Henry County Women In Business is hosting The Southern Crescent’s First Funding Pitch on August 28th 2019, at JW Event Suite in Stockbridge, Georgia, from 5pm to 8pm. Henry County Women In Business, a Subsidiary of Southern Crescent Women In Business, is excited about the opportunity to help fund a woman owned business and help with their own ecosystem. There is an amazing power packed panel of business leaders from across the state who will inspire these women and assist in judging. These business leaders include Financial Expert and Author, Tarra “Madam Money” Jackson, the Chair of the Henry County Chamber, Sharon Ponder, to Celebrity Chef Carlos Brown, who has built his successful career and Coastal Inspired cuisine working with celebrities such as Oprah, as well as JW Event Suite Co-Owner Angela White, who was a successful corporate banker before going into entrepreneurship, and more expert panelists. U.S. Small Business Administration District Director, Terri L. Denison, will also be one of our special guests.

The Funding Pitch will consist of several women owned businesses who are looking to grow or start their business. In a Shark Tank style, the women will have an opportunity to share about their business or product, its potential growth, and why they should win the opportunity to be funded. Investors from major corporations will also be present and will be willing to take a look at all the contestants for future partnerships. This historical event is the first of its kind in the Southern Crescent and the magnitude of what this means to a small business is major. The winner will also receive a financial and business coach, who will assist in strategic accountability and growth.

“We are at a turning point in Henry County, the Southern Crescent, Georgia and the U.S. It is critical that we do all that we can to support women owned-businesses and women in business,” said founder, Ariel Shaw, MBA. “The ability to help shape our own ecosystem through support is an amazing opportunity.”

“The mission for Henry County Women in Business is simple. It is to unequivocally foster business relationships to help sustain and grow our business and local economy. Our vision is to develop key partnerships, deepen business relationships and to provide resources to assist in the growth of women owned business. While networking is a key component, membership will include memberships to key groups, and allow them to be at the table where decisions are made, while promoting their business and increasing their bottom line.”

The Southern Crescent includes Henry County, Clayton County, Fayette County, Spalding County and areas south of 1-20. According to the US Department of Labor Statistics, the fastest growing market of entrepreneurs are women. Women have created more businesses and contributed more than $40 Billion

Dollars in revenue over the last 10 years, but the access to funding still exists. Henry County Women In Business is here to help.

Sponsorships for the Funding Pitch include the The Coca Cola Company, Henry County Development Authority, Heritage Bank, Georgia Power, Minute Man Press, JW Event Suite, AS Consulting LLC, Macaroni Kid, and Sheen Magazine. Partnerships include a Media Partnership with SCBTV and a Marketing Partnership with Pierre Branding Group. Ticket information is available on Eventbrite at Find out more about Henry County Women In Business at Follow us at Henry County Women In Business on all social media platforms and email for any questions or partnerships.


Henry County Women in Business (HCWIB), a subsidiary of Southern Crescent Women In Business, is a conglomerate of women owned businesses and women in business that have come together to change the economic landscape in Henry County and the Southern Crescent area. Our partnerships go beyond Henry County, the Southern Crescent and Georgia. HCWIB exists to fill the gap in the areas where women owned business struggle the most. We are here to support women in business in Henry County and beyond. Join us and let’s grow your business together.

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