For the third consecutive year, the tour is part of The Coca-Cola Company’s 5by20 initiative. This national tour has repeatedly empowered thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs to launch their businesses, across every industry. And, it is in this spirit that IN THE BLACK returns to Houston, Texas providing free registration to over 150 women, thanks to the generosity of The Coca-Cola Company.
“We know that women are the pillars of our communities. We strongly believe in investing in women to foster economic growth and sustainable development,” said Lori George Billingsley, Vice President of Community Connections at The Coca-Cola Company. “We are proud to support women entrepreneurs by partnering with Odyssey Media’s In The Black Tour, a program that empowers women to build businesses, support their families and shape their communities.”
Linda Spradley Dunn, CEO and Founder of Odyssey Media is quoted as saying, “Harvey has been especially difficult for Black and Latina small business owners and it has discouraged many who wanted to start a business. Our sisters need us, and we will be there! We will customize the program and focus on where women can get immediate help as well as what other Odyssey women around the world can do to help.”
In addition, attendees also get to experience products from sponsor Coty, Inc., in the IN THE BLACK beauty stations, where they can transform their image using popular products, including Rimmel, Clairol, Sally Hansen and Covergirl.
This national tour returns featuring local business women in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Houston. Featured speakers include; Denise Hamilton, Founder & CEO of Watch Her Work; Melanie Elturk, Founder & Co-owner of Haute Hijab; Sharmeen Hawkins, businesswoman who owns over 15 franchises; Mikki Taylor, author and Essence Magazine Editor-at-large; Kelli Fisher and Tana Gilmore, also known as “The Matchmaking DUO” and Lisa Price, Founder of Carol’s Daughter.
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