#47: The Lesson of Segregation For Business

 
 
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In today’s episode, I’m talking with Sharon Oxendine about women and entrepreneurship.

In addition to shepherding the funding journey of hundreds of entrepreneurs, Sharon has her own path to purpose; emerging from her childhood as a student in the segregated south.

Throughout March, we’re celebrating International Women’s Month with focused stories about what it means to both a female and a leader in 2020; the joys, the challenges, and the perspectives.

Sharon’s story is our first tribute story. She talks about gender, race, faith, money, self doubt, health, loss, and purpose all in a matter of 20 minutes. This conversation is full of gems.

I’m there to hold the container for women – to make sure they can see themselves (living their dream) and saying how can I support you?”  -Sharon

Sharon Oxendine is the Director of the Western Women’s Business Center in North Carolina. She helps entrepreneurs articulate their vision and secure the funding required to launch.

On June 18, 2020, she is hosting the 6th Western Women’s Business Conference at AB Tech in Asheville. I am delighted to be on of the presenters, and I hope you’ll join us if you live in Western North Carolina. Tickets Available Here.

To learn more about the Western Women’s Business Center, Visit Their Website. To connect with Sharon, Visit Her LinkedIn.

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