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Business Ownership and Economic Mobility:
Banking on Arkansas' Black Women

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Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 8:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Philander Smith College
Harry R. Kendall Center
900 W Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive
Little Rock, Ark. 72202 (map it)

Small businesses play a large role in the United States economy. Moreover, business ownership can serve as a wealth-building tool for women.

Black women are the fastest growing group of small business owners in the nation. Join us as we explore this trend, systemic barriers to black women's economic mobility, and black women business owners' potential to impact local economies and support the economic health and vitality of both rural and urban communities.

Speakers will include regional and national experts.

Keynote speakers are:

  • Martine Aurelien, North Carolina Justice Center
  • Dell Gines, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Karama Neal, Southern Bancorp Community Partners

We invite grant-makers, policy influencers, practitioners, and the business community to this conversation on how to support women in building wealth through business ownership.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Participation in this event is free; however, registration is required by Thursday, March 7, as space is limited.