W.O.M.E.N. (Women Owned & Managed Enterprise Network) Experience Event: BackStory with three women entrepreneurs
When you’re tired, what sustains your work?
1. Making an impactKnowing that my company’s work is making a meaningful and positive impact on people’s lives.
—Marissa Bell, co-founder and CEO at The Seventh Spark Company
2. Remembering your whyFor me, failure is not an option. I started working toward my launch while pregnant. It was really tough and a lot of personal sacrifices were made during that period. So whenever I feel unmotivated, I look at my son. It reminds me why I started my business and that always pushes me through.
—Chiedza Dawn Ziyambe, founder of Miss Chii Lingerie
3. MusicWhen I’m tired, feeling motivated is challenging. What helps me is music, and not just any music but high-energy music. Music helps me refocus, energizes me and gets my productivity back on track.
—Ranu Coleman, CMO of Azazie and Blush Mark
4. ConnectionConnecting with new people, partners, talent, teams and co-workers fuels me and energizes me to keep going.
—Stephanie Biegel, chief strategy officer and founder at Key
While approximately 35,000 youth are processed every year at the DJS's intake centers throughout Maryland, only about 2,000 of those youth will eventually be ordered by a court to receive treatment in a facility either in Maryland or in another state. At some point, those 2,000 youth will complete their respective treatment programs and return to their communities.
Recent research has shown that effective and timely re-entry and aftercare programs increase the success rate for youth when they return to the community by providing continued counseling, services and employment training and assistance. These efforts help the youth continue his or her progress and avoid getting in more trouble.
RIDE can help young adults re entering society become self employed at any stage of business.
Returning citizens Inspired to Develop Entrepreneurial ventures (RIDE) in partnership with EDAC at Morgan State University and Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) for Formerly Incarcerated Persons.
This is a federally funded program for minority returning citizens. Especially, for persons re entering society who have been denied employment because of a criminal record. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Students will learn how to be your own boss and receive business and entrepreneurship training with RIDE.
During the two day virtual course learn fundamental business knowledge in business concept, accounting, finance, marketing, project management, operations, economics and more.
The Balt Metro Women's Business Center will be partnering with Maryland Capital Enterprise, Inc. Women's Business Center to host a research and experiential based discussion panel on business development topics.
On March 25th, 2021 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM we will conduct our first discussion on Entrepreneurial Femininity.
Join the conversation with university professors and long-standing business entrepreneurs as they collaborate to explore how the attribution of feminine characteristics to entrepreneurship can positively impact venture creation and the venture growth intentions of women.
Our discussion will illuminate how femininity is advantageous to women entrepreneurs' actualities of business planning, implementation, and business succession.
The mission of EDAC is to connect budding & existing entrepreneurs to resources for venture management & growth.