Dozens of women of color gathered to network and learn from local special guest speakers and entrepreneurs such as Katty Ibarra, director of San Diego and Imperial Women’s Business Center; Juliet Terramin, business development officer at Accessity; Maya Madsen, owner and founder of America’s #1 black-owned gourmet vegan cookie company, Maya’s Cookies; and C.J. Smith, business growth strategist at Revenue Boss.
Female-identifying business owners and leaders face challenges and experiences that are unique to women and women of color. Listening and learning from other experienced businesswomen, while at the same time having the opportunity to network, is one way to cultivate community and connection while learning about how to grow a business to the next level.
The SHE Means Business summit brings together local businesswomen to provide essential knowledge, resources, and community to female entrepreneurs and also intends to lift up the younger generation of female entrepreneurs and business leaders in San Diego. The five-hour program included a presentation, in-person sessions, a networking lunch, and topics of discussion such as goal-setting, financial literacy, and digital marketing.
The County of San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce is committed to empowering entrepreneurs through generational wealth education and continues to have a positive impact within communities of color in San Diego through events that uplift people of color. Park & Market is pleased to be an open door to positive engagement partnerships that lead to a brighter future.
For more information on the SHE Means Business summit, visit www.sdblackchamber.org.