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Wed, Jul 14


Online Forum

Enterprising Women of Color Summer Forum: Caring For Yourself and Your Business

Featuring a Discussion with Business Owners in the Care Economy

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Enterprising Women of Color Summer Forum: Caring For Yourself and Your Business
Enterprising Women of Color Summer Forum: Caring For Yourself and Your Business

Time & Location

Jul 14, 2021, 2:00 PM EDT

Online Forum

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Enterprising Women of Color: Caring For Yourself and Your Business

Join us for the Enterprising Women of Color (EWOC) Summer Forum featuring discussions on creating a financially fit business model and making self-care a priority for business success. The event will also feature a listening session about thriving in the Care Economy for businesses in daycare, home healthcare, elder care, and other care work services.

The event will be featuring an array of speakers including MBDA EWOC O'ahu's:

Cammie Chun - Financial Couseler, President of Cameron Group LLC

Laura Toyofuku-Aki - Client, CEO of Toyoteriyaki Yoga


2:05 - 2:10 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jetheda Hernandez, EWOC Program Manager, MBDA 

Edith McCloud, Acting National Director, MBDA

2:10 - 2:40 PM



Don Graves, U.S. Department of Commerce, Deputy Secretary


Ronita Boullt, CEO Caring with Compassion Community

Margie Benshing, CEO Golden Sherpa

Shawn Pearson, President/Owner, The Zion Institute

Ron Busby, President & CEO, Black Chambers of Commerce

2:40 - 3:15 PM

PANEL | Financial Fitness: Making sure your business is financially sustainable and primed for growth


Zakiya Larry, Chief Strategist of Quest Media Training


Lindsey Navarro, El Centro

Cammie Chun, Cameron Group LLC

LaKendra McNair, M&T Bank

3:15 - 3:50 PM

BREAKOUT ROOM 1 | Self-Care and Business Success: A Winning Combination


Ayris Scales, CEO & Managing Director, Walker’s Legacy & Walker’s Legacy Foundation


Dr. Charlayne Hayling-Williams, Community Wellness Ventures

Laura Toyofuku-Aki, Toyoteriyaki Yoga

Terri Ferguson, CEO, Solutions Savvy, LLC

3:15 - 3:50 PM

BREAKOUT ROOM 2 | Mind, Body & Spirit: Work-Life Balance


Dr. Keisha Mack, Co-Founder & COO, The MECCA Group, LLC


Tammy Lewis Wilborn, PhD, LPC-S, LPC/MHSP-S

Dr. Jessica Smedley, Owner Smedley Psychological Services, LLC

Tatia Gilstrap, Quality Specialist, John Hopkins University

3:50 - 4:30PM

Keynote Speaker 

Marvet Britto, The Britto Agency

4:30 - 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks & Business Center Meet-ups and Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

4:30 - 5:00PM

Exhibit Hall Open

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