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Businesswoman, Ariel Shaw, MBA is seeking to level the playing field when it comes to women entrepreneurs in South Metro Atlanta. While Atlanta is known as a great place to do business, the Southern Crescent is yearning for a support system for its women owned businesses. “There are more women entrepreneurs today than 10 years ago and this dynamic will only increase” states Shaw. As a businesswoman, Ariel Shaw, MBA wanted to create a network of women owned business and women in business, that would support one another in the growth of their business. With more women going into the role of CEO, it was essential to funnel support and create systems that would benefit the majority of the women—this is why she created Henry County Women In Business & Southern Crescent Women In Business. Situated 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta without traffic, Henry County Women In Business, a Subsidiary of Southern Crescent Women In Business, is hosting The Southern Crescent’s First Funding Pitch on August 28th 2019, at JW Event Suite in Stockbridge, Georgia, from 5 PM to 8 PM. Ariel is excited about the opportunity to help fund a woman owned business and help with her own ecosystem. According to Shaw, she received the confirmation she needed to create this event after attending a business conference which required them to create additional opportunities for their own ecosystem, because if everyone does a little, they believe it adds up to plenty. According to Shaw, “While we know the pay wages in corporate America are not equal for women and even worst for women of color, we are not waiting on anyone to give us anything, we are aggressively going after what we know is ours and creating our own systems, and building our own tables.”

The event has notable guests from U.S. Small Business Administration District Director, Terri L. Denison to Financial Expert and Author, Tarra “Madam Money” Jackson who recently graced the stage of Essence to discuss generational wealth.

Women will have an opportunity to share about their business or product, its potential growth, and why they should win the opportunity to be given a financial contribution from Henry County Women In Business, as well as a financial and business coach, who will assist in strategic accountability and growth.

Investors from major corporations will also be present and will be willing to take a look at all the contestants for future partnerships.

Sponsorships for the Funding Pitch include 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 here.

Find out more about Henry County Women In Business by clicking here!

Featured Image by Richard Evans | information and image provided by Henry County Women in Business