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Foundation for Hope

October 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us as we share the importance of public and private partnerships to create a nurturing ecosystem for minority contractors.

Developing a just and inclusive business ecosystem for all small businesses is imperative for the economic success of our community and nation.

Yet, entrepreneurs of color are underrepresented, underfunded and lack the access to skill development opportunities to help them grow and scale.

Join us as we share the importance of public and private partnerships to create a nurturing ecosystem for minority contractors. This session will include a panel discussion with business and nonprofits dedicated to lifting small businesses to success.

The panelists for this discussion include: Carolyn Watson, Vice President Corporate Responsibility at JPMorgan Chase Foundation; Maya Durnovo, Chief Entrepreneurial Officer of Houston Community College; Janie Barrera, President & CEO of LiftFund; and moderator Tandelyn Weaver, Executive Director of The Kingdom Builders’ Center.

Following the panel discussion, we will engage in conversation with two small business owners on the challenges and opportunities of being a female business owner in an underrepresented industry. The panelists for this conversation include: Cecily Williams, owner of BCB Construction; Leila Martinez, owner of MLRoofing; Roger Harris, Development Specialist Manager of Houston First Corporation, and moderator Michi Bruns Clay, Regional VP for LiftFund’s East Region.

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Date:
October 21, 2020
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foundation-for-hope-tickets-124179625603

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LiftFund
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