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Women's Series - Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative

  • 10 Sep 2020
  • 11:30 AM


We cordially invite you to virtually join us on
September 10th from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

To learn about the City of Atlanta’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) and Meet the Entrepreneurs of the 2020 cohort

We will hear firsthand pitches from WEI’s 2020 cohort and engage in conversation on how to drive partnerships and go global

According to the 2019 State of Women Owned Businesses Report, women owned business represent 13 million businesses, employ 9.4 million workers, and generate $1.9 trillion of revenue. Between 2014 and 2019, the number of women owned businesses grew to a total of 21%, while all other businesses increase by 9%. Atlanta is ranked second in growth of number of women-owned firms among the top 50 U.S. metropolitan areas with a 49.3% increase over the past five years. 

" WEI serves to provide unprecedented access to the human, educational and financial capital critical to empowering early stage company-building entrepreneurs, who just so happen to be women. While we recognize and diligently work to revolutionize the economic and social inequities faced by women business owners, we also stand firm in our belief that being a women and an entrepreneur can mutually coexist, and marginalization based on gender must be minimized, in order for talent to be maximized.." 

Monica Delores Hooks, the Executive Director of Atlanta’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, will present WEI’s mission

Following her presentation we will hear 1 min pitches from 15 members of the 2020 cohort

 The discussion will be moderated by Vanessa Ibarra, Director, Mayor's Office of International Affairs & Trade.

September 10

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

This presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

***As a courtesy, this program is open and free for members and non members

but registration is required.***

BABC-Georgia is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 210 N Interstate Pkwy, Atlanta GA 30339

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