Disrupt Dallas kicks off Dallas Startup Week on Sunday as a celebration and educational program for the champions that are disrupting the diversity pipeline, underrepresented entrepreneurial market, and overall landscape. The main program will be held at the SMU Cox School of Business on Sunday, with a live streamed option for virtual attendees. There will also be various Disrupt Dallas sessions throughout the week to keep the celebration going.
For decades, Women of Color have battled the stigma surrounding their natural hair. There was a time, according to google searches around the world, afros, kinky twists and braids were deemed unprofessional. And if we weighed in on society\’s opinion, it was plain unattractive but the culture and conversation around our crown has shifted and we have so many trailblazers to thank for driving this movement forward. From the representation on shelves in the form of specialty products to those who put on their advocate hats and pushed for policy change to protect our opportunity to advance within our own individuality, we feel a lot less pressured to assimilate in exchange for acceptance. The real burnout was not from excessively straightening our stubborn strands and tucking flyaways to look presentable but more from fighting to show up in spaces as our authentic selves, with the same freedom afforded to others.
Join us for a live discussion with powerful women who made natural hair their business and continue to use their platforms to make strides in the world of natural hair, while also making it their mission to highlight the beauty and boldness of walking courageously in our own skin.
In this workshop, learn how to use Google Analytics to gain valuable insights that help you make more strategic business decisions. Learn which search terms and sources drive the most traffic, see demographic information for your most profitable customers, understand what content your audience is most interested in, and evaluate which channels drive the most conversions. This is a two-part series, with part one on Friday, June 25 at noon, and part two on Friday, July 2 at noon.
Joining us as a guest speaker will be Jason Brown, President of Dallas City Homes. Dallas City Homes is a non profit organization focused on transforming disinvested neighborhoods and preserving housing affordability. Since its inception DCH has developed or preserved the affordability of more than 2,400 apartments and participated in the construction, renovation or development of more than 350 homes for sale.
The DEC@RedBird strives to hold space for convening like-missioned voices around conversations that promote economic growth, wealth-building, and community development. We recognize this is an effort that takes a village with those who care about the health and wealth of our city as much as we do. On behalf of The DEC@RedBird, we would be honored if you would join us around the table for our new quarterly community meetings. Mornings with The DEC will focus on three key components:
– To identify resources that support economic growth through business investments
– To inspire change through awareness of systemic barriers that are a threat to community success
– To increase community capital to build wealth sustainability
Learn about opportunities to work and connect with nonprofits servicing needs of Southern Dallas. No RSVP needed; just join us at The DEC@Redbird inside RedBird mall! Community Partners & Speakers include: Edna Pemberton; Curtis Corbins, Southern Dallas Links/CLT Transportation; Byron Harris, Special Guest: Hope Supply Co.; Dallas Police Department, Red Bird Outreach; Andre Butler, TeqMuscle Institute of Technology/GoexTele Communications; Oak Cliff Red Bird Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Group; Tymeka Hay, Parties 2 U LLC; Jeanette Berry, Operation Community Care, LLC; and Avis Chassison, Palladium USA.
Once you’ve started selling online, you may be looking for new opportunities to market your products and services. Email marketing can help you increase sales by reaching customers with the right message, at the right time. In this Partner Digital Series workshop hosted by Google and Constant Contact, you’ll learn how to engage customers with well-designed emails, segment your customer base to deliver tailored messages, and track performance to refine your strategy.
Learn How to Build Financial Security: Save, Spend, Grow, Protect and Give with Brad Lobner of Northwestern Mutual – Financial security is something many of us strive to achieve in our lives. You try to do what\’s right for those you care about, but the wrong financial decision can often undermine the best of intentions. Whether you are concerned for your own financial needs or those of your family or your business, Brad can help you identify your goals and dreams and develop a plan that addresses these needs and gets you started on the path to financial security.
We all have great ideas but how do we gain the capital to execute them? Learn about viable funding options that best suite the current stage of your business. This virtual event is presented by The DEC@Redbird and hosted by Sean Tate of Tate Legal Counsel
The global entertainment industry is projected to lose a staggering $160 billion of growth over the next five years. Due to the pandemic, entertainment is shifting therefore it is time to adapt. In this series, engage in a quick fireside chat and connect with industry leaders on what they are doing to pivot with their work and keep their audience entertained and happy. April Guest: Kit Sawers, President of Klyde Warren Park
Have you been interested in a membership with The DEC@RedBird? Here\’s your chance to experience the space! Come and learn about The DEC@Redbird membership benefits, The DEC Network resources, values, culture + more. Lunch provided. Limited slots available. Face masks required and social distancing enforced.