Businesswomen celebrate International Women Entrepreneurs Day

International Women Entrepreneurs Day is November 19, and more than a dozen successful entrepreneurs from across the Southeast have gathered in the upstate state to celebrate and raise awareness. According to the World Bank, 1 in 3 businesses worldwide are owned by women. On Thursday, some of these successful women came together not only to celebrate, but also to keep moving forward. “It is important to promote education for women in our society. As well as leadership and tools that enable women to develop the goals they have in life,” said organizer Paula Garcia. All of these women came with different backgrounds, paths and goals. Grill CEO Shadid Montoto, who has experienced firsthand the obstacles women face in the business world. I think we have a struggle inside of us and I think we have to show the world that we can do anything,” Montoto said. Garcia pointed out that most women fail for lack of connections. “We just moved to this country. the opportunities but sometimes we don’t have the connections and that’s very important to growing your business,” Garcia said. “It’s great when you bring women together and they can support other women who just want to create a goal or a dream, a project.” These women heard from g Most recent speakers talked about the need to keep the needle moving, and they all said they understood and were ready to get to work. so they can move forward,” said guest speaker Betty Palomino. “We can learn from each other. We can learn from each other’s strengths and help each other’s weaknesses, and together we can grow the community as women,” Garcia said.

International Women Entrepreneurs Day is November 19, and more than a dozen successful entrepreneurs from across the Southeast have gathered in the upstate state to celebrate and raise awareness.

According to the World Bank, 1 in 3 companies in the world are owned by women. On Thursday, some of these successful women came together not only to celebrate, but also to keep moving forward.

“It is important to promote education for women in our society. As well as the leadership and tools women can develop to achieve the goals they have in life,” said organizer Paula Garcia.

All of these women came with different backgrounds, travels, and goals.

This includes Shadid Montoto, CEO of Tropical Grill, who has experienced firsthand the obstacles women face in the business world.

“It’s very tough, but us women, I feel like we are fighters and we have the gift of being a woman, being a mother. So I think we have a fight in us and I think we have to show the world that we can do anything,” Montoto said.

Garcia pointed out that most women fail for lack of connections.

“We just moved to this country. We have the opportunities but sometimes we don’t have the contacts and that’s very important to growing your business,” said Garcia. “It’s nice when you bring women together and they can support other women who just want to create a goal or a dream, a project.”

These women have heard from guest speakers about the need to keep the needle moving, and they have all said they understand and are ready to get to work.

“In addition to helping with the physical, aside from the emotional, we also empower them regardless of the circumstances and difficult times so they can move forward,” said guest speaker Betty Palomino.

“We can learn from each other. We can learn from each other’s strengths and help each other’s weaknesses and together we can grow the community as women,” Garcia said.

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