The global collective for women of color in business will head to Houston for its signature program and pitch competition where the winner will earn funds for future business development.
Walker’s Legacy, a business professional collective for women will be hosting the Women in Business and Entrepreneurship Summit and $5,000 Pitch Competition in Houston, TX on April 8, 2017. This event, in partnership with Google, Wells Fargo, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, connects multicultural women business leaders to discuss the best resources available to fund and grow women-of-color-owned businesses.
Speakers include Maria Rios, President & CEO, Nation Waste, Inc.; Lydia Evans, CEO, SW&G Essentials; Crystal D. Hadnott, Director of Strategic Partners and Programs, EBONY Media Operations; Ashley Small, President, Medley, Inc.; Zawadi Bryant, Founder & CEO, Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care; Marguerite Williams, Vice President & Senior Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo; Kim Roxie, Founder & Creative Principal, LAMIK Beauty; Brandon Andrews, Value Partnerships and ABC’s Shark Tank; Tasha Harvey, Community Development Relationship Manager, Woodforest National Bank and more!
The summit will commence with an address entitled The Success Factor Power Talk. This portion of the summit aims to motivate attendees for not only the day ahead but also towards their future business efforts. The power talk will cover topics including fears of success, failure and imposture syndrome.
In addition to providing inspiration and education, the summit will feature two industry expert-led panel discussions, a featured address, and will conclude with the PROSPECTUS Pitch Competition. The first panel, How I Made My First Million: Scaling Business Profits, will discuss strategies women entrepreneurs may use to grow and scale their ventures from promising startups to endeavors that will prosper within the industry. Following that will be From Bootstrap to VC: Strategies for Funding Your Venture, a dynamic conversation about utilizing various strategies for funding your small business including traditional loans, bootstrapping, crowdfunding, and venture capital.
Finally, the summit will conclude with the PROSPECTUS Pitch Competition. The peak of the Walker’s Legacy 10-week online accelerated business development-training program, this competition will feature 5 finalists and award 1 woman-of-color-owned business with $5,000 prize money to grow and expand her entrepreneurial ventures.
This engaging opportunity is one of many Walker’s Legacy events that further its mission of connecting and uplifting women of color in business with the tools to learn, aspire and succeed.