She's Next 2021


Jun. 15 2021, Published 8:00 p.m. ET

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COST: free

VENUE: Virtual


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Join Visa and The Female Quotient as they host inspirational and practical conversations on supporting the revitalization of Black women-owned small businesses in Washington, D.C. The gathering will feature discussions, fireside chats and special IG Live breakout sessions. Plus, you’ll find out how your small business can get a visit by the Visa Street Teams and a delivery of commerce in a box - a bundle of 100+ solutions from Visa partners to digitally reboot your business.

12:00PM - 12:20PM ET
Opening Remarks
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient
Mary Kay Bowman, Head of Global Buyer and Seller Solutions, Visa
The Honorable Karl Racine, Attorney General of D.C.

12:20PM - 12:50PM ET
Black Female Entrepreneurs Are Launching More Businesses Than Ever: Here’s What They Need
Shelly Bell, CEO & Founder, Black Girl Ventures
Tiffany Moore, SVP, Political and Industry Affairs, Consumer Technology Association
Dionna Dorsey, Founder, District Clothing
Anna Palmer, Founder & CEO, Punchbowl News

12:50PM - 12:52PM ET
Welcome Message
Majority Leader Charniele Herring, Virginia House of Delegates, Alexandria’s 46th District

12:52PM - 1:25PM ET
Building Supportive Ecosystems for Black-owned Businesses
Laverne Cox, Actress, Producer, LGBTQ+ Equal Rights Advocate
Brianne Garrett, Reporter and Editorial Lead, Forbes

1:25PM - 1:30PM ET
Closing Remarks
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient

Breakout Networking Sessions on IG Live

1:30PM - 2:00PM ET
Thought Leadership with Shelly Bell, CEO & Founder,
Black Girl Ventures, @blackgirlventures
Digital Marketing with Afua Osei, Digital Media Entrepreneur, @helloafua
Crowdfunding with Karen Cahn, Founder & CEO, IFundWomen, @IFundWomen


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