Business as a Force for Good Annual Ethics Symposium

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Adversity has found its way into more lives this past year as our country battles a pandemic while trying to heal from the realities of racial injustice and systemic inequality.

Entrepreneurs are known to not just tolerate uncertainty and adversity, but to thrive because of it. This year we celebrate Black female entrepreneurs and invited students and the community to listen to the lived experiences and powerful stories of our speakers. followed by a panel discussion.  The event concluded with an online netwooking mixer using Mixtroz, an online networking platform founded by one of the speakers. where attendees had the opportunity to build lasting relationships with one another and connect with the storytelling entrepreneurs.

  

Storytellers

Ashlee Ammons

Ashlee Ammons
Co-Founder
Mixtroz

Tye and Courtney

Dr. Tye Caldwell and Courtney Caldwell
Co-Founders
ShearShare

Laci Chisholm

Laci Chisholm
Founder & CEO
Fit4Dance

Elayne Fluker

Elayne Fluker
Founder
SiS Academy

Chavonne Hodges

Chavonne Hodges
Founder
GrillzandGranola

Tabitha Holbert

Tabitha Holbert
Founder
ARTEMIS

Amber Jones

Amber Jones
Founder
Life Key Financial Group

Christa Lynch

Christa Lynch
Founder
Brooklyn Braised

Nikki Porcher

Nikki Porcher
Founder
Buy From A Black Woman

Jasmine Shells

Jasmine Shells
CEO & Co-Founder
Five to Nine

Tracie Shelton

Tracie Shelton
Founder
Alamo Kitchens

Dominique Townsend

Domonique Townsend
Founder
We Optimize Work, LLC

Chris Wachira

Dr. Chris Wachira
Founder
Wachira Wines

Panelists

Arthur Gross-Schaefer, J.D.
Professor of Marketing and Business Law
Loyola Marymount University

Angelica Gutierrez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
Loyola Marymount University

Dr. David Moore
Lead Pastor
New Covenant Worship Center, Santa Barbara

Lauryn Nwankpa

Lauryn Nwankpa
Head of Social Impact, Dave
Senior Advisor, Decolonize Design

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support!

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