Amazing women featured at WEOP's Women's Small Business Month Economic Equity Business Forum on October 27, 2021

By: Women's Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project, Inc.
ATLANTA - Oct. 25, 2021 - PRLog -- Contact:

(Atlanta GA) The Women's Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project (WEOP) will celebrate Women's Small Business Month with a business forum. The event, Economic Equity: Advancing Women of Color in Business, was created with the leadership and direction of women of color who can relate to the challenges Black Indigenous Women of Color (BIWOC) face and are passionate about supporting and empowering the community. WEOP has celebrated Women's History Month for twenty years, bringing women together to share, network, and learn from each other.

The conversations featured during this business forum support the following important pillars: Impact, Progress, Insights, Purpose, and Future.

A group of amazing women joins the celebration, including: Rashida Winfrey, Vice-President Underserved Populations, JP Morgan Chase; Terri Denison, Georgia District Director of the Small Business Administration; Kim Schofield, Georgia State Representative; Jessica Taylor, National Director of 10,000 Small Businesses at Goldman Sach's; Charmaine Davis, Regional Director, Southeast Region IV, for the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau; and many more.

This special event will also feature keynote speaker Melissa L. Bradley, the co-founder of Ureeka and 1863 Ventures, an organization that accelerates black and brown entrepreneurs through rigorous leadership training and strategic market access. Bradley raised $8M to build a platform that gives small businesses access to coaching and capital.

The pandemic has created economic uncertainty worldwide, especially for women- and minority-owned businesses. "As we navigate through this crisis, it is critical for WEOP to lead efforts that will mobilize the community to address challenges and propose solutions," says WEOP's founder, Antionette Ball, who will open the ceremony with a welcoming speech. "The forum is designed to provide a platform for engaging discussions that focus on policies and practices that lead to equitable opportunities and outcomes for women in business," Ball adds. "Working collaboratively with partners, we will discuss ways to break down challenges and create ladders of opportunity for BIWOC entrepreneurs through collective community action."

Economic Equity: Advancing Women of Color in Business is sponsored by JP Morgan Chase, Georgia Power, and ADP. WEOP combines efforts with The Coalition of Women's Economic Network (COWEN), the Small Business Majority and Delta Sigma Theta. The groups consist of dedicated community and business professionals with the vested interest of collective organizing to tackle the issues and challenges that continue to plague women of color in business.

About Women's Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project (WEOP)

Founded in 1999, The Women's Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project, Inc. promotes initiatives that foster the economic advancement of women with projects that focus on social justice, entrepreneurship, financial sustainability, and civic engagement.

For additional details and registration visit: 404.681.2497

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