Think Like a Girlpreneur: Empowering Black Female Collegiate Entrepreneurs

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m. EST

Location: Virtual Via Webex

The Center for Educational Opportunity presents Think Like a Girlpreneur: Empowering Black Female Collegiate Entrepreneurs. Do you have an interest in entrepreneurship? Do you have a product or service that you want to pitch in 90 seconds? If so, this event is for you and includes prizes, networking, resources and mentors!

Register by March 1, 2022

Panelists are Precious L. Williams and Kezia M. Williams.

Precious L. Williams is a 13-time national elevator pitch champion. She has also been been featured on “Shark Tank,” CNN, WSJ, Forbes Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Essence Magazine, the movie “LEAP.” Her current clients include Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google, eBay, and more!

Kezia M. Williams is the founder of The Black upStart – a national initiative to train African-American entrepreneurs. She has more than ten years experience training millennials to crowdfund grants benefiting small businesses. Currently, she leads United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) national entrepreneurship initiative. This program – funded by a $25 million grant – teaches African-American undergraduate and graduate scholarship recipients how to start successful and profitable businesses.

The program will be moderated by Dr. Kathaleena Edward Monds, professor of business, social entrepreneur and founding director of the Center for Educational Opportunity. Monds is also a graduate of two premiere entrepreneurship education programs, Babson’s Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators and Oklahoma State’s Experiential Entrepreneurship Program. She currently teaches a human-computing interaction course which engages undergraduates in innovative product ideation exercises.

*This program is funded by a mini-grant from Southeast Minority Business Development Agency Business Growth Hub.

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