Baltimore was recently ranked 2nd in economic opportunities for minorities in the country, and 5th among "Top Cities for Minority Entrepreneurs" (Expert Market, 2017).
Maryland also drew praise as 1st in African American-owned firms with paid employees, 2nd in women-owned firms, 3rd in African American-owned firms (U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 2012).
What is it about our beloved city and state that makes it ideal for this type of unprecedented growth and opportunity?
Find out the answer to these questions and more at the Waldorf School of Baltimore's 20th Annual Civil Right Celebration! This year's theme, "The Rise of the Minority Entrepreneur", will feature a panel of local experts and minority entrepreneurs offering their insight into what is driving these exciting times:
- Stacey Chambers, Owner of Gogo’s (www.shopgogos.com)
- Carleen Goodridge, Owner of Le Monade (www.facebook.com/le.monadeMD)
- Tammira Lucas, CEO of Mompreneurs & The Business Dr. (www.TamTheBizDr.com)
- Nicholas Mitchell, Founding Partner of Noisy Tenants (www.noisytenants.com)
- Paul Taylor, Director of the Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development (mwbd.baltimorecity.gov)
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshment will be provided by City Seeds (www.cityseeds.org), Le Monade, and Noisy Tenants.