This December, team ESSENCE is partnering with Target to bring the first-ever ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneurship Summit And Target Holiday Market to Atlanta. In anticipation of this premiere holiday shopping and entrepreneurship-building event, we’re excited to spotlight a few local businesses in the Atlanta area who are on track to take the city to higher heights as we enter a new decade.
All across the globe in communities worldwide, Black and Brown women continue to lead the conversation around rapid growth in the areas of entrepreneurship and economic advancement. Here in the United States, the Invest Atlanta team is dedicated to seeing the thriving city of Atlanta flourish even more to become a globally competitive economic hub.
Through initiatives designed to support crucial community needs like job creation, homeownership funding programs and resources for small businesses, Invest Atlanta is doing the work to ensure a better future for everyone who calls, or aspires to call, Atlanta home.
Keep scrolling to learn a little bit more about the inspiring women of color who are moving this company forward alongside their dynamic team and details on some of their that are initiatives already in play. Then, be sure to register via the link above for your free tickets to join us all in ATL on December 13.
See you there!
Women Of Color Make Up Their Leadership Team
While the Invest Atlanta team consist of an entire group of hard-working employees, it's worth noting that four very accomplished women of color (pictured below) currently sit at the helm of the company's Executive Leadership Team.
Their Mission Statement Is Beyond Inspiring
According to their website, the mission of the Invest Atlanta team is "to advance Atlanta's global competitiveness by growing a strong economy, building vibrant communities, and increasing economic prosperity for all Atlantans."
They Offer A Host Of Valuable Resources For Aspiring Homeowners
From downpayment assistance resources to first-time homebuyer education programs, Invest Atlanta offers a wide range of services to help get local residents on the right track towards achieving the dream of homeownership.
They Have A Program That Helps More Young People Of Color Break In To The Tech Industry As Entrepreneurs
Through their newly-launched Students 2 Startups program, Invest Atlanta is establishing a consistent "tech talent pipeline" by providing students attending 4-year universities in Atlanta with the opportunity to complete entrepreneurial-focused internships with local startups in the Atlanta area. You can find more information on the program HERE.
They Are A Valuable Resource For Small Businesses, Large Businesses And Startups
Offerings like their Small Business Loan Program, Site Selection Assistance, Creative Industries Loan Fund and a host of programs to educate business owners about Opportunity Zones make Invest Atlanta a one-stop-shop for getting on the road to entrepreneurial excellence.
Job hunting in the ATL area and think Invest Atlanta could be a good fit? Well, you're in luck because it looks like they're hiring! Visit their careers page HERE to view their current list of job openings.