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September 25 - 28



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PI>OTWEEK began during the beginning of the 2020 pandemic to inspire our business owners to persevere and remain positive and PI>OT to adapt to the business, health, and community changes. PI>OTWEEK features virtual keynotes, virtual workshops, social distancing networking mixers, and virtual panel discussions that support innovation and entrepreneurship. Part I focuses on people and leadership. Part II focuses on money and financing, forging a new path filled with optimism. Part III focuses on the community by mastering balance and establishing a new future for yourself and your business. This FREE premiere event features groundbreaking conversations with business leaders nationwide. The aim of PI>OTWEEK is to educate, facilitate connections, and build new partnerships and opportunities.

MONDAY, September 25 -  Individual health and mental wellness for entrepreneurs: We will have a variety of speakers that will teach you how to create a balance between your peace and your business’ sustainable growth.  

  • 11:00 - 11:30 AM CST - Sarah, Elaziz, Sculptery, Founder

  • 11:30 - 12:00 PM CST - Wiley Brazier, We Greaux People, Executive Director

  • 12:00 - 12:30 PM CST - Tonya Ladipo, The Ladipo Group, CEO


TUESDAY, September 26 - Business wellness:  Learn about new ways to access capital in our changing economy. 

  • 11:00 - 11:30 AM CST - CJ Carter, The CannaMercial Realty Group, Founder/CEO

  • 11:30 - 12:00 PM CST - Davorio Stevenson, Boot 64 Ventures, Director of Investment Operations

  • 12:00 - 12:30 PM CST - Sylvester Johnson, NewCorp, Business Development 


WEDNESDAY, September 27 - Creating sustainable communities: Last month CNN reported that “The world got its first preview last month of what summer will be like at 1.5 degrees of global warming — a threshold scientists warn the planet should stay under.  The announcement came after a series of record-breaking temperatures for several continents and unprecedented heat around the globe.  This will be our new normal, impacting all businesses directly or indirectly.  Learn how to adapt and thrive in this new normal. 

  • 11:00 - 11:30 AM CST - Julio Malera, Baton Rouge Business Report, President

  • 11:30 - 12:00 PM CST - Kanika Welch, The Bean Path/Jackson Tech District, Executive Director

  • 12:00 - 12:30 PM CST - Rosane Archery-McGowan, Climate Reality of Greater New Orleans Chapter, Co-Chair

  • 12:30 - 1:00 PM CST - Charlotte Shaw, Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority, CEO


THURSDAY, September 28 - Attack on Affirmative Action panel discussion: with some of the most recognized leaders in the space of supplier equity the history and political landscape regarding what minority businesses must do to protect their businesses from these attacks on racial and gender-based business programs.

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Attack on Affirmative Action Panel Discussion


      Harriet R. Michel, Former President/CEO of NMSDC

      Cassandra Dorrington, President/CEO of the Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Supplier Council

      Anthony W. Robinson, Chairman of the Board Minority Business Enterprise Legal Defense & Education Fund

      Sarah Von Der Lippe, Attorney

      Bob Dickerson, Founder and Executive Director of the Birmingham Business Resource Center

              Alvin-o Williams, President of the Southern Region Supplier Development Council
It is SRMSC's 50th anniversary, and this year is all about NETWORKING and CELEBRATION. We have all made it through the rough part, and now it's time to Pivot and rebuild.  
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