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Claire’s Life: Talking Women & Entrepreneurship with Crystal Streets, Mina Say What of Power 99, Marilyn van Alstyne, Yolanda Keels-Walker of the Business Babes, and Danielle Dawkins of McDonalds Philadelphia

Did you know that black females are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs?
But entrepreneurship is not easy–we need guidance in order to truly embrace our full potential. Thus, several panels and seminars are popping up around the country so that women of color can network, seek advice, and grow!
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I had the sincere pleasure of speaking on one such panel in Philadelphia, alongside stylist and jewelry designer Crystal Streets, Marilyn Van Alstyne of EMVE Management Group, Yolanda Keels-Walker of the Business Babes, and Danielle Dawkins of McDonalds Philadelphia. Mina Say What of Power 99 was our illustrious moderator.
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Each panelist offered insight on their background before launching into advice. We all agreed that taking care of finances is key. It’s important to set goals (and write them down!). Don’t be afraid to receive and ask for help. Having a great team is necessary (but finding the right team can take some trial and error!). And life is too short not to go for your dreams.
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For the event, I wore a printed dress from Nobody Jones Boutique:
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My co-panelists were fly!
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Crystal Streets rocked a flirty Zara dress, Topshop knee high socks, and Gianvito Rossi pumps.
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Yolanda Keels-Walker of the Business Babes uplifted a chic jumpsuit with a foxy fur stole and Sophia Webster ‘Boss Lady” pumps. I love it!
It was a fun time, and I will definitely be doing more panels on Women in Entrepreneurship (and I plan on coming back to Philly!)
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Stay tuned for video!
Until then, what do you think?

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