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July 03, 2015

Sheila Facilitates Entrepreneur’s Panel in San Francisco

Posted 2 years 143 days ago by Sheila Ellian Lewis

The San Francisco Chapter of the National Black MBA Association hosted their first in a series of panels targeting current and “hope to be” entrepreneurs. Hosted by event sponsor Wells Fargo, the panel focused on the first stage─Planning for Your Business.

A group of more than 25 enjoyed a networking session prior to the panel discussion. After a warm welcome by Deborah Watson, Chapter President, a panel of seven special guests introduced themselves and then adeptly fielded questions in the areas of people, planning and funding, business structure, building, financial management, networking and marketing and exiting a business. This talented panel included:

Guests were treated to a special presentation by Mercedes Gipson, Hack the Hood. Hack the Hood is an award-winning non-profit that introduces low-income youth of color to careers in tech by hiring and training them to build websites for real small businesses in their own communities. During workshops and 6-week "Boot Camps," young people gain valuable hands-on experience building mobile-friendly websites, executing search engine optimization, and helping businesses get listed in local online directories. In addition to relevant technical skills, youth also learn critical leadership, entrepreneurship, and life skills under the guidance of staff members and volunteer mentors who are professionals working in the field.

Please check the website of the SF Chapter of the NBMBAA for news about upcoming events. Photos courtesy of Melsha Nicole Photography.

About the National Black MBA Association – San Francisco Chapter

Founded in 1979, NBMBAA – San Francisco Chapter maintains the same organizational vision set forth by our National founders, and serves Black business professionals, MBA students, and entrepreneurs in the Northern California region. Our members are community leaders and professionals who embrace the mission of the association, and strive to make a difference within their area of influence.

For our chapter, the achievements of our relatively mature group of members demonstrate our strength. We are proud that our members work in business administration, financial services, manufacturing, advertising and marketing management positions.

Tags: Black MBAs Bret Sweet Brigette LeBlanc Carl Davis Erika Green Ken Weber Deb Watson Michael Thomas NBMBAA nonprofit San Francisco sheila lewis Steve Ward

Categories: categoryDiversity & Inclusion

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