Through the 12-week program, aspiring leaders will work on establishing a foundation of confidence, communication skills, and financial literacy while established leaders will grow their skillsets in empathetic leadership, active listening, and unconscious bias.
After nearly 10 years in the corporate world, Catherine Porth realized that it wasn’t for her. In an attempt to bring women like her together, she interviewed businesswomen in Knoxville about frustrations and topics of discussion.
Let Her Speak and Latinas Time will be celebrating Latina stories at a special event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST November 12 at the Techstars Office, 465 South Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville.
Knox News and Knox.biz are proud to announce the 40 Under 40 class of 2022, presented by the Lincoln Memorial University School of Business. 40 Under 40 recognizes outstanding young professionals living and working in the Knoxville area and across East Tennessee. These individuals are making a difference through their professional careers and philanthropic efforts. They are leaders, innovators and achievers with creative ideas and a determination to succeed.
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Women entrepreneurs, investors learn from each other during Let Her Speak’s “Women’s Capital Series”
Dozens of women-owned businesses in Knoxville are now better equipped to get more funding, thanks to advice from the experts. The final sessions of Let Her Speak’s “Women’s Capital Series” wrapped up yesterday, after six different panel discussions aimed toward women entrepreneurs and investors left a mark on men and women throughout the summer.
Three out-of-towners joined two Knoxvillians yesterday on panels that brought down the curtain for the inaugural “Women’s Capital Series.” Organized by Catherine Porth and the Let Her Speak group, the three sessions – two panels on each day in June, July and August – offered insights for women entrepreneurs interested in either securing investment capital (the morning program) or becoming investors (the noontime session).
This should be considered fairly good news for women founders. In the midst of turbulent times, with public market volatility and heightened geopolitical tensions, PitchBook News reports that female founders have turned in relatively strong venture investment metrics. Specifically, during the first half of 2022, U.S. start-ups with one or more women founders raised $20.8 billion of venture funding. That figure represents more than 93 percent of the deal value raised in the first half of 2021 – a record year for venture capital funding for female founders in the country.
It might have been best described as “Let Her Ask” when Catherine Porth and the Let Her Speak nonprofit that she leads hosted two events for women yesterday at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC) on Market Square. Both were offered under the “Women’s Capital Series” banner and were the first in a three-part series that continues July 28.
Let Her Speak, the Knoxville-based nonprofit founded by Catherine Porth, has decided to help address the lack of women investors in the start-up and small business space and the lack of funding going to women-owned businesses.