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#LETSGROW Power Hour on Blab
April 26, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
NBH #LetsGrow Power Hour Episode #6
#LetsGrow Power Hour on Blab offers encouragement, conversation, and access to the resources and people that will exponentially grow your business, your brand and you.
Topic: Money Mindset Makeover
Hosted by Kimberlee S. Williams. CEO, FEMWORKS LLC, Founder and Curator, Newark Global Shapers
Jessica Norwood Founder and Exec. Director, Emerging Changemakers Network, BALLE Fellow
A tireless activist committed to the cause of community investing, Jessica Norwood labors at the intersection of empowering grassroots leadership and facilitating innovative entrepreneurial ideas. Armed with an encyclopedic understanding of the intricacies of business development, she deploys strategies in the areas of capital, policy and leadership development to transform the systems that prohibit communities from thriving in an increasingly harsh economic climate. As a leading social entrepreneur in her native Alabama, Jessica is a vocal evangelist for investing as a strategy to build community resiliency. Identifying the need for a springboard for those with a vested interest in the financial vibrancy of their respective communities, in 2012, she established the Emerging ChangeMakers Network. This initiative targets disenfranchised communities within the Deep South, providing a user-friendly business development toolbox of sorts that allows civically dedicated individuals to actively invest in their communities. An offshoot of the program, SOUL’UTIONS, was launched shortly thereafter, encompassing a network of investment clubs supporting socially conscientious businesses and economically vulnerable communities throughout the area. As the face of these progressive initiatives, Jessica has shared her considerable expertise across the business arena, serving as a lead consultant for the following entities: the Center for Social Inclusion, Black Land Loss Prevention Project and Leadership Capacity after Hurricane Katrina; Oxfam America, Coastal Communities Land and Water Restoration Policy; and Managing Director, League of Independent Voters, League of Young Voters Education Fund and the League of Pissed-Off Voters PAC. For her dedicated endeavors, Jessica has been bestowed with a myriad of recognitions throughout her career, including: the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) Local Economies Fellowship; Harvard University, Hip-Hop Archive at the DuBois Institute, Political Power and Hip-Hop Fellowship; Duke University and Southern University, Effective Leaders Fellowship; University of South Alabama, Center for Healthy Communities Fellowship; and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, among others.
Steven M. Hughes Founder and Chief Financial Mentor, Know Money Inc. Founder and Curator, Columbia Global Shapers
As a college spendthrift turned award-winning B2B salesman and Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum, Know Money Inc. Founder Steven Hughes now dedicates his time to helping others establish foundations for wealth. From his own experiences with financial illiteracy and moneymismanagement well into his college years, Steven weds real life lessons with research and theory to teach youth and young adults how to achieve their own financial goals. He is a Columbia native and Clemson Tiger who loves sports, music, food, and travel, with a special interest in working to level the playing field for underserved communities.Tap here to subscribe and join us