July 5-8
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ESSENCE Path To Power Conference

Monique Greenwood, owner and CEO of Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns, a collection of upscale B&Bs in Brooklyn, NY, Washington, DC, Cape May, NJ, and now a boutique resort and spa in Pennsylvania’s mountains, is passionate about economically empowering our communities.

She developed a retail strip in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, renting out spaces at below market rates to area entrepreneurs, and she pens the monthly "Small Biz Success" column for ESSENCE magazine, where she served as editor-in-chief in 2001, succeeding Susan Taylor.