Queen Latifah and ESSENCE Ventures LLC have partnered to create the Essence Creators and Makers Fund.

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In addition to a financial investment, the fund will also share ownership rights with its creators, helping to level the playing field and combat the frequent power imbalance that exists in entertainment.

Learn more about Latifah’s power move to support fellow entrepreneurs and creators of color.

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Join us in Washington, DC for the Walker’s Legacy 2018 Women in Business and Civic Engagement Awards Program on Thursday, September 13th.

The awards program celebrates the achievements of multicultural women who champion the development of policy and programs to advance economic development, entrepreneurship ecosystems and job opportunities within their local communities.

Hosted in partnership with Verizon, Microsoft, the National League of Cities, the African-American Mayors Association, and Axios, the program will bring together leaders in both business and policy.

We encourage you to consider attending by clicking here to RSVP, purchase a table, or exhibit your city organization at our 2018 program, our largest ceremony yet.