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The State of Women in Entrepreneurship: Gains For & By Female Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Zoom Webinar

Event Details

In March, during Women's History Month, we'll focus on the state of women in entrepreneurship. The intense focus on equity in the past two years has resulted in gains for and by female entrepreneurs.  

Women open more businesses
each year than men. 

What work still needs to be done?

You'll leave this meeting with insights and updates on the status of entrepreneurial support for women.  Topics will include:

  • What is the good news about women in entrepreneurship?   
  • What challenges do they still face?
  • How does a successful community-college-based women’s entrepreneurship program look?  
  • Panel Discussion:
    • Tools and resources available NOW; and
    • What does the future of entrepreneurship look like for women?

As a NACCE member, you can take advantage of the many available resources to help your college accelerate growth, increase enrollment, and support aspiring entrepreneurs in your local community.

Membership provides you and your colleagues with access to valuable tools, access to funding, and proven approaches that will help vitalize your entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Featured Speakers:

Thresette Briggs
Founder &
Chief Performance Officer
Performance 3 (p3)

Olalah Njenga
CEO & Chief Strategist
YellowWood Group

About our speakers:

Thresette Briggs, Founder & Chief Performance Officer
Performance 3 (p3)

Thresette is the Founder and Chief Performance Officer of Performance 3 (P3), a city, state, and national certified minority and women-owned national leadership development firm headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, with offices in Roanoke, Virginia. The P3 team believes every leader can be high performing with the right opportunity and the right culture, and helps executives, mid-level, and emerging leaders accelerate both through keynotes, training and facilitation, and coaching services delivered for conferences, leadership meetings, learning series, retreats and strategic planning, voice talent and workshops.

An author and sought-after speaker, Thresette inspires leaders in small business and global companies to create a mindset and voice for sustainable high performance in over 10 industries with up to 10,000 employees and over $20 billion in revenue. Her awards and honors include billboard features, commercials, podcasts, voice talent for Emmy and Telly Award winning production companies, Award of Distinction from the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council, and finalist for Starkey Entrepreneurial Woman Award.

Thresette holds certifications as a Society for Human Resource Management– Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP); a Diversity Practitioner; a John Maxwell Team Speaker, Trainer and Coach; and Development Dimensions International Facilitator. She is a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and multiple other leader assessments.

Thresette also serves on the National Board of Directors for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), and in other national and local leadership roles. She received her BBA from Wichita State University, her MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, and is a graduate of the Leadership Indianapolis LEAD program. She also owns two services registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office designed to help leaders accelerate high performance.

Olalah Njenga, CEO | YellowWood Group
An award-winning entrepreneur, an accomplished business strategist, and an advocate for the small business economy, Olalah partners with business leaders to transform ideas into objectives and objectives into outcomes. She worked in several enterprise-level operations, administration, legal, human resources, and technology roles before founding her firm, YellowWood Group, in 2003. Olalah serves in national and state leadership roles where she proudly represents the legislative concerns of business owners. She is an outspoken champion and a trusted small business issues source for the BBC, NPR, New York times, Marketplace, Fox, and local broadcast affiliates.