BENTON HARBOR, Mich., (November 8, 2021) – As the world celebrates Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on November 19, the Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Cornerstone Alliance will be presenting the inaugural MOGUL (Making Our Goals Unite Lives) event.
MOGUL is a first of its kind, for us, by us style, fireside chat featuring famous comedian and entrepreneur Loni Love. A Michigan native, Love is co-host of The Real and Owner of True Love production company. Love will reconnect with her roots through an intimate conversation with Afiya Latham, Co-owner of Express Employment Professionals of Southwest Michigan.
Oftentimes, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs experience barriers with accessing capital and resources needed to start or sustain their businesses. COVID-19 has exacerbated those challenges, especially for women. However, when BIPOC entrepreneurs break through that glass ceiling they are unstoppable in their respective industries. Unfortunately, people in underserved communities don’t always get first person accounts and the opportunity to connect with popular business tycoons who they identify with.
“As the WBC continues to help small businesses adjust to their new normal, it is important that they, especially entrepreneurs of color and women, are given hope,” said Brandon Campbell, Director of the Women’s Business Center. “We are excited that internationally recognized celebrity and successful business woman, Loni Love, has chosen to join us on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day to share her fascinating story. Small business owners throughout Southwest Michigan will be inspired by Love's message, and encouraged to never give up on their dreams of business ownership.”
Love will share how she went from being an electrical engineer in the automobile industry, to launching a successful entertainment career and owning a Hollywood production company. Attendees will learn how Love seized opportunities to help establish herself as a force in business, unite groups and impact lives, and how they can also, if they start now.
In order to provide the most access to Love's message, the WBC will be hosting watch parties throughout Southwest Michigan. Watch party locations include the Ghostlight Theatre, the Niles District Library, Lake Michigan College at the South Haven Campus, and ThinkBar Coworking Space. A lunch option will be included at the Benton Harbor and South Haven locations.