Saturday, Sep 15, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Women In Business – InnovateHER Brunch

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Getting there
1631 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA

At the InnovateHER Brunch, come prepared to be movtivated by female trailblazers in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area: InnovateHER Speakers: Phala K. Mire - President/CEO of Women's Business Enterprise Council Amanda Dailey -
Co-Owner of Queork (Boutique) Niva Murillo - Owner of As You Please (Custom Embroidery) - Women In Business Cohort I Participant Women In Business:
An EmpowHERment Program is a five week capacity building program focused on developing the business acumen of women entrepreneurs.
The program consists of five key areas of development:
MarketHER (Marketing); LeadHER (Leadership & Management); AdaptHER (Best Practices in Resource Management); GrowHER (Global Business Expansion and Opportunities); FinancHER (creating pathways to increased access to capital and other resources.) The overall program seeks to help Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBEs): stabilize and grow operations; create and/or maintain jobs for local residents; and contribute to the overall economic growth of Orleans Parish and surrounding communities. In the last two years, TruFund has seen a spike in loan requests from WBE totaling nearly $5MM in capital. As the percentage of WBE grows compared to all businesses, the need for accessible capital continues to increase. In Orleans Parish alone, the number of WBEs more than doubled over the last five years: nearly 18,000 WBEs are generating over $2 billion in revenues, according to the US Census Bureau Survey of Current Business Owners. In Louisiana as a whole, the number of WBEs grew by 46 percent. Nationwide, the number of WBEs has increased at a rate nearly 4 times that of their male counterparts, yet they have not experienced a comparable increase in receipts. In Louisiana, WBEs comprise over 36% of all businesses. However, they earn just 3% of total receipts, and 91% of these businesses have no employees.