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Carla Harris, Chair of the National Women's Business Council.
Carla Harris, Chair of the National Women's Business Council.
NWBC will host "Atlanta, A Trailblazing City: The Importance of Diversity & Innovation in Entrepreneurship".
NWBC will host "Atlanta, A Trailblazing City: The Importance of Diversity & Innovation in Entrepreneurship".

National Women’s Business Council to Provide Insights on the Distinct Climate of Entrepreneurship in Atlanta for Women at Scheller College

Dean Maryam Alavi and the Georgia Tech Scheller College will welcome Chair Carla Harris and the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) to discuss a preview of their newest research project focusing on black women-owned businesses at their next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2. This public meeting’s topic, Atlanta, A Trailblazing City: The Importance of Diversity & Innovation in Entrepreneurship will be a celebration of diversity and innovation in black women’s entrepreneurship in a city which offers a distinct climate of entrepreneurship for women. The City of Atlanta ranks in the top three of the most populous metropolitan areas for growth in the number of women-owned businesses (WOB), with over 50 percent of Georgia’s WOB’s just in the Atlanta-area.

Carla Harris, Chair of NWBC, will be joined by Terri L. Denison, Georgia District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration; Theia Washington, Executive Director of the City of Atlanta Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative; Terrez Thompson, Vice President of Supplier Diversity of the Coca-Cola Company; Natalie Cofield, Founder and CEO of Walker’s Legacy; Kathryn Finney, Founder of Digitalundivided; Grace Fricks, President and CEO of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc.; Mary Parker, President & CEO All(n)1 Security Services, Inc., as well as additional key players in the Atlanta ecosystem.

NWBC’s newest research project, which will officially be released later this year and which was contracted to Walker’s Legacy, includes qualitative data and an analysis of the 2012 Survey of Business Owners. The report will highlight the tremendous growth seen in black women’s business ownership – nearly a 58 percent increases since 2007. The meeting will include a fireside chat between NWBC’s Chair and Walker’s Legacy to share a few takeaways surfacing in the research thus far.
 
About the National Women’s Business Council
The National Women's Business Council is a non-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Congress, and the White House on issues of impact and importance to women business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs. For more information visit www.nwbc.gov.

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