Boss Women Media’s Black Girl Magic Summit Will Return to Dallas, Stream on Amazon Live

Returning for its fifth straight year, the Black Girl Magic Summit will be held September 30-October 1 at Dallas' AT&T Performing Arts Center. Speakers will include actress-singer Keke Palmer, Pinky Cole of Slutty Vegan, and many more. A pitch competition with $100,000 in grants will be sponsored by Capital One Business.

Boss Women Media’s Black Girl Magic Summit is returning for its fifth straight year of programming as Black Magic Reimagined, an in-person event. The summit will be held September 30 and October 1 at the Strauss Square outdoor performance facility at downtown Dallas’ AT&T Performing Arts Center.

The event will be streamed on Amazon Live.

The aim of the summit is to educate, empower, and equip Black women and to celebrate and support thousands of expected attendees, including a network of corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, and student changemakers, organizers said.

“This year we are reimagining all things for the modern working Black woman from her health and wealth to her connections,” Marty McDonald, founder and CEO of Dallas-based Boss Women Media, said in a statement. “Our goal is to continue to drive equitable opportunities and resources to help her thrive and shine in today’s ever-changing world.”

Attendees will be able to meet with speakers and influencers, as well as to network with each other, allowing for connections and conversations, McDonald added.

Actress, singer, and TV star Keke Palmer will be among the speakers

Key speakers for the summit include Keke Palmer, a multifaceted performer and media mogul; Nicole Lynn, a professional sports agent; Kerone Vatel, head of Community Impact & Investment at Capital One; Shena Ashley, president of the Capital One Insights Center; and more.

The summit will include panel discussions, a VIP breakfast with plant-based food expert Pinky Cole of Slutty Vegan; a wellness event; a Black-owned marketplace; and happy hours for networking.

Sponsors for the Black Magic Reimagined summit include Capital One, Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator, and Creme of Nature.

Pitch competition will provide $100K in grants

As part of the summit, Capital One Business will sponsor the Black Magic Reimagined Pitch Competition, providing $100,000 in grants to three women-owned small businesses. To submit an application for the pitch by the July 31 deadline, go here.

Supporting Black women entrepreneurs

Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator (BBA) will support at least five Black women-owned businesses by providing access to a suite of resources to help them succeed in Amazon’s store, including financial assistance, business education and coaching, and marketing support, organizers said. Also, those female founders will be invited to apply to an exclusive program in BBA that will provide a curated experience with resources designed to accelerate participating businesses based on their unique needs.

“Capital One is on a mission to change banking for good by helping people across America to thrive,” Kerone Vatel, SVP, head of Community Impact & Investment at Capital One, said in a statement. “As the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., Black women are creating paths not just for themselves, but for their communities at large. We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Boss Women Media for this year’s summit. We look forward to the action-oriented conversations that will unfold around entrepreneurship, self-advocacy, and financial wellbeing.”

A ‘barrier-breaking’ event

Danyel Surrency Jones, director and head of Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator, said the Amazon Live event can be barrier breaking.

“We’re excited to partner with Boss Women Media to support incredible Black women entrepreneurs in achieving their dreams,” Jones said in a statement. “Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator (BBA) supports the success of Black-owned businesses by providing a place for their businesses, to start, scale, and create a community to encourage and inspire them along the journey.”

“We believe, when we knock down barriers for Black-owned businesses, through those learnings, we unlock the door for all small businesses to thrive,” Jones added. “We stand firm in our vision to target systemic barriers and leverage our entire community to create sustainable pathways to equity that build generational wealth for not only Black-owned businesses and Black women-owned businesses, but all underserved businesses.”

The summit is open to the public. Tickets are available for purchase at the summit’s website.

Boss Women Media is an online membership platform and offline women’s empowerment & educational community that creates event experiences for women to connect through summits, conferences, and networking opportunities.

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