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Mayor’s office celebrates Women’s History Month by co-hosting entrepreneurship conference

Conference takes place at Meharry Medical College

by PRIDE Newsdesk
(l-r) LaTanya Channel and Dr. Felicia Phillips

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Mayor John Cooper’s Office of Economic Growth and Small Business Development is proud to partner with the One Million Dreams Foundation for a two-day entrepreneurial and networking conference hosted at Meharry Medical College.

The PINKpreneur Conference will focus on equipping Nashville’s young women of color, ages 18-25, with the resources to jumpstart their entrepreneurial aspirations and realize their dreams of building a business. The conference will be filled with workshops facilitated by community leaders and experts in their field. Attendees will have the chance to network and receive resources provided by the small business community and the Mayor’s Office.

“Nashville is one of the fastest growing cities in the country for small businesses and entrepreneurs, and we are excited to host this conference to expose young residents to the opportunity of entrepreneurship,” said LaTanya Channel, director of Economic Growth and Small Business Development for Mayor Cooper’s Office. “Our job is to spur economic development in our neighborhoods and provide young people to tools to thrive. This is one way we are investing invest in Nashvillians to build a legacy for generations to come.”

“The mission of the One Million Dreams Foundation is to help Black girls and women-owned businesses scale their existing capacity in the areas of small business, healthcare, and homeownership,” said founder Dr. Felicia Phillips. “We are proud to be conference partners with the city of Nashville to offer resources that help women develop their business skills, gain confidence and create the opportunity for financial independence.”

The conference is free and geared towards women ages 18-25. The conference will take place Friday, March 24, 6-8 pm and Saturday, March 25, 10 am-3 pm at the Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education at Meharry Medical College, 1011 21st Ave. N., Nashville, Tenn. 37208.

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