Updated: Dec 31, 2020
We’re excited to kick off the New Year with the launch of five new Black Girl Ventures Chapters in Birmingham, Durham, Houston, Miami and Philadelphia. Our Venture Boards in these five cities will expand opportunities for Black and Brown woman-identifying founders in their local ecosystem. First up in our BGV Chapter Spotlight Series is Houston! Meet our Houston Venture Board.
Black Girl Ventures has recruited five highly accomplished Change Agents who are making waves in the Houston business community. Many of these women have firsthand experience of the challenges faced by Black and Brown women entrepreneurs, and all of them share a commitment to building a more inclusive economy in Houston and beyond.
We had the opportunity to catch up with these dynamic business leaders over the holidays. They shared with us their motivations for stepping up to the plate and implementing BGV’s mission in the Houston ecosystem.
“I have dedicated both my personal and professional life to providing resources to those who look like me.” - Joy M. Hutton
Joy M. Hutton, our Houston Venture Board Lead, is the Founder of Joy of Consulting, a management consulting firm, and On the go GLAM, a beauty on-demand platform. She’s been recognized in the Houston business community for her visionary leadership and strong business acumen. “As a woman of color entrepreneur in tech, which are three anomalies, my involvement in BGV is crucial. I have dedicated both my personal and professional life to providing resources to those who look like me,” she told us. “Access to capital is one of the biggest challenges that Black and Brown women founders face and BGV aims to solve this problem - with the recent expansion, we can reach more founders on a larger scale and make a tremendous impact in the startup ecosystem.”