Chamber Business Diversity Council Networking Meeting- Women's History Month Theme

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Name: Chamber Business Diversity Council Networking Meeting- Women's History Month Theme
Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

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.

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
2nd Floor of the Jefferson School City Center
Charlottesville, VA 
Date/Time Information:

4th Thursday of each month*

*Subject to change due to chamber or other CBDC-related events. Advance notice will be given. 
Contact Information:
Andrea D. Copeland-Whitsett

Monthly meetings free to attend
Light refreshments provided
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