Small business is the backbone of America. In Georgia there are 278,250 women business owners that generate $40.5 billion in revenue annually and employ more than 229,000 people statewide. If you are one of these business owners or an entrepreneur that would like to join this group of women, please plan to attend the second annual Women Entrepreneurs Day in Georgia at the State Capitol. It will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 from 8 a.m. to noon. Participation is free but requires an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, February 24.
The event, which pays tribute to Georgia’s 278,250 women business owners, was created by Ms. CEO Inc. and state Senator Nan Orrock in 2010.
This year, Ms. CEO and Sen. Orrock present the event in collaboration with Representatives Karla Drenner, Paulette Braddock, Gloria Tinubu, Barbara Sims and Amy Carter — all of whom are members of the Georgia House of Representatives Special Committee on Small Business Development and Job Creation. The Starfire Group, an event planning firm, is also a presenting partner.
Georgia’s women business owners generate $40.5 billion in revenue annually and employ more than 229,000 people statewide — substantial contributions despite historical barriers, unique challenges and a tough economic climate.
The agenda for the day is as follows:
Check-in and light breakfast
Resolution ceremony and recognition in the Senate and House chambers
Lunch, special presentations and networking
In addition to saluting women business owners for their contributions, Ms. CEO Inc. created Women Entrepreneurs Day to provide direct connections to elected officials who set policies that impact small business; and to offer valuable business-building information.
The lunch program will include a brief presentation by The Edge Connection — one of the U.S. SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership assistance centers — which supports small businesses throughout the state. Also, Tierra Destiny Reid, a successful entrepreneur, military wife and mother will share remarks about how women can build a profitable business while raising a healthy family. Mrs. Reid graduated from the University of Georgia and was a fast-track corporate professional before transitioning into full-time entrepreneurship as owner of a retail store and principal of a business strategy consulting firm.
Final details regarding security, parking and room numbers will be provided to confirmed participants. Guests are welcome to attend for all or part of the event. RSVP by Thursday, February 24 to email@example.com.