Women Owned. Women Made. Do You Make And Sell Your Own Products?
An FWA co-sponsored event
Many women entrepreneurs have found success making and selling their own products, addressing opportunities they saw in the market. Some did so out of passion, while others were driven by necessity.
This evening’s event is sponsored by The Business Center for New Americans (NYBCNA). It spotlights four women who embarked on this journey and succeeded. They include immigrants who did so with limited resources facing a new cultural and economic environment. Listening to their stories will inspire you with insights for new ways to succeed, if this is the path you choose to follow.
- Sufia Hossain, launched Silly Chilly Hot Sauce in 2016, inspired by her passion for international cuisines with a Bangladeshi touch
- Shelly Marshal, created Island Pops with her husband when she found herself craving the local ice cream flavors from her native Trinidad
- Sarina Prabasi, is the co-founder of Buunni Coffee, a purveyor of high quality, ethically sourced organic Ethiopian coffee beans from farmer-owned small enterprises.
- Autumn Adiegbo, created her own line of clothes that are colorful, elegant, and eye-catching, but also ethically sourced, produced and distributed.
- Nina Roberts (moderator), is a journalist and photographer covering all aspects of the immigrant entrepreneur experience.
Come and be inspired. Also check out our Holiday Market of unique gifts.
5:00 – 6:00 PM Mentoring by SCORE
5:30 – 6:00 PM Reception
6:00 – 7:45 PM Panel Discussion moderated by Nina Roberts
7:45 – 8:00 PM Networking
Attendance is FREE but you must register at the NYWIB website.
Subway: 4/5/6/7/ Shuttle to Grand Central Terminal.
About NY Women in Business: NYWIB
The brainchild of SCORE NYC, NYWIB is a coalition of organizations committed to supporting women’s business initiatives. Member organizations are the Financial Women’s Association of New York, We NYC, NAWBO NYC, What Now What Next, NY Women in Communications, and NYBCNA. Offering a supportive community for learning and cross-fertilization of ideas with peers across diverse industries, as well as an opportunity to shop for business services from selected exhibitors, is NYWIB’s mission.
About the FWA
Established in 1956, the FWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization with a membership of approximately 1000 female and male professionals working in the financial services industry or who hold a financial position in another industry. The FWA has a long tradition of encouraging women to seek career opportunities in finance and business through mentorship and networking.
Seating is limited - Register early!