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NAWBO - Chicago Partners with 1871

The NAWBO - Chicago partnership is just one of many efforts spearheaded by 1871 with the aim of advancing and uplifting women in business, technology, and entrepreneurship. 1871 recently announced a three-year partnership with Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), whose Chicago chapter is the only chapter nationally to consist of all-girl cohorts. In Summer 2017, the 1871 team and community at large made a concerted effort to achieve gender parity in the 1871 mentor roster, which was accomplished by August. In November 2017, 1871 launched the ChiBuys program, which aims to direct purchasing dollars toward local women- and minority-owned caterers.

“Developing a dynamic community where women’s voices are front and center is critical to solving the challenges for women entrepreneurs in Chicago and nationwide. With 1871, we will be able to further strengthen our already incredible community of women leaders, raise their visibility citywide, and open doors of business opportunity for both groups. It’s a win-win partnership and we’re excited to take the bit.” —Jennifer Masi, President, NAWBO - Chicago. For the full article click here.