The Chapter's vision is to celebrate successes of our colleagues, bridge the gap between the business community silos as well as highlight Nashville as a whole onto a national and international stage. Nashville is the IT City and everyone should know about our amazing startups, founders, and entrepreneurs as well as all of the support and opportunities that are at their fingertips.
Our speaker of the Local Wonders Series will be Donzaleigh Powell, CEO of D- ConneX, LLC
Donzaleigh Powell is a Nashville native that loves life! She is the President and CEO of D-ConneX, LLC, which is a Business and Workforce Development Consulting firm assisting smallto Prime contractors build meaningful relationships, special employment projects, and training. She is a graduate of Cumberland University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Master’s degree in Public Service Management. In addition, she successfully completed the Metro Management through Metro Government and Middle Tennessee State University. She is a Global Career Development Facilitator with over 14 years of experience in Workforce Development. Her experience as the former Director of Business Diversity Development for the Metropolitan Airport Authority has bolstered her ability to effectively work on multiple projects simultaneously, train and develop small businesses and provide outreach activities for the community. Donzaleigh has also recognized a need to mitigate silos between community based organizations, businesses, and the community. To assist with “bridging the gap” she has begun her own talk show D-ConneXion TV currently on Channel 19. In the community, Donzaleigh does her best to give back to many meaningful causes all around the city as much as possible. She received the Community Star Award for Outstanding Services and Devotion to the community 2016, Black 40 Under 40 Award 2016, 100 Leading African Americans in Nashville Nominee 2017, Outstanding Achiever Nominee 2019, and Woman of the Year Nominee 2019. In her free time she likes to eat out, enjoy friends, travel, and go to church. She is a half marathoner, participates in triathlons, and Obstacle Course Races.
6:00 - Networking/ Friendship building(chat box engagement)
6:15- Fireside chat Jane and Erica
6:45- Q&A from the audience
6:50 Entrepreneur Center announcements and testimonial