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The Queen Boss Series was born from our years of work here at Sheryl Grant Enterprises: listening to, having dialogue with, and better understanding the experiences of Women in the Oakland Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and others across the US & internationally. What we found was that women--in astounding numbers across the nation--are deciding to lay down their positions in Corporate America, deciding instead to venture out into the world of small businesses and entrepreneurship. In larger numbers than ever before, Women are engaging in work on their own terms, and repurposing their talents to create impactful change through entrepreneurship.
As we listened more deeply, we found that the decision for women to pursue self-employment was all too often rooted in common experiences working in both Corporate America and the public sector. During our time talking to women about their career experiences, we found that lack of access to senior leadership, along with instances of being ignored, talked over, underestimated, overburdened and under-resourced were among the most frequent experiences that were cited. These same experiences have ultimately pushed women everywhere--especially women of color--past a societal breaking point.
#QueenBoss is part of our response to what we've learned through our research. Through our Kinectdots Network and in partnership with Bay Area community leaders and business innovators alike, we are developing the Queen Boss Series of events, podcasts, educational content and digital media to highlight emerging women entrepreneurs (and "want"-repreneurs). Our goal is to create a collaborative and truly accessible space for women to share insight, receive mentorship from leading executives and business owners in Silicon Valley, and to celebrate the revolutionary work of Women in the Bay Area and beyond!
Check back soon for our upcoming dates in the Queen Boss Series! until then, enjoy some pictures from the event below! more will be posted soon!