It's Women's History Month!
From American Express OPEN:
"As of 2016, it is estimated that there are now 11.3 million (11,313,900) women-owned businesses in the United States, employing nearly 9 million people (8,976,100) and generating over $1.6 trillion ($1,622,763,800,000) in revenues. Between 2007 and 2016, the number of women-owned firms increased by 45%, compared to just a 9% increase among all businesses. Therefore, over the past nine years, the number of women-owned firms has grown at a rate fully five times faster than the national average."
Women are doing good things when it comes to making an economic impact in our communities. This month we're going to hear from a panel of women who will share about their successful careers, including overcoming challenges and barriers they faced while building their careers and growing their business/organization, finding inspiration, balancing life and more.
Dr. Andrea Douglas, Executive Director, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
Devy Goradia, owner, Accounting Solutions
Simona Holloway-Warren, Senior Sales Associate & Community Liaison, Carter Myers Automotive
Allison Linney, owner, Allison Partners
Diverse Backgrounds. Diverse Perspectives. Diverse Successes. All Women.
The purpose of the Chamber Business Diversity Council (CBDC) is to grow and support minority businesses by facilitating the startup of new businesses and the successful running of existing businesses via presentations, discussions, networking, conferences, etc.
CBDC will also host networking events for chamber members & community*. These events are hosted in partnership with other businesses and organizations to further promote and support business diversity:
April Event to Be Announced
June Diversity Networking Mixer
September 19 Signature Event (incl. registration/fee)
December Holiday Mixer
*Dates to be announced.