Fort Worth Public Library: Introduction to the TWU Center for Women Entrepreneurs

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Name: Fort Worth Public Library: Introduction to the TWU Center for Women Entrepreneurs
Date: June 21, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
Introduction to the TWU Center for Women Entrepreneurs 
Tracy Irby, Director of the Texas Woman's University Center for Women Entrepreneurs, will provide an introduction to the organization, an overview of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, and the role of women entrepreneurs in North Texas.

 

Tracy Irby, Director of the Texas Woman's University Center for Women Entrepreneurs, will provide an introduction to the organization, an overview of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, and the role of women entrepreneurs in North Texas.

 

About the presenter

Tracy Irby portrait Tracy Irby has a passion for entrepreneurship. She was the first business advisor at the Center For Women Entrepreneurs after working 6 years as a business advisor for the North Texas SBDC network. She has been a serial entrepreneur for 25-plus years and owned one of the first Sears Hometown Dealer Stores, a gym, a bounce house rental business, an online self-defense business, in addition to being a licensed insurance agent and property investor.

She has an MBA & BBA in marketing and from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She is a recent graduate of the OU Economic Development Institute and holds an Economic Development Finance Certification from the National Development Council.

 Fort Worth Public Library hosts a 1-hour program promoting information and resources that support women- and minority-owned businesses.  We're pleased to partner with Texas Woman's University Center for Women Entrepreneurs and the Fort Worth Diversity and Inclusion department's Business Equity division. 

Upcoming Events:
 
June 22, 2021 –
Business Equity Resources in Fort Worth
Fort Worth Director of Diversity and Inclusion Christina Brooks will introduce the new Business Equity division which supports minority and women business enterprises and works to close racial and gender gaps in City contracting and procurement. Cheryl Jones will outline the many resources and tools provided for minority and women owned business in Fort Worth.
 
June 23, 2021 –
Funding Options for Women in Business
Tracy Irby from the TWU Center for Women Entrepreneurs will present on funding opportunities especially for woman-owned startups and businesses.
 
June 24, 2021 –
Free Business and Consumer Research Tools
Tracy Dickerson, Sr. Librarian will present on using the Library's Reference Resource to research consumers, demographics, and existing and former businesses locally and across the country.
 
June 25, 2021 –
Small Steps to Start a Business
Tracy Irby from the TWU Center for Women Entrepreneurs will provide a roadmap for women considering or preparing to start a new business.
 

 
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Date/Time Information:
Monday, June 21, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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Free
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