Over the years, there has been an increase in women starting their own businesses. According to a report commissioned by American Express, women in America started an average of 1,817 new businesses per day between 2018 and 2019.
Recently, when I opened Instagram, I noticed that the usual spot for checking notifications is now a Shop tab. The Instagram blog post announcing the redesign said that the change will support small businesses and connect people with their favorite brands and creators.
Nicholas Mathurin is a 22-year-old Haitian-American and a hands-on entrepreneur who holds different occupations like being a self-taught barber, photographer and fashion blogger. Although he seems like the man with a plan, it didn’t start that way.
Amidst the unwelcoming report, six motivated women who are all Atlanta natives gathered their individual skill sets to plan a women empowerment and entrepreneurial event to give their community and fellow working women something to look forward to and help during this time of need.
According to a survey by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, 43.1% of businesses had to either temporarily or permanently close down due to the pandemic. Some opened back up, especially here in Georgia, but with several precautions set in place.
Internships are being canceled. Companies are delaying start dates. At best, interns and new hires will work remotely, learning the ins-and-outs of the real world, though never leaving home. These are the most formative years for a young professional, and it seems, for many, they won’t even begin.