CLOSINGtheGAP: The Power of Inclusive Entrepreneurship
How can your community create opportunities for aspiring business owners, regardless of background, ambitions, or location? Investing in an equitable entrepreneurship ecosystem goes beyond job creation. Entrepreneurship offers individuals and families the ability to achieve economic independence and lift the community around them.
Last spring, our 2018 Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit focused on creating economic growth through entrepreneurship in urban and rural communities. On Dec. 6, we will continue the conversation with three SourceLink network builders who will share programs and strategies for empowering women and minority entrepreneurs.
Please join us for our next Quarterly Conversation, an exclusive benefit for Sourcelink affiliate members!
Thursday, December 6, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. Central Time
Director, Entrepreneurship and Business Development, National Urban League, New York, New York
Caron Washington oversees the National Urban League’s 12 affiliate Signature Entrepreneurship Center Programs that provide leadership and skill training to minority entrepreneurs to start or grow businesses, win contracts and create jobs and wealth in their communities.
CEO, Roanhorse Consulting, Albuquerque, NM
Vanessa Roanhorse is a fierce advocate for Native-American women entrepreneurs and business leaders. Two-and-a-half years ago, she launched Roanhorse Consulting, LLC, to encourage economic empowerment from within Native America. Vanessa is a co-founder of Native Women Lead, an organization creating an inclusive pathway for native women entrepreneurs.
Director, Community and Business Development Hispanic Economic Development Corp., Kansas City, MO
Michael Carmona oversees HEDC’s Business Development Program and oversees projects including the Westside Equitable Neighborhood Development Initiative, to identify and develop community building resources and creating a Community Improvement District along Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City.