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 2 Day Virtual Event Experience 

October 26th & 27th, 2021

CEO'S Making Waves For Black Women in Business:

Growth, Impact, and Business.

Black Women!

Together we will dive deep into what it really means to empower Black women business leaders who primarily serve as role models to their community and provide them with greater connections, support, resources, and the financial leverage needed to maintain and grow a sustainable business.

Agenda

KEYNOTE SESSIONS

EXPERT SPEAKERS

MEETUPS & BREAKOUTS

Vision Statement:

Economically empower 1,000 black women-owned businesses 2022 through expanding community wealth building strategies, partnering with large corporations, and well-known brands to create an end goal of closing the racial wealth gap.

Mission:

To create a holistic effort to get corporations to walk the talk of addressing the need for systemic change in leadership, gender equality, and race equality by supporting black women-owned businesses and professionals.

Celebrity Guest Appearances

Ros Gold Owunde (Event Host)

Gold-Onwude covers NBA basketball on ESPN's TV, digital, and radio platforms and is a fill-in host of First Take with Stephen A. Smith each week.

Necole Kane (Keynote Speaker)

Founder & CEO of XoNecole and Founder of PMS Pills My Happy Flo

Alicia J. Smith (Moderator)

Founder of TallSWAG and Social Media Manager/Reporter for CBS Sports

Speakers

Geri Stengel

Practical Actionable Insights for Entrepreneurs - Especially Women

Sharra Owens

Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Senior Director at Rocket Software

Precious L. Williams

Founder | CEO | Sales Training

Deidras Cox

Founder, Chief Brand Strategist of Career Imagery

Rita Owen

I help Small Business Owners Access Up To $250k Of Capital

Italina Kirknis

Online Presence Expert, Speaker

Racquel Joseph

Chief Experience Officer at Kindred

Whitney Harper

Director of Icy Beauté & CEO of Harp Media & Creatives

Plus more speakers to come…

Schedule of Event

Day
One

Tuesday

Oct
26th

(Women’s Equality Day) Virtual Experience

Day
Two

Wednesday

Oct
27th

Virtual

Join us for our CEO's Making Waves in Social Innovation, Culture, and CEO Inclusion for Black Women in Business inaugural 2-Day Virtual Experience October 26th & 27th, 2021.

General Admission

2-Day Virtual Experience
$97
$ 47 Early Bird Special
  • Q & A Sessions
  • Business Funding Resources
  • Corporate Recruiting
  • Enter Contest Giveaway
  • Virtual Swag Bag
Early Bird

VIP Access

VIP 2-Day All ACCESS
$297
$ 197 Early Bird
  • Access Group Mentorship
  • Access to Celebrity Mentorship Giveaway
  • Access to Post Event Recording
  • Access VIP Membership Rewards
  • Exclusive VIP In Person Yacht Invite
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Event Overview

To focus on intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth for Black women in business. Our aim is to strengthen women-owned companies and women leaders within the black community by providing the necessary access to resources, and support to close the wealth gap. 

Focus Points:

  • Relationship Building
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Business Support Services
  • Mentorship
  • Funding
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Career Advancement
  • Entrepreneurship/ Intrapreneurship
  • Few Black women are in a position to make decisions on how capital is invested in startups. Only 4% of the VC workforce is Black, and only 3% leading investments are Black.
  • Currently, Black women start businesses at the fastest rate of any demographic, but receive 0.27% of VC funding.
  • Black women-owned businesses earned an average of $24,000 in net revenue, compared to $142,900 among all women-owned businesses.
  • Among Black women business owners, 66% describe access to credit and funds for expansion as one of their greatest financial challenges.
  • Nearly half of all Black women-led startups were in California or New York.

 

  • www.ceosmakingwaves.com

    Online & In-Person VIP Day TBA

  • 100 Black Women Business Owners:

    Entrepreneurs, Professionals, Community Leaders, Executives,

    Influencers,

    Age: 25- 65

    Income: $20k+

    Education: 2 Year Degree+

Event Opportunities

Black women have a 90% Wealth Gap

(USP) Unique Value Proposition

  • Greater access to entrepreneurship
  • Capital, business support services
  • Mentorship
  • Corporate and Brand Connections 

People and Values

Event Goals

Seeking long lasting partnerships that align with our core values where we can create customized and aligned opportunities for black-Owned/Women-Owned Business in California.

FAQs

Yes, we are planning to make the content available on-demand, post event.

Yes, please contact our partnership manager, Ashley (info@ceosmakingwaves.com) for more information. Please note you will have to provide us with branding and content materials prior the event so we can set this up in the back end of the event platform.

We’d love that! The conference is a collaborative marketing event and will only be a success if all of us work together to promote the event to our respective audiences. We will be in touch once the promo kit is ready. In the meantime, please refer to our website.

Sponsored By

Alicia J. Smith

Founder of TallSWAG | Social Media Strategist | Executive Producer | The Golden State Warriors & The Athletic

People remember stories. I’m here to evolve how we tell them through media platforms, both new and established. With nearly two decades in ideation, production, strategy, and development, I lead social conversations that weave voices that are unique, cross-cultural, inspiring, and ahead of their time.

GERI STENGEL

Practical Actionable Insights for Entrepreneurs - Especially Women

Geri Stengel is president of Ventureneer. Her company specializes in defining and eliminating problems that hold entrepreneurs back, especially women and people of color. The research, training, and content we produce for corporations, government agencies, and foundations brands them as helping to break the entrepreneurial glass ceiling for women and minority entrepreneurs. These opportunities generate thought-leadership, visibility, sales, and brand loyalty. She is best known for the articles she writes as a contributor to Forbes on the success factors of women entrepreneurs. Her company co-produces the American Express State of Women-Owned Businesses. Geri is a WE NYC mentor and former board member for the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. In 2015 she won the Madam C.J Walker Business Leadership Award from the National Minority Business Council.

If women and minorities knew the right financing option for their situation, they would raise money faster and at a lower cost. Geri will address how to Decoding Your Financing Options. She will explain how factors — such as the stage and health of your business, your ambition and abilities, industry size, and use of funds — shape your financing options.

 

Sharra Owens-Schwartz

Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Senior Director at Rocket Software

People remember stories. I’m here to evolve how we tell them through media platforms, both new and established.Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic leader with exceptional organizational assessment, planning, and implementation skills. Expert at building respectful cultures and communications approaches for organizations. Well versed at collaborating directly with employees and executive leadership to design, scale, and lead strategies to engage a more diverse voice; continue to build a culture of inclusion and belonging and extend impact. With nearly two decades in ideation, production, strategy, and development, I lead social conversations that weave voices that are unique, cross-cultural, inspiring, and ahead of their time.

Precious L. Williams

Founder | CEO | Sales Training | Elevator Pitch at Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC

Meet the #KillerPitchMaster – Precious L. Williams

To understand me is to understand my experience. I once weighed 327 pounds and somehow used my moxie, grit and determination to talk my way into funding for a company that didn’t even exist — Curvy Girlz Lingerie. I made this company a reality and my ability to think on my feet, boldly break the rules and tell a story has since made me the #KillerPitchMaster. Some also refer to me as the female McGuyver of business!

Not only am I a 13-time elevator pitch champion, I’ve successfully appeared on “Shark Tank” and taken my company from $0 to multi-6 figures in less than 2 years. I’ve since watched my clients gain national and international media attention, secure corporate training contracts and launch their next beautiful NOW!

 

Check out my 3 #1 bestselling books on pitching and speaking:
https://bit.ly/triplethreatppp

New Perfect Pitches Merchandise is now available:
https://perfect-pitches-by-precious.myshopify.com/

Last updated: July 15, 2021

Deidra Cox

𝐋𝐈 𝐂𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫 | 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫, 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐫 𝐈𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐲

Deidra brings over 20 yrs of recruitment expertise across Corporate, Agency, Big 4, Tech, and Start-up environments. She is passionate about advancing digital equity in the workforce and in high demand as a “Leading Voice” & Thought Leader for Career Branding & Executive Coaching.

Currently, Deidra is an IT Recruitment/Sourcing Partner passionate @ identifying top talent globally – as a diversity champion.

Deidra is also – Founder of Career Imagery – where she leverages her mastery skills to inspire others. Her team provides resume writing, profile optimization, career branding, & marketing.

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Career Imagery is 𝐍𝐎𝐓 just another Resume Service! We pride ourselves in being the 1st & only Executive Coaching firm to Brand & Market through custom Resume & LinkedIn Optimization developed to transition you from the “paper” to the new “Digital Resume Era!”

 

Visit: www.careerimagery.com

Now – Let’s get you HIRED!

Rita Owens

I help Small Business Owners Access Up To $250k Of Capital To Grow And Scale Their Businesses In 180 days WITHOUT Using Their Personal Credit

I help Financial Service Professionals maximize their marketing ROI, by converting their credit-challenged clients into qualified buyers.

Italina Kirknis

Online Presence Expert, Speaker

As an Online Presence Expert & Speaker, Italina helps you upgrade your presence online through LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. Italina and her team of Social Media Managers, help you gain more visibility online, driving a steady stream of clients to your business. You should know Italina is trained as an attorney; she has a Juris Doctorate Degree and has a legal background. However, like many recovering attorneys, Italina is now practicing her passion, Online Branding & Marketing. Since 2012, her business has been the vehicle for her personal and spiritual growth, while she creates value for each of her clients. Presentation Topics How to Leverage LinkedIn The problem today is most professionals are on social media sites like LinkedIn and Instagram, but don’t know how to leverage them for business. In this dynamic presentation, you’ll learn how to: * Influence Followers and Connections to work with you * Organically Increase your Following * Network with your LinkedIn Connections * Schedule consultations and close business thanks to your online presence

Racquel Joseph

Chief Experience Officer at Kindred

I lead content and member experience at Kindred, an executive network built to prepare leaders for the future of socially responsible business.

Whitney Harper

Founder of TallSWAG | Social Media Strategist | Executive Producer | The Golden State Warriors & The Athletic

People remember stories. I’m here to evolve how we tell them through media platforms, both new and established. With nearly two decades in ideation, production, strategy, and development, I lead social conversations that weave voices that are unique, cross-cultural, inspiring, and ahead of their time.