move forward

an entrepreneurial experience


presented by square inc

MOve fOrward

Hosted by

sheryl grant

In honor of Black History and in Partnership with Square, Inc. Sheryl Grant Enterprises is so excited to invite you to the ultimate entrepreneurial experience, providing resources and tools that educate, uplift, and empower women entrepreneurs in the Bay Area and beyond. This event will be delivered in three distinct parts:


1. A pre-event open market featuring Oakland's brightest small businesses

2. A panel discussion and community dialogue

3. an after hours in-person networking event with top executives and business leaders

special guests


We were so excited to host a panel discussion and community dialogue with some of the Bay Area's most influential business leaders and Oakland's brightest small business owners.

Our Special Guests:


Lori Allen

Sr Director, HR - Engineers


Lauren Jennings

Vice President of Operations, Founder,

The Best Me Conference

Imaan Bright

Product Manager, Capital

Square, Inc.

Taylor Jay

Product Manager, Capital

Square, Inc.

Caheri Gutierrez

Product Manager, Capital

Square, Inc.



our community is changing.

The city of Oakland is rapidly changing along with our country’s
socio-political climate. These changes undoubtedly influence
members of the Oakland community, often leaving those who have called It a lifelong home -- our entrepreneurs, business women and other cornerstones of our community --disadvantaged. Through our work with corporations and community partners alike, Sheryl Grant Enterprises (SGE) aims to create a lasting paradigm shift between corporate systems and community welfare. We believe that as part of this community, it is our responsibility to build a sustainable environment that is inclusive of Oakland natives and transplants alike, with a focus on supporting women of color.

meet our panelists

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