The City of Tacoma’s Community & Economic Development Department and Minority Business Development Agency are hosting the Woman-Owned Business Empowerment Panel Discussion on March 24.

The virtual event, to be held from 10 a.m. to noon, will feature prominent local female entrepreneurs who will discuss the steps they took to achieve business success in Tacoma, as well as the resources and funding available for small and micro-businesses through the City of Tacoma and the Minority Business Development Agency. The event is free to attend and open to all, but pre-registration on Eventbrite is required.

The panel discussion on March 24 will be followed by a presentation from the Women’s Business Enterprise Council.

The Community & Economic Development Department’s Business Empowerment series is designed to bolster the economic strength of Tacoma’s historically underrepresented communities. The first installment in the series celebrated Black-owned businesses. Future installments that are currently in development include:

  • Asian and Pacific Islander-Owned Business Empowerment Panel (May 2021, in conjunction with Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month)
  • Latinx-Owned Business Empowerment Panel (September 2021, in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month)