More than 15,000 women of color gathered (virtually) for the Black Girl Magic Digital Summit last weekend, according to the organizers of the two-day summit hosted by Boss Women Media.
The event came during a time when we all needed it the most, says founder & CEO Marty McDonald. The event, which brought women together to “empower, uplift, and inspire each other,” culminated with a virtual pitch competition sponsored by Capital One. Winners were announced by McDonald and Capital One’s Shavonne Gordon. Elite Kids came in first, winning a $25,000 grand prize for the best pitch. ShearShare also left with $15,000 and Snag My Wedding left with $10,000.
Pitch winner Elite Kids founder Kewanta Brooks says “she understands what it takes to work with a diverse group of students and help them grow.” Brooks delivered a heartfelt “thank you” via video: “You have no idea how many ‘nos’ I’ve gotten,” says the teacher, trainer, and author who began her K-12 education career as a classroom teacher in Houston. “But I just kept going, because I refuse to accept ‘no.’ Because I know my product. I know my target audience, and I know that is something that our community desperately needs.”
Watch the winning pitches
Kewanta Brooks, Elite Kids
Courtney Caldwell, ShearShare
Tammy Bowser, Snag My Wedding
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