Dear The Wes Match,
Welcome to March and the second edition of The We’s Match news. Thank you for being part of our growing community of Black women entrepreneurs, called WeMakers. Last month we launched an Instagram tribute to #WeMakers past and present for Black History Month. We featured exceptional Black women and their enterprising accomplishments, illustrating that WE have been successful in all industries for centuries. This month we celebrate both Women’s history month and Stress Awareness Month by focusing our WeMaker Instagram stories on Black women founders who are leading in the arenas of health, wellness and finance.
On Monday, March 25, 2019, we will be in Seattle at Social Capital Markets (SOCAP365), the premier conference at the intersection of money and meaning. Hosted by Seattle Impact Hub, this year’s conference theme focuses on, “Impact Investing in the Pacific NW” and The We’s Match Co-Founder Lisa Yancey is a panelist for the opening plenary “Closing the Racial Wealth Gap”, where she will highlight the importance of supporting Black women entrepreneurs. If you are in Seattle please join us.
In response to WeMakers requests, The We’s Match is hosting “Recession Planning: Warning Signs and Takeaways for Black Women Entrepreneurs” on Friday, March 29, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST. This hour-long web conversation is aimed at helping Black women entrepreneurs plan for the next financial downturn. Moderated by The We’s Match Co-Founder and Executive Director Emerita of the Quixote Foundation June Wilson, the panel will feature:
- Tarra Jackson, Personal Finance Expert, Author & Financial Contributor
Dynishal Gross, Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Economic & Financial Opportunity (DEFO) at the NYC Department of Small Business Services
Jacquette M. Timmons, Behavioral-based Financial Coach, Author & Financial Contributor
Shimika Wilder, VP, Strategy and Business Operations, The Weather Channel & former Examiner, White House Office of Management & Budget, Obama administration
To register for this event, please follow this link.
Finally, The We’s Match salutes #WeMaker Ms. Miracle Allums. Miracle immediately saw an opportunity to support other WeMakers when she learned that 61% of Black women founders need an assistant. She works for Mhoodle, a 100% Black-owned company that provides concierge virtual assistance for health and wellness professionals, and offers 10% off of your first month with offer code: WESMATCH. These are exactly the types of connections that The We's Match platform will amplify. While we continue to do due diligence to build the platform, feel free to reach out to Miracle directly via this link and learn more about Mhoodle. If you would also like us to salute any services that you provide that could strengthen the capacity, build scale, and grow the wealth of Black women entrepreneurs, let us know!! We’re starting to build our database of WeAmplifiers and would love to learn more about what you do.
Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook as we continue to promote the global community of Black women entrepreneurs. Message us with your bio and headshot on either platform to be featured. Spread the word! Take or share our survey.
Please don’t hesitate to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with recommendations or ideas. We will do this together. We see you. We love you. We are you.
Towards wealth and abundance,