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Date: August 19, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Zoom

Over the years, the number of women in business has skyrocketed, but women and girls still face significant stumbling blocks in developing, funding, and maintaining their entrepreneurial dreams.

What if we could give women and girls a leg up in developing the skills needed to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into a reality? Join us for an evening of cocktails and conversations as we discuss how to move the needle further and encourage women and girls to make an impact in their communities with a panel of female entrepreneurs who did just that. This panel discussion will feature female entrepreneurs in our community and will be moderated by Girl Scout Alum, Laney Broussard.

Jewel Burks Solomon Bio

Jewel Burks Solomon is the Head of Google for Startups in the US. In this role, Jewel works to level the playing field for underrepresented startup founders and communities by connecting them with the best of Google’s products, people and platforms. In addition to this role, Jewel also serves as Managing Partner at Collab Capital, an alternative investment fund she launched to close the funding gap for Black entrepreneurs. Jewel’s work and mission is about creating more access to the technology innovation ecosystem.

Prior to leading Google for Startups and Collab Capital, Jewel was Founder/CEO of Partpic, a startup that was acquired by Amazon in 2016, which streamlined the purchase of maintenance and repair parts using computer vision technology. After the acquisition of Partpic, Jewel became a product leader at Amazon’s Visual Search and AR team. She led the integration of Partpic’s technology and launched it as Amazon PartFinder in 2018 to the over 150M users of Amazon’s Mobile Shopping App.

Before founding Partpic, Jewel held management and sales roles at McMaster-Carr and Google, Inc. Jewel was named as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2016, one of Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 in 2018, and one of Atlanta’s 100 Most Influential People in 2020.

Jewel serves on the boards of reImagine:ATL, a non-profit that trains, equips, and inspires Generation Z to build careers in the creative and digital media industries and 12 Days of Christmas, Inc, a volunteer service organization committed to keeping the spirit of the holidays for less fortunate families. She is a member of the 2019 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.

Jewel received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Howard University. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband, Zekarias.

Jasmine Crowe Bio

Jasmine Crowe is an award-winning social entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Goodr, a sustainable food waste management company that leverages technology to combat hunger and food waste. Under her direction, Goodr has redirected over twelve million pounds of surplus food to the millions of people that are food insecure. She has been featured on CNBC, Oprah Magazine, Inc., Forbes, Fast Co., NY Times, and named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 100 influential female founders.

Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon Bio

Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon is recognized as one of the most brilliant minds in education and business, Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon has transformed the lives of thousands of Black entrepreneurs across the world. Her love of community, paired with her mantra, “Support Is A Verb,” inspires and educates African Americans to create generational health and wealth. As an award-winning expert in education, business development, plant-based living, she leaves an indelible mark on any business who walks through her door. Dr. Key has developed an economical vehicle that empowers the Black community through cooperative economics. Her ‘key’ to success is her village.

Affectionately known as “Dr. Key,” she moves businesses from sales to success, and inspires them to become doers, supporters and leaders of change. The mission-forward visionary advocates and empowers artisans, creators, and burgeoning Black businesses who want to thrive. After founding the Village Market ATL in 2016, she has reached and served 1440 businesses and facilitated 5.3 million dollars of direct sales to Black-owned businesses. Now with several verticals under the Village Market moniker, Dr. Key has recently expanded her village to include her storefront The Village at Ponce City Market, a curated collection of premier Black businesses. She has cultivated a team of her own, employing 100% Black people, over 90% of them women. From Atlanta all the way to the Bahamas, the Mississippi-bred thought leader helps businesses with big ideas turn them into even bigger profit. Her goal is to build a Black mecca, where Black businesses can build and grow anywhere, and with several market storefronts on the way, she’s just getting started.

Dr. Key’s expertise in education spans 15 years, where she has served as a critical voice and advocate for creating empowering learning and work environments for students and employees and is deeply passionate about work efficacy and social-emotional learning.

Dr. Key has been featured in Forbes, Essence, Black Enterprise, CNN/HLN, the Today Show, NOW THIS, the Source, Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Atlanta Voice, Madame Noire, Side Hustle Pro, Therapy for Black Girls, Black on Air.

A sought-after speaker, served as the keynote speaker for the Fall graduating class at Clark Atlanta University and the Boys and Girls Club of NW Mississippi and graced the stages of the Steve Harvey Foundation, Hope Global Forum, Beyond School Hours National Conference, Students At-Risk Conference, National Summer Institute Conference, GA Federal Programs Conference, the Power Rising Conference, EnricHER Conference, Atlanta University Center’s Financial Literacy and Innovation Conference, and the HBCU Entrepreneurship Financial Literacy Expo.

Walker's Legacy has honored Dr. Hallmon. In 2017, she was inducted into the 40 under 40 Society at her undergraduate alma mater, Tougaloo College. Dr. Hallmon is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Learn how you can support female entrepreneurship through organizations like the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, develop connections with other women in the metro-Atlanta area, and together create stronger, more confident, and courageous female business leaders.

100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will help empower girls to become the change-makers of tomorrow, just like our inspiring panelists.

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