In case you missed it, we hosted the first-ever BGV x Nike Pitch competition for Black and Brown women entrepreneurs. BGV believes the road to financial equity for women of color is paved with disruption and domination. This partnership is a perfect marriage because elite athletes continuously get up after experiencing loss.
As one of our board members, Willie Williams, said, "Building a business is an endurance sport. You're constantly adjusting while your competitor is getting better." The stats haven't changed much, and we're feeling the ripple effects of the impact of the pandemic one year later. Despite these statistics, we believe we will continue to dominate the entrepreneurial space. We will position ourselves to provide community, capital, and capacity building for our Black and Brown women entrepreneurs with the help of our partners.
Quinn Conyers, a BGV alumnus who trains entrepreneurs to turn virtual conversations into cash, hosted the event. Quinn's energetic vibe was contagious as she kept us fired up and inspired. She reminded us that "It's our time. Our ideas and businesses matter."