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Urban League of Louisiana's 2018 Women In Business Challenge, Sponsored by...

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New Orleans Jazz Market

1436 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard

New Orleans, LA 70113

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The Urban League of Louisiana's 2018 Women-In-Business (WIB) Challenge, sponsored by Square, provides female entrepreneurs with the education, tools, and resources needed to scale their businesses towards profitability and sustainability.

For nine weeks, ten semi-finalists participated in a comprehensive business education program, received technical assistance and counseling services, and were introduced to various resources to support their growth plans. Of the ten, four finalists were selected to advance to the pitch competition. Congratulations to:

  1. Michelle Norwood, Exclusive Events (www.exclusiveevent.net) - A global events and concierge firm offering comprehensive event production and management for corporate and social events. Specializing in destination weddings, Michelle Norwood Weddings offers management, production, styling and custom branding for weddings.
  2. Andrea Mejia, Sensa Design (www.sensadesignnola.com) - A residential construction firm specializing in the design and installation of kitchen and bath cabinets and countertops. Sensa’s projects include residential renovations, new construction, and remodels.
  3. Kelsey Foreman, Cake Face Soaping (www.cakefacesoaping.com) - An all-natural vegan soap brand that provides an array of bath and skin care items made with pure ingredients and premium blends of therapeutic essential oils and superfoods.
  4. Tedra Chaney, Nola Therapy Room (www.nolatherapyroom.com) - A full-service spa offering massage services and other relaxation treatments for men and women. NTR also offers special events like Date Night for couples and Ladies Night Retreats. They also offer an array of retail products.

The WIB Pitch Challenge will be held during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (http://noew.org), presented by J.P. Morgan Chase and produced by The Idea Village, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

During the event an esteemed panel of judges will be tasked with determining the winner based on effectiveness of the pitch presentation, scalability of the business model, and strategic use of award funds. A celebrated keynote speaker will also provide a motivational address prior to the announcement of the 2018 WIB Challenge winner.



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