Dojore Amazon Store: Amazon is paving the way for Black female entrepreneurs of the future


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Excerpt from Amazon:

“Paving the way for Black female entrepreneurs of the future!

Amazon sponsors the Black Girl Magic Digital Summit’s HBCU Pitch Competition. Which provides $50,000 cash grants to female student entrepreneurs attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Following the launch of its Black Business Accelerator, Amazon is partnering with Boss Women Media. This is the third annual Black Girl Magic Digital Summit. Providing Black entrepreneurs and business owners with the resources they need to thrive.

A quote from Latasha Gilespie, Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Amazon, about championing women of colour entrepreneurs and business owners.
The two-day summit will celebrate and support thousands of global attendees. This includes female corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, and students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

As a part of Amazon’s sponsorship, the company will sponsor the summit’s HBCU Pitch Competition, providing $50,000 in grants to female HBCU student entrepreneurs. Five finalists will be awarded $10,000 each to help them launch and grow their businesses. Judges for the pitch competition are Amazon employees. Carla Vernón, vice president of consumable categories, and Tiffany Johnson, a program manager for small business empowerment. Also, Amazon selling partner Tara Darnley of Darlyng & Co. Applications are open now through August 13. Learn more.

Amazon will also host on-campus watch parties for HBCU students to participate in the Black Girl Magic Digital Summit experience. Which will be at Alabama A&M University, Florida A&M University, Howard University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Tennessee State University. Watch party attendees will have direct access to an Amazon employee to ask questions about Amazon’s peculiar culture, paths for careers, and opportunities for entrepreneurs.

The Black Girl Magic Digital Summit, which will be streamed on Amazon Live, takes place August 21-22 2021 and is free to attend. View the full agenda and register to attend.

This initiative adds to Amazon’s growing investment in the HBCU community and follows last year’s first-ever Amazon conference for HBCU students, “Beyond the Yard: Your Path, Your Future.”

Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator aims to drive economic equity for Black entrepreneurs. This partnership with Boss Women Media also includes custom summit content, including panels, mentors, and opportunities to teach and inspire Black women entrepreneurs at all stages of business ownership.”

Dojore Amazon Store: Amazon is paving the way for Black female entrepreneurs of the future

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