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Atlanta, A Trailblazing City: The Importance of Diversity & Innovation in Entrepreneurship

July 19, 2016

Event Date: 
Tuesday, 2 August 2016 -
9:30am to 11:30am

According to the 2012 U.S. Census’ Survey of Business Owners, there are 376, 506 women-owned businesses in Georgia. That’s an increase of 98,216 businesses from 2007.The city of Atlanta is ranked in the top 3 among the top 25 most populous metropolitan areas for its growth in number of women-owned businesses. There are 203,000 women-owned businesses in the metro-Atlanta area. The City of Atlanta spearheaded by Mayor Reed created the Women Entrepreneurs Initiative – a commitment to support the start and growth of women business owners and entrepreneurs. Atlanta’s story, especially for women entrepreneurs is truly unique which makes it the trailblazing city that it is today. 

The National Women’s Business Council is so excited to host our next public meeting in Atlanta, Georgia - a city known for its innovative entrepreneurial spirit, as well as momentum and opportunity.

The public meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 2nd from 9:30am-11:30am at the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The meeting will include welcoming remarks from the Scheller College of Business Dean Maryam Alavi, oopening remarks from our Chair Carla Harris, followed by our roster of esteemed Council Members sharing our most recent findings and updates on our activities. The second half of the meeting will include a panel of experts discussing the distinct climate of entrepreneurship in Atlanta for women. The panel includes:

  • Grace Fricks, President and CEO of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc. (ACE) 

  • Mary Parker, President & CEO All(n)1 Security Services, Inc

  • Terrez Thompson, Vice President of Supplier Diversity of The Coca-Cola Company 

The event will take place at Atlanta, GA. RSVP Here

We hope you can join us.


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal.
~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton