#SGWomen: Empowering Women in Entrepreneurship in an Unfavorable Racial Landscape

Tue, Jun 30, 2020, 12:30 PM (MDT)

About this event

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

    Stephanie Barneburg

    Sparkle Freshness


    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, ed...

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