The Surdna Foundation partners with the US Small Business Administration on a series of webinars to support women entrepreneurs of color


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Surdna Foundation’s Inclusive Economies Program and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Women Business Owners today announced a three-part webinar series to support women of color entrepreneurs and business owners.

The webinar series, which begins October 31, will expand access to resources and learning opportunities for women entrepreneurs on their journey to start and grow their businesses. The webinars will highlight lessons from seasoned thinkers and doers who are helping entrepreneurs navigate the start-up space as women of color. They will also offer information on resources and technical assistance available to entrepreneurs through the SBA and other initiatives.

“We are honored to partner with the Small Business Administration for this series of webinars highlighting the wisdom and lessons of Surdna’s visionary partners,” said Patrice R. Green, Director of the Inclusive Economies Program at the Surdna Foundation. “We hope this series helps women entrepreneurs of color tap into resources to grow their business, learn together, and prevail against the headwinds of long-standing racial bias in our economy. Our goal is to help these entrepreneurs meet the challenges of running a business so they can do what they do best: create new jobs, invigorate communities, and provide exceptional products and services. »

Monday’s session, which will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST, will highlight resources for Latin and Hispanic women business owners. Each subsequent webinar will highlight the experiences and support available for different communities that have been historically underserved. The webinars are free and all interested parties are encouraged to attend. The schedule for upcoming webinars is as follows:

Small business owners are pillars of our communities and key drivers of our economy. The SBA leadership and national team live our mission every day by working collectively to advocate for small businesses and build entrepreneurial spirit within every community,” said Donald M. Smith, acting deputy administrator of the Office of Women’s Business Ownership at SBA. “The Office of Women’s Business Ownership is proud to partner with the Surdna Foundation on this critical initiative to expand and provide the resources needed to foster the participation of women entrepreneurs in the economy, especially those who have been historically underserved or excluded. »

For more information on the webinar series and to register, please visit our series page.

About the Surdna Foundation

The Surdna Foundation is a private, national family foundation that seeks to foster sustainable communities in the United States – communities guided by principles of social justice and characterized by healthy environments, inclusive economies, and thriving cultures. Surdna’s Inclusive Economies Program encourages the creation of an equitable economy in which people of color can maximize their potential as leaders, creators and innovators in all sectors. Learn more:

About the United States Small Business Administration

The United States Small Business Administration helps fuel the American dream of business ownership. As the single, go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA gives entrepreneurs and small business owners the resources and support they need to start, grow, expand their business or recover from a declared situation. disaster. It provides services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit


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