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Women in Philanthropy Supports “Black Women in Business” Roundtable Event





On Monday, February 8, The University of Scranton SBDC, Office of Community Relations, the Black Scranton Project, and Women in Philanthropy will collaborate to offer a lunchtime roundtable event, Black Women in Business. During this special lunchtime event, The Black Scranton Project founder and CEO, Glynis Johns, M.A., will provide an overview of the Project’s NEPA Black-Owned Businesses Directory and its significance to the region. The event will spotlight three women, all local business owners, who will share their stories of entrepreneurship in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Nationally, black women are the fastest-growing demographic of business owners and represent 42% of new women-owned businesses.

During this event, WIP micro-loan recipient and owner of Paradise Soulfood & Sweets LLC, Asia Miller, will share her own experiences as a business owner, along with Koni Bennett, owner & stylist, Vanity Boutique Salon; and Juanita Harris, owner, Grooming by Juanita.

You are invited to join this free virtual event to hear the stories from local women in business, to learn from their experiences, and to gain insights on how to support black business in our region.

Registration for this free event is required at https://tinyurl.com/y4vyfmfc or by clicking the link below:


The event will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2021.

After registering, a Zoom link will be e-mailed to you on the morning of Monday, February 8, 2021.

Please contact elizabeth.geeza@scranton.edu for assistance with registration.

Thank you for your generous support of Women in Philanthropy!

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