The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. - Metropolitan St. Louis Chapter and Pathways United team up to present a virtual networking event for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs
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CONTACT: PATHWAYS UNITED
Alice Prince announces new hire: HBCU Graduate, Felicia Rogers.
(Saint Louis, MO) Pathways United welcomes Felicia Rogers to Pathways United. Rogers will serve in the capacity as the Entrepreneur Support Specialists for the Economic Impact and Diversity Entrepreneurship Program. Their primary goal is to help create and support small businesses and minority-owned businesses.
Felicia Rogers is a proud native of St. Louis. She was given a scholarship through the African Methodist Church to attend Morris Brown College, a Historically Black College in Atlanta, Georgia. The opportunity for a teenager from a low-income family to attend college changed her life trajectory. She now holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Felicia served as an Administrative Professional for the Center for Disease Control, and spent many years servicing over 100 small businesses while working at Blue Cross Blue Shield. Assisting organizations to navigate the day to day activities of their business is an exciting aspect of her expertise, in addition to her passion for Client Relations and Innovation. She always strives to provide the utmost quality of service for the people she serves, especially the underserved. According to Felicia, servicing clients is not just going the extra mile, but the full distance. Regarding innovation, she aims to help think outside the box while discovering the best use for what is already present. “My ultimate ambition is to help open doors and windows for those I serve, and like myself, change the trajectory of many lives,” Felicia Rodgers.
“Building a team is important. Felicia is an excellent addition because she represents the heart of our community. Felicia Rogers has hit the ground running, and it is an exciting time for our company." Alice Prince, CEO, and President.
About Pathways United: Pathways United is a full-service education and workforce consultant agency. The team takes a human-centered approach to help organizations innovate and grow. Services include entrepreneurial training, business certification such as Veteran/DBE/Hub Zone/MBE/WBE, and diversity and inclusion training, leadership development, and building program capacity. Dr. Alice Prince is the CEO, and President.
About the Program: Pathways United was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Economic Impact and Minority Programs to help create and support small minority-owned businesses.
Pathways United will host the First Virtual Networking Event on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Register on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/economic-impact-and-diversity-entrepreneurship-program-registration-118523293361?ref=estw or our website www.pathwaysunited.org.
Pathways United has a New Hire and New Program
Statement of Project Objectives Technical Assistance “The Economic Impact and Diversity Program will be technical assistance for MBEs for the SIBR and STTR programs for the US Department of Energy” Pathways United.
Awardee Background: Pathways United is a full-service workforce and education consultant firm specializing in Diversity and Inclusion. The company uses extensive knowledge to create an effective training curriculum. They work closely with clients to target and shape personalized lectures, presentations, and workshops that develop systems fostering leadership, knowledge, and team building. Clients include professional associations, corporations, governmental entities, K-12 school systems, colleges and universities, and other educational institutions. Dr. Prince, the Principal Investigator, holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Business, a Master of Art in Communications, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Dr. Prince has a Post Masters’ Certification from Washington University in Program Evaluation, CITI Certification for research and Internal Review Board (IRB) related projects, and a certificate of completion for continuing education in the subject matter of SBIR and STTR Awarded
Project Overview: Period of Performance is one (1) year, with two additional option years contingent upon available funding and programmatic relevance of projects. The primary objective of the program is to ensure that minority business enterprises have the opportunity to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy projects and initiatives. The technical assistance proposed in the project is supercharged support to ensure capacity building in research, development, demonstration, application submission, and other activities within the U.S. Department of Energy. The project promotes economic development in the region’s most under-served community, Saint Louis, Missouri. Economic Impact & Diversity Program builds a more diverse and inclusive Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) energy industry. The Economic Impact & Diversity Program proposes to serve 20 minority business enterprises, provide one-on-one support to the businesses, financial compliance, align solicitation, and create a pipeline to stakeholders for Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
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Dr. Alice Prince is a life time community advocate, passionate leader, and life-long learner.
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