Extreme circumstances have pushed difficult and needed conversations around Race to the forefront. In honor of SG Women, we'll be highlighting a successful black business owner, Stephanie Barneburg, to share her experience in growing a business. Stephanie was recently featured covering much of this topic on a black business panel for the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, called "The Black Experience." Many in attendance were in demand for a part 2, so we decided to elevate this talk by giving a platform to a strong local woman of color to educate and enlighten us.
Many challenges come with starting a business, and a separate set of challenges arise with being a woman, and a black woman at that. We hope you'll join us for this amazing talk to be educated, informed, and take action to make a difference in the lives of many women of color.
This event is FREE, but we hope you'll support SG Women and SG Carlsbad by purchasing a $5 ticket to help us continue to operate Startup Grind Carlsbad, which is also currently run by a Black Business Woman, and has featured other women of color and diverse speakers in previous events.
Thank you again for your support!
Stephanie Barneburg is the CEO of Sparkle Freshness, an innovative cleaning company that specializes in sustainability.
Stephanie Barneburg is the CEO of Sparkle Freshness, an innovative cleaning company that specializes in sustainability. Sparkle Freshness is a local family-owned and operated small business in Carlsbad, CA. Stephanie is working on establishing the Jim Dunston Foundation; a nonprofit working directly with underserved communities to create jobs by improving the environment through cleaning, education, and mentorship programs. Her commitment to making global change is the reason Sparkle Freshness is taking the industry by storm. She is committed to Sparkle Freshness’ Mission of making the world a better place, using non-toxic chemicals, planting trees to offset their carbon footprint, supporting the community and developing outcomes so that everyone across the globe has drinkable water. Under her leadership, she has also collaborated with businesses and communities to offset their footprint by providing educational resources and planting trees in their names. Her dedication to the company’s mission is her promise to her children, her clients, employees, and future generations to come.
With over 25 years of leadership and management experience, she has created a business and a life that has her living true to her values, beliefs and having autonomy.