GMEN 25th Anniversary Conference 2022

September 26-30, 2022 | Atlanta, GA

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MDOs, Non-Profits, Small Businesses and Solopreneurs

GMEN 25th Anniversary Conference 2022 will present the past, present and future of GMEN growing businesses in the southeast region. Sessions during the conference will provide GMEN history, microenterprise development organization (MDO) and small business training, focus days on GMEN Women and RITES, as well as an anniversary gala. REGISTER TODAY!

GMEN25 - Past, Present and Future

The GMEN 25th Anniversary Conference will celebrate the organizations journey over 25 years, and the growth vision for the next 25 years.

Keynote Speakers

Andre Dickens, City of Atlanta Mayor, is one of the many exceptional speakers during GMEN 25th Anniversary Conference 2022.

Virtual and In-Person

GMEN 25th Anniversary Celebration and Conference is in-person and virtual for MDOs, start-ups, small businesses and non-profits with a closing gala.

GMEN 25th ANNIVERSARY- September 26-30, 2022

We have an exception group of guest speakers for GMEN 25th Anniversary Conference, September 26-30, 2022. Register today!

#GMEN25 Speakers
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#GMEN25 Speakers

GMEN

Nikki Arsenault
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Nikki Arsenault

GMEN

Sonia Booker
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Sonia Booker

GMEN

Terri Denison
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Terri Denison

SBA

Andre Dickens, Mayor
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Andre Dickens, Mayor

City of Atlanta, Georgia

Clyde Higgs
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Clyde Higgs

Atlanta Beltline

Dianne Jennings
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Dianne Jennings

Global Mortgage Strategies Inc.

Ray Pennie
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Ray Pennie

ACE

Cheryle Moses Reynolds
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Cheryle Moses Reynolds

Camrose Creative Services, Inc.

Erik Scott
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Erik Scott

GMEN

Redelia Shaw
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Redelia Shaw

Life Media Projects

Michael Syphoe
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Michael Syphoe

Michael Syphoe and Company

Allen Thomas
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Allen Thomas

SBA

Sonya Toomer
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Sonya Toomer

GMEN

Princella White
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Princella White

PK Connections LLC

Elizabeth Wilson
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Elizabeth Wilson

GMEN, Executive Director

PROGRAM

GMEN 25th Anniversary Conference, September 26-30, 2022. Register today!

GMEN’s 25th Anniversary Conference Kickoff Breakfast

Welcome to GMEN's 25th Anniversary Conference 2022 celebrating our past, present and future presented by Elizabeth Wilson, Executive Director, GMEN. We are kicking off GMEN25 with a power breakfast with Mayor Andre Dickens as our keynote speaker.

90min

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

How Does Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Impact Entrepreneurship?

Grab your lunch where you are and in-person with us for a GMEN a conversation about the racial equity in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, policymaking and public engagement.

90min

Virtual

Beginner

MDO Spotlight

A GMEN spotlight video of an MDO that has worked with the organization for years.

10min

Virtual

Beginner

One-on-One Business Consultation

Whether you have a question business funding, marketing for your business, or how to build your social media presence, you will have 20 minutes to talk with an expert by appointment.

120min

In-Person and Virtual

Beginner

Session: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap for Entrepreneurs and Organizations

Guest speakers include Ray Pennie with Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE).

60mins

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

Day 1 Closing – GMEN Staff

Day #1 closing of GMEN Women's Conference 2021.

15min

Virtual

Beginner

GMEN and Partner Organizations Thrive in 2022: It’s All About Entrepreneurship

60mins

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

Luncheon: Black Women Entrepreneurship is Vital to the Success of America

90mins

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

MDO Spotlight

15mins

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

Microenterprise Development (MDO) Training Series

120min

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

One-on-One Business Consultation

Whether you have a question business funding, marketing for your business, or how to build your social media presence, you will have 20 minutes to talk with an expert by appointment.

60mins

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

Session: ESG 101: What is Environmental, Social and Governance?

What is Environment, Social and Governance (ESG), why is it important and how does it affect underserved entrepreneurs?

60mins

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

Day 2 Closing – GMEN Staff

30mins

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

GMEN Women’s Conference 2022

Welcome to Day 2 (Day 1 Recap) – GMEN/SAME Board

15min

Virtual

Beginner

ACTIVATE. Establishing Your Brand in the World

Activate. With a good strategy, establishing your brand in the world can be done easier than you think. Identification, design and execution. | Panel and Q&A.

35mins

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

Women Entrepreneurs Spotlight

Women Entrepreneurs Spotlight Video

10min

Virtual

Beginner

ACTIVATE. Social Media, Internet and Video Are Your BFF’s

ACTIVATE. Kisha Solomon, GMEN and Robin D. Groover, Too Groovy Productions | Panel with Q&A

45mins

Virtual

Beginner

GMEN Women’s Power Luncheon

GROW. Virtual Luncheon with Guest Speaker Karen Davis of Curry Davis Consulting Group.

60min

Virtual

Beginner

GROW. Three Words – Marketing, Sales, Repeat.

GROW. The strategy for growth of any business is marketing, sales and repeating that process. Join Dr. Deena Brown, Cheryle Moses, Camrose Creative Services and Redelia Shaw, Life Media Projects, for straight-forward tips to get your marketing and sales on the right path. Panel Discussion and Q&A.

60min

Virtual

Beginner

Microenterprise Development (MDO) Training Series

120min

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

Women Entrepreneur Spotlight

Women Entrepreneur Spotlight

15min

Virtual

Beginner

GROW. Entrepreneurs Connecting with Local Leaders for Business Development

GROW. Representatives from business leaders, local chambers - Michelle Glover, Atlanta Black Chambers, Cheryle Moses, Gwinnett Black Chamber, Sareena Beasley, Bridge Forward Solutions | These panelists will also be judges for the GMEN Women's Entrepreneur Pitch Session. | Panel with Q&A.

45mins

Virtual

Beginner

Celebrating the Connection, Activation and Growth of GMEN Women

We are celebrating GMEN Women as they connect, activate and grow through our programs.

60min

Virtual

Beginner

GMEN Women Entrepreneurs Pitch Session – Guest Judges and Prizes

GMEN Women Entrepreneurs Pitch Session with guest judges and prizes.

60min

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

Networking and Graduation of Women Entrepreneurs

Networking and SAME Graduation – Streamed live, tent(s), food truck, giveaways, music

90min

In-Person

Beginner

RITES Program Conference 2022

60mins

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

RITES Lunch and Learn

90min

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

Microenterprise Development (MDO) Training Series

MDO training - Day #1 of the series.

60mins

In-Person/Virtual

Beginner

RITES Sessions

120mins

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

RITES Program Reception 2022

60mins

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

How Will Corporate Social Responsibility Propel Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs?

120min

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

The Next 25 Years: Emerging Technologies Creating Diverse Opportunities

Panel/session on how emerging technologies are creating diverse opportunities for all businesses and organizations to push forward for the next 25 years.

120mins

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

MDO Spotlight

15mins

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

Microenterprise Development (MDO) Training Series

120min

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

Session: Thinking Outside the Box to Democratize Capital

To democratize capital for underserve entrepreneurs, success in the future must include unconventional partnerships and tactics.

60mins

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

Session: The Future Is Turning Solopreneurs Into Employers

120min

In-Person - RICE

Beginner

GMEN 25th Anniversary Gala 2022

180mins

In-Person - Location TBA

Beginner

REGISTER

Join us for the 25th Georgia Micro Enterprise Network (GMEN) anniversary celebrating building businesses in Georgia and the southeast region, September 26-30, 2022.

SPONSORS

We invite you to support GMEN as we celebrate 25 years of building businesses and preparing for the next 25!

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