Wings Over the Rockies’ expansion site at Centennial Airport. The new Exploration of FLIGHT center will feature a new wing to be called the Ozmen Black Sky Space Gallery and aims to develop Future aviators and aerospace professionals through growing educational outreach initiatives and a Future aerospace charter school. Actor/pilot Harrison Ford made the surprise announcement to more than 1,000 SNC employees and guests at SNC’s year-end event in Denver.
In 2017, Eren and Fatih Ozmen launched Ozmen Ventures, a seed and early-stage venture capital fund headquartered in Reno. The $5 million fund aims to invest in young and dynamic local startups and cultivate the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Because of her relentless focus on innovation, SNC was featured in the cover story of the May 2017 edition of Popular Science "The Future of Space Travel."