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

  • Philander Smith College 900 West Daisy L Gatson Bates Drive Little Rock, AR, 72202 United States (map)
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Small businesses play a large role in the American 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.

We invited grant-makers, policy influencers, practitioners, and the business community to this conversation on how to intentionally support entrepreneurial women build wealth through business ownership.

Speakers included regional and national experts, including keynote speakers Martine Aurelien, Duke University; Dell Gines, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; and Karama Neal, Southern Bancorp Community Partners.