Female Entrepreneurs: The Movement
(Taken from The Shreveport Times)
As I left, yet another, consultation meeting with a program that assists individuals with starting a business, I felt defeated. It was my fourth consultation with experts who had years of business acumen on having a successful business, and I felt defeated because the information given to me was limited. Also, there was no follow up. I felt I wasn’t given the entire scope, nor encouragement, on creating and sustaining a successful for-profit business.
I was a newly undergraduate student, obtaining my bachelor of science in marketing at Louisiana State University in 2010. I studied business but I hadn’t taken any classes in entrepreneurship, nor did I have a mentor who was a successful business owner, particularly a woman.
Fast forward to 2012, after having conversations with many other women, I identified we had experienced similar results when it came to seeking information regarding entrepreneurial mentorship and resources provided to women. I began to research creating a network for our community targeting women, established and aspiring entrepreneurs, as a way to communicate, encourage, and provide resources to one another. Read More.....