Black Women Bosses
Black Women Bosses is a cohort-based, multi-week entrepreneurship and leadership program for Black female (current KSU) students to help successfully launch businesses, apply entrepreneurial thinking to career goals, and build a leadership mentality.
The curriculum is based on a workshop-style, antiracist, whole-person approach and will engage successful business and community mentors to share insights and support students in developing a launch plan for their business as well as resources for success. Participants are expected to engage with materials (readings, videos, etc), one another, with mentor(s), and attend a minimum number of classes and workshops to receive full benefits.
Participants who complete the full program will be prepared for launching their business and eligible for a launch grant, mentor-matching, as well as other support.
Goals of the Program
Provide Black female-identified student entrepreneurs a trusted and fruitful environment to network with each other and improve their economic, social, and/or emotional standing so they feel confident to lead with a prosperity mindset
Equip participants with tools and practices needed to evaluate root limitations to their success and methods to overcome them
Help students prepare for and successfully engage in mentoring relationships
Cohort 2 will meet from December 2021 - April 2022:
- Introduction meet-up: Dec. 10 (4-6pm), in person
- Virtual classes:
- January 10
- January 31
- Feb 7
- Feb 21
- March 7
- March 21
- March 28
- April 11
- Graduation: wk of April 18 (Day & time TBD, in person)
Questions? Contact Tabitha Messmore, LaunchNET Asst Director