#SGWomen Month, presented with Google for Startups and SVB Bank is proud to host a panel that includes three entrepreneurs at different stages of their journey: innovating, fundraising, and pivoting during this time of uncertainty. We're joined by Freshta Tori Jan, an early-stage founder, and Kim Lavine and Lucinda Wright, both seasoned entrepreneurs currently facing different challenges.
As we celebrate women entrepreneurs, we at Startup Grind recognize the need to advocate for and are committed to promoting and helping realize gender equity.
Globally, there's a lot of work to be done.
As we think about gender equity, here are some things on our minds at Startup Grind Grand Rapids:
So, in an effort to promote entrepreneurship among women, we are focused on highlighting resources available in our ecosystem to women founders and entrepreneurs as well as highlight success stories in hopes to inspire those who may have not thought entrepreneurship an opportunity. Together, we can help reduce the barriers to access including funding, talent, education, and resources.
Our panel of women entrepreneurs includes:
Identified as America’s Expert on Inspirational Business Advice, Kim touches and inspires millions around the world through her appearances on The Today Show, Rachel Ray, Good Morning America, NBC & ABC news, CNN, CNBC, FOX, NPR, Oprah & Friends Radio Network, and features in USA Today, Country Living, Guideposts, Inc, Business Week, Entrepreneur, Women's World, and Forbes to name a few.
Kim’s book MOMMY MILLIONAIRE (St. Martin's, NY 2007) has been called by Publisher’s Weekly in a Starred Review: “A top-notch, how-to guide on launching a business. Lavine’s human and authoritative story make this one of the most engaging and useful resources available for readers hoping to convert their passion into a healthy company…a rare gem.” USA Today says “Mommy Millionaire is loaded with resources for a fledgling business person…armed with a good idea and boundless energy.” Barbara De Angelis, PH.D.—#1 New York Times Bestselling Author says, “Mommy Millionaire is an inspiring gift and road map to success for anyone who’s ever had a dream.”
Strategy and Business Magazine chose Mommy Millionaire as one of the best business books of the year. “Kim Lavine’s memoir-cum-business-primer breaks new ground in the crowded field of startup sagas. By seamlessly blending the epiphanies that she gained through launching a business with practical lessons, Lavine has packaged a core set of new-venture tenets into something fresh and relevant."
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