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Pathway Launched Into Networking at 36|86

The 2019 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival held in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee brought together local entrepreneurs and business leaders for two days of networking, programming and entertainment. Put on by Launch Tennessee, a state-funded nonprofit, this conference was meant to introduce investors to regional startups seeking funding. This was our 2nd year sponsoring the Women’s Lounge at

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Pathway WBC at Nashville Voice

The Power of Voice Technology Voice skills are the new websites. That’s the view of Data Driven Design owner Paul Hickey who launched Nashville’s first Voice Conference where over 60 business owners – many of them new to voice technology – gathered July 31 at Thistle Farms. Proceeds benefited Corner to Corner, a non-profit focused on

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Get to know more about WBC’s New Advisory Board Members

We value the diversity in perspectives and areas of expertise that make up a Board of Advisors dedicated to furthering the Women’s Business Center mission. With experience in different facets of entrepreneurship, our new advisers will undoubtedly move our organization and clients forward. Read our interviews and get to know them.   Jacqui Hayes, Chief

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Meet The Team: Jacqueline Hayes, New Pathway WBC Advisory Board Member

Jacqui Hayes, Chief Marketing Strategist and Principal of Crayons & Marketers, owes her connection to Pathway WBC to being in the right place at the right time. Pathway WBC launched during her tenure as President of NAWBO Nashville. A participant in WBC’s early programs, she also teaches the Social Media School for Business four-part series

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Meet Pathway WBC’s Advisory Board: Christy Pruitt-Haynes

Christy Pruitt-Haynes is a speaker, coach and consultant who has been a featured speaker at numerous Women’s Business Center events and a mentor for Cohort graduates and Ignite 360 program participants. After attending a few events, she knew she wanted to apart of Pathway WBC.   What is your career and business? I am a

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Pathway WBC Welcomes New Members to Board of Advisors

Get to know Jacqui Hayes, Kenya Nelson Stevens, and Christy Pruitt-Haynes – three strong new additions to the Pathway Women’s Business Center 2019 Advisory Board. This year, we’re welcoming three new members to our Board of Advisors. Jacqui Hayes, Kenya Nelson Stevens, and Christy Pruitt-Haynes join seven other accomplished advisors whose distinct entrepreneurial journeys collectively

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Strength In Numbers: Partnerships, Being Bold and Women In Business

The Current State Of Women And Minority Business Owners Women in business continue to make gains year after year. As of 2017, women owned more than 11.6 million firms nationwide and generated $1.7 trillion in sales. That’s more than a 50 percent increase since 2007! The gains extend to minority entrepreneurs and women of color,

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Pathway Lending 101: Financing Businesses, Strengthening Communities

Our Women’s Business Center is a non-profit powered by the Small Business Administration that offers educational programming for entrepreneurs at all stages of business. We’re part of Pathway Lending, a mission-driven Community Development Financial Institution that finances businesses and strengthens communities. We’re a solutions provider and we want to help. Many of you know us

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