WBCS is excited to announce that we are joining forces on September 30th with four of the BEST Girl Bosses in the business to bring you a live panel discussion on where you can find support for your women-owned business in the Austin community. In preparation for the event, we’ve put together a preview of our amazing panelists and a few of the resources they will be sharing! (Click here for event info and registration)
Boss Babes ATX - Amplifying women and nonbinary leaders through exhibitions, education and connection, Boss Babes ATX (bbatx) is one of the loudest and proudest advocates for women-owned businesses in Austin. Twice a year, bbatx hosts their craftHER Market, which showcases women and nonbinary creatives through panels and hands-on workshops. Jane Claire Hervey, Founding Executive and Creative Director of Boss Babes ATX, will discuss the various exhibition, education and networking resources that are available throughout the year to women and nonbinary entrepreneurs!
Bumble - maybe you found your significant other with Bumble Date, or your bestie with Bumble BFF, but did you know that you can also find your next business connection with Bumble Bizz? Bumble recently partnered with Black Girl Ventures, to provide funding through Bumble Fund to Black/Brown women entrepreneurs looking for capital to grow their business. Bumble fund was started in 2018 to invest in early-stage companies, focusing primarily on startups founded and led by women of color and those from underrepresented groups. Attend our panel discussion to hear Cybil Zhang, Strategy and Social Impact Associate Director, explain how you can swipe to build your network!
Black Girl Ventures (BGV), the largest pitch program for Black/Brown women in the world, provides Black/Brown woman-identifying founders with access to community, capital, and capacity building resources. They joined forces with Bumble to pursue their shared mission of building a bigger table in the world of business for diverse women by inviting the wider BGV community to apply for funding through Bumble Fund. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Shelly Bell, Founder and CEO, discuss how BGV can help Black/Brown woman founders access capital and grow their business!
Kanti Goods is a mother-daughter, WBENC certified business that brings goods such as jewelry, face masks, and scarves from all over the world to the United States. Many of their products come from organizations that give opportunities to underprivileged women and small-scale artisans, and entrepreneurs while encouraging local materials and fair production methods. Attend our virtual Girl Boss panel to hear Founder Ernestine Lammers discuss how Kanti Goods strives to support women entrepreneurs in the local Austin community and throughout the world!