Yanni Lopez, founder of Paella Fusion and Cultura 311 Taco shop, speaking at Shark Tank at the Shore. Genesis Block HerStory event coming 2024.
According to a survey conducted by Gusto, in 2021, women represented 49% of startups in the U.S. This figure is up from 28% just two years earlier in 2019.

According to the United States Small Business Administration, 42% of all U.S. businesses are owned by women and women-owned businesses employ over 9.4 million workers. Increasingly, women led businesses are growing and play a significant role in economic development. Over 85% of the founders receiving services from Genesis Block are women.

Genesis Block is excited to announce the 2nd annual Genesis Block HerStory Event in partnership with Common Desk and Wilmington Downtown Inc. Last year, the Genesis Block HerStory event drew a large audience of the region’s best female entrepreneurs, women owned businesses and professionals. The 2024 Genesis Block HerStory event will include new features as well as recognizing the accomplishments and achievements of women entrepreneurs and business owners in the Wilmington area.

Woman-owned businesses speaking to audiences at Genesis Block tradeshow event
On average, women small business owners are 42 years old, have been in business for 11 years, and have a household income of $110,000 or more.

Here are some of the program features.

The Genesis Block HerStory is a collaborative effort between Genesis Block, Common Desk and Wilmington Downtown Inc. to recognize the accomplishments and achievements of women entrepreneurs and business owners in the Wilmington area. Wilmington has one of the highest ranked startup ecosystems in the country largely due to the success of female led businesses.

The Genesis Block HerStory event expects over 100 attendees for the second annual social gathering. This provides the ideal environment for social and business networking, meeting potential collaborators and generating new opportunities.

Thread Capital booth at Genesis Block Conversations to Contacts event. Genesis Block HerStory event coming 2024.
The top three motivations for women starting their own businesses are pursuing their passion, gaining financial independence, and increasing their flexibility.

The Genesis Block HerStory event will have drinks and appetizers for guests and attendees. The event will be held at Common Desk in the heart of downtown Wilmington NC.

With over 100 attendees expected to attend the 2nd Annual Genesis Block HerStory event it creates a great opportunity for organizations to market their products and services. Genesis Block HerStory offers flexible and affordable sponsorship packages for businesses, organizations and individuals interested in a great lead magnate for their initiatives.

If you are interested in attending the Genesis Block HerStory event, having your story featured or sponsorship options contact Kali at kali@genesisblockilm.com or Aariene at aariene@genesisblockilm.com.

When: Wednesday, March 27th

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