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Celebrating Black Women Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, February 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm • Organized By Women's Business Center
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In celebration of Black History Month, the Kansas City Women's Business Center, the New Growth Women's Business Center and the SBA's Kansas City District Office invite you to a panel discussion webinar: "Celebrating Black Women Entrepreneurs" on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.

Meet and learn from successful black women entrepreneurs working in and around the Kansas City metro, moderated by Kim Randolph,INC U LLC Founder/CEO - Partner at KWAME KC - CEO/President Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce. Our featured entrepreneurs/panelists represent a variety of industries from consulting and childcare to non-profit and tech.

Panelists include:

  • Kathryn Evans, President of Rooted Strategy
  • Michelle Rowles, Owner of Just Like Family Child Care Home
  • Dr. Shelley Coope, Founder & CEO of Diversity Telehealth, LLC.
  • Shanita McAfee Bryant, Executive Director & Founder of the Prospect Urban Eatery
  • Michele Watley, Founder & Owner Griot Group and Executive Director & Founder of Shirley's Kitchen Cabinet
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