58 minutes / 1 Lesson / Free
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Investing in Minority Entrepreneurs: Economic, social, and political power of marginalized communities.
New data reveals that there are more than 11 million minority-owned businesses in the United States. This number is twice what it was 10 years ago and is expected to grow at an exponential rate. Minority entrepreneurs are a driving force in the US economy that helps to inspire innovation through alternative cultural experience and perspective. Despite these numbers most minorities in the US live in communities chained down by cyclical unemployment and systematic barriers preventing true economic growth. Empowering more communities to rise out of poverty and to take control of their community issues will further strengthen our nation as a whole; but that’s easier said than done.
This webinar brings together experts to discuss how best our communities are tackling the issues of entrenched marginalization. Attendees can expect to learn about best practices for empowering and encouraging minority entrepreneurs, the unique barriers they face and what is likely to come in the next few years.
Nicholas Torres, CEO, Social Innovations Journal, Institute, and Lab
Anthony Abney, Director of Equity Initiative, The Enterprise Center
Lucas Turner-Owens, Fund Manager, The Boston Ujima Project
Geraldine Sanchez Aglipay, National Women’s Entrepreneurship Manager, Small Business Majority