After a sold out crowd in both Chicago and Detroit, The Unlocked Summit took its two day seminar on the road with its next stop in Atlanta, Georgia. The summit, designed to empower today’s women entrepreneurs to unlock their dreams and visions took place June 3-4, 2015. Roam, a beautiful coworking space in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, was the perfect environment for a day of interactive and collaborative learning.
The Unlocked Summit’s mission is to help catapult women entrepreneurs to the next level. The event explores the importance of supporting women in business and sisterhood, creating a strong brand within the marketplace, while stressing the importance of cultivating the city from an entrepreneurial standpoint.
When asked “Why Atlanta?”, Co-Founder Asia Horne said,
“Atlanta is the hub for the entrepreneurial women of color. We believed that Atlanta was a great host city for The Unlocked Summit this time around because these women are already surrounded by thriving businesses and just need that motivating push to elevate their own.”
“The women at The Unlocked Summit Atlanta were extremely eager to learn information to help their business and ultimately their lives grow and flourish.”
The weekend began Friday, June 3rd at The Unlocked Lounge. Both women and men gathered together at the plush M Bar for a night of networking and active learning. One new element for The Unlocked Lounge this time around was a dynamic panel discussion. Moderated by Sweet Candor TV‘s Candi Daniels, powerhouses Timeesha Duncan, K. Renee Ward and Taylar Barrington shared gems of wisdom regarding entrepreneurial social media hacks, branding and more. Various fashion vendors showcased their items as guests were happy to support their businesses.
The main event, The Unlocked Summit, was chock full of valuable information shared through interactive workshops. Facilitators Ashley Maltbia, Koereyelle Dubose, Emmelie De La Cruz, Danielle Hughes, Neosha Garner and Janine Carthone were essential pieces of the day as they aided registrants in developing effective strategies to propel their businesses and brands to the next level.
To address the question, “What did Atlanta receive from The Unlocked Summit?”, Co-Founder Chatoya Antwine stated,
“We’ve selected some of the most dynamic and influential women of Atlanta as workshop facilitators to provide entrepreneurial women with the necessary tools and resources they need to unlock their future and take their brands to the next level.”
“This was a jam-packed two day experience with workshops facilitated on the platforms of Business, Being, and Beauty. The intimate panel discussions on branding, sisterhood, and entrepreneurship were a great addition to make this experience an unforgettable one.”
A very important element of The Unlocked Summit is the Unlock The City award where notable influential women are recognized for their positive contributions to the host city. The Unlocked Summit Atlanta honored Georgia State Representative LaDawn Jones and 100 Female Entrepreneurs Founder Nicole Garner Scott.
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