On March 28, 2019, The Maynard Group will host a captive audience of 200-plus women business owners and entrepreneurs for the 4th annual Power of WE – Women Entrepreneurs Luncheon presented by Nashville Electric Service, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Belmont University Inman Conference Center. HGTV personality Page Turner, the host of the network’s “Flip of Flop Nashville” series, will serve as the luncheon’s mistress of ceremonies.
This luncheon began four years ago as a partnership between Belmont University, The Maynard Group and Urban Communications/STAYONTHEGO Magazine to provide an educational and networking opportunity for women in business and particularly entrepreneurs.
“The (Power of WE Luncheon) is an exceptional opportunity to empower and inspire women business leaders and entrepreneurs across Middle Tennessee and we look forward to hosting it each year,” said Jerry Maynard II, principal of The Maynard Group and publisher of Nashville Voice. “We are excited that proceeds from the event will go forth to benefit educational programming as well as provide scholarships for women students attending our partner institution Belmont University.”
This year’s speaker is Vivian Pickard, president and CEO of The Pickard Group, who also served as president & CEO for the General Motors Foundation and the director of Corporate Relations for General Motors.
Nashville Metropolitan Davidson County Mayor David Briley will welcome the women in business and share with them the city’s landmark Equal Business Opportunity legislation, highlighting the benefits it will have for minority- and women-owned businesses that work with Metro.
Marilyn Robinson, executive director of the Nashville Minority Business Center, is this year’s recipient of the inaugural Trailblazers Award for her life long achievements in the Nashville business community.
Pickard and Robinson will join Sarah Patton—entrepreneur owner of Social Bliss Events and founder of Creative Souls Tribe—and Courtenay Rogers— director of Pathway Women’s Business Center—to form a four-member panel. The panelists will address questions from the audience and share their personal stories of what it takes to achieve success through goal setting, overcoming adversity, and accessing personal and professional resources.
The sponsors of the event include Nashville Electric Service (NES), The Maynard Group, Belmont University, Nashville Voice, STAYONTHEGO Magazine, Apex Financial Services, and more.