Women-led Entrepreneur Resources to Check Out in Nashville


Nashville is the city for women in business. Every year Nashville grows in women leaders, who doesn’t let up in advancing the entrepreneur community. The collaborative support for each other pushes the envelope for innovative change and influences the next businesswoman. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, enjoy our guide of lady go-getters with platforms that provide beneficial resources to Nashville’s entrepreneur community.

The Wond’ry

Located in the heart of Vanderbilt University campus stands the Wond’ry, a three-story multifunctional building created for growing entrepreneurs and innovative changemakers. Students and people of all ages are embraced by the staff and encouraged to manifest their ventures from the ground up. Leading Department directors Deanna Meador and Yesi Sevilla are the beacons to bringing in women founders and innovators. As visionaries of their own, they are deliberate in curating pitch competitions, mixers, community engagements, and other events to support women leaders. One of their favorites include the annual Renaissance Women’s Summit held at the Wond’ry every year for women organizers, founders, and speakers to empower and educate each other. To learn more about the Wond’ry, visit their website or take a visit.

Black Business Boom

Black Business Boom is a connective platform that provides support and recognition to Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs, with specific intentionality to women visionaries and leaders. Various resources offered by Black Business Boom includes training programs, workshops, and showcases that has an impressive 80% participation rate from black women. Representation of black women in different fields is critical to Danielle McGee, who is the founder of Black Business Boom. Her commitment to empowering Black women entrepreneurs shows by having a team of black women business owners as the internal staff for the platform. Stay tuned to Black Business Boom for more news and updates on their website. You can look forward to their digital marketing and financial management cohorts launching in April and May. Application links will be ready soon.

Bold in Business

Being an advocate of self-care and mental health led Karen Williams to create a space where conversations on sustainable business growth can flow with talks on work-life balance. As the founder, Karen started Bold in Business to be a community where Black female entrepreneurs can connect and help grow each other’s business without feeling alone or burned out. Her mission is to empower Black female entrepreneurs by amplifying their voices and businesses. Initiatives and opportunities to achieve this mission includes educational and collaborative events, meet-ups, memberships, and merchandise that uplifts. To stay up to date on everything they have planned, join their mailing list by clicking here.

Bold in Business Entrepreneur Dinner

Heels and Handshakes

When Shannen Stewart started Heels and Handshakes, she started it with a mission to help women leaders put their best “heel” forward. The all-inclusive membership hub supports women visionaries and leaders by offering educational workshops, monthly in-person meetings, invaluable resources, and tools to advance their personal and professional careers. Members are celebrated by sharing their STRUTS (Share. Teach. Recognize. Uplift. And Toot your own horn) at every meeting. Highlights of members are displayed on all social media platforms with a growing network of 3,000 members. In honor of International Women’s Day, Heels and Handshakes will host their annual International Women’s Day Luncheon on March 9th at the Mint Spring Farm. The theme is #EmbraceEquity. Join or stay connected by following them on social media: @heelsandhandshakes 

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