The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Washington DC Chapter Announces Its “Stronger Together Celebration of Diversity and Entrepreneurship Event” at the National Museum of African American History & Culture on 7/19/17
July 19, 2017—Washington, DC The capital chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO DC), the premier, peer-to-peer, global community, network and resource for entrepreneurs today, announced its Strong Together Celebration of Diversity and Entrepreneurship event taking place at the National Museum of African American History & Culture (Museum of AAHC), today, Wednesday, July 19, 2017.
The DC Chapter of EO (EO DC) aims to enrich members’ lives through dynamic peer-to-peer learning and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. EO DC aims to be the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn from each other’s experiences, leading to significant business and personal success.
This event kicks off the new 2017/ 2018 fiscal year for EO DC with a celebration of community and diversity. EO DC’s theme and goals for FY2017/2018 are to build a stronger internal and external community, and to celebrate our diversity as leading entrepreneurs. As a chapter made up of so many rich and diverse experiences and backgrounds, there is a true opportunity to learn and grow and celebrate similarities and differences that make up the EO DC chapter.
At the event members, will have the opportunity to participate in a VIP tour at the Museum of AAHC; following the tour, members will gather at We Works, overlooking the White House, to hear from Louis Upkins, a successful entrepreneur, author, speaker and ally in the entertainment industry. Upkins will speak to the chapter about “Living a Life of Purpose,” sharing his best practices and insights. Vijay Tirathrai, CEO of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, will speak about Washington, D.C.’s global impact on entrepreneurship and will highlight EO’s 30th anniversary celebration this year. Following a speech from Mayor Muriel Bowser, Council Member Jack Evans will interview the Mayor on the topics of entrepreneurship and economic development in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Additionally, newly elected EO DC Chapter President Marsha Ralls will share the EO DC vision for the year, provide a quick overview of the state of the EO DC chapter, and introduce the new EO DC Board of Directors, who were previously announced on July 14, 2017.
“I am honored to serve the EO DC chapter as their newly elected President and kickoff our fiscal year with a celebration of Entrepreneurship, Community, Diversity and Inclusion. Our vision for the year and beyond is to create engagement both internally and externally with entrepreneurs in the region. We plan to address ways in which we can come together as small business leaders and serve our community for the greater good—creating jobs, internship opportunities for our most at-risk students, and helping all entrepreneurs, especially women and minorities, with access to capital,” said Ralls. “What better opportunity than to host this dynamic event at the newly opened Museum of African American History & Culture and to have a discussion with our local leadership, Mayor Bowser and Council Member Jack Evans, along with motivational speaker Louis Upkins, who will share their thoughts on how we can become a more diverse and inclusive community.”