Belmont’s Center for Entrepreneurship, as part of it’s entrepreneurship month celebration, hosted “Women Do It Differently, Tips From Some of the Best in the Business” for Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.
Featuring a panel consisting of Connie McGee, founder of Evolve Women, Van Tucker, CEO of Nashville Fashion Alliance, Jacqueline Hayes, Owner of Crayons and Marketers and moderator Linda Eskind Rebrovick, Director of the Board for HealthSpring, the event highlighted the power of women in entrepreneurship and business.
Eskind Rebrovick got the discussion started by mentioning Belmont’s support of the Nashville community and thanking the College of Business and Center for Entrepreneurship for its continued work in the entrepreneurship space. “Belmont is a jewel, a crown jewel in our city,” she said.
From there, Eskind Rebrovick engaged the panel in a number of questions to highlight the success of women in Nashville’s start-up culture, as well as the power of their voices. For Jacqueline Hayes, Crayons and Marketers grew from her personal blog to a way to support her family in a flexible way. When the time came to make the jump as an entrepreneur, Hayes knew it was time to move. “It’s either you’re gonna do it or you’re not,” she said.
As president of Nashville’s National Association of Women Business Owners chapter, Hayes said she is a strong supporter of the network women can provide for each other. It all comes down to “women helping women achieve.”
Tucker, an entrepreneur passionate about creative industries and community support, encouraged women to know the strength of their skills and claim it. “I sit at the table until somebody tells me I don’t belong there,” Tucker said. “Then I argue with them.”
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