For its fourth consecutive year, the Black Girl Magic Digital Summit is set to explore topics from financial well-being to career development to advancing socioeconomic mobility, small business success, and more. And this year’s summit promises to reach more Black women than ever before, by premiering at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 27. on Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service.
Presented by Dallas-based Boss Women Media and Capital One, the summit was pre-recorded in late July at Brigid Coulter’s Blackbird House in Los Angeles. The summit features 26 entrepreneurs and executives from startups and corporations across the U.S., who spoke before a live audience of professional leaders and female students from historically Black colleges and universities.
“We’re on a mission to provide Black women with the tools and education they need to take the next steps toward having more,” said Marty McDonald, founder and CEO of Boss Women Media, in a statement. “The Black Girl Magic Digital Summit is a pivotal part of this mission as it gives us the stage and presence to amplify critical conversations and poignant messages.”
Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator is also presenting some of the summit’s sessions.
The summit’s 10 sessions
Boss Women Media’s Marty McDonald will open the programming with a welcome as she tees up the summit’s 10 sessions, which include:
- Black Girl Magic Is Community
- Black Girl Magic Is Wealthy
- Mindfulness Session
- Black Girl Magic Is Innovative
- Black Girl Magic Is Advocacy
- Black Girl Magic Is Hustle
- Black Girl Magic Is Ambitious
- Black Girl Magic Is Now (featuring the pitch winners, see below)
- Black Girl Magic Is Fearless
- Black Girl Magic Matters
You can see more about each session and its featured speakers and sponsors here.
Apply now for the pitch competition with $100,000 in grants on the line
Capital One Business is also sponsoring the Black Girl Magic Summit Pitch Competition, providing $100,000 in total grants to three female-owned small businesses. Applications will be accepted between now and August 12.
Black female entrepreneurs can apply to take part in the pitch competition by going here. Those who are selected must be in Dallas (or be able to travel here) on Tuesday, August 16, to pitch in person and on film. Grants will be awarded at $50,000, $30,000, and $20,000.
Capital One partners to open ’empowering conversations’
Capital One is partnering on the summit for the fourth year in a row, activating its network of executives, community partners, and finance and career experts to help power the programming.
“At Capital One, we value the powerful impact Black women have on the workplace, economy, and our society,” said Theresita Richard, managing VP of diversity, inclusion, and belonging at Capital One. “We’re honored to partner with Boss Women Media again this year to open empowering conversations around career growth, financial well-being, and entrepreneurship.”
The partnership is part of Capital One’s Impact Initiative, a multi-year commitment that invests in underserved communities and businesses, and supports organizations that expand economic opportunity.
Live ‘watch parties’
To make the August 27 summit feel like a live happening, in-person live watch parties are being scheduled in Dallas, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Boss Media says this will be a way for women to “connect with your Black Girl Magic tribe.”
“Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities. We not only want Black women-owned businesses to survive, but to thrive,” Boss Women Media says on its website.
Black Girl Magic gift box for first 1,500 to register
The first 1,500 attendees who register for the Black Girl Magic Digital Summit will receive a “Boss Box” filled with gifts and “swag from Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator.” To register, go here.
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