Boss Women Media, Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator (BBA), and Capital One team up to award $100K Grants to Black female founders and inspire future entrepreneurs with Black Girl Magic Summit, just in time for Black Business Month.
Boss Women Media’s Black Girl Magic Summit is returning for its fourth consecutive year of programming and is set to premiere on Saturday, August 27 at 2pm CST, on Prime Video. The collective teamed up with Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator (BBA) and Captial One to showcase inspiring conversations with Black women entrepreneurs and leaders.
The panel sessions were pre-recorded in Los Angeles on July 26th at Brigid Coulter’s Blackbird House. Black women students from the Howard Entertainment Program powered by Amazon Studios joined in person at Blackbird House as the summit’s live audience. The women in attendance met with speakers and influencers, allowing for a day full of connections and conversations. Key speakers for this year’s summit include Allyson Felix, Meena Harris, Aurora James, and from the Amazon series Harlem, Meagan Good.
Founded by Marty McDonald in 2018, Boss Women Media is an online membership and educational community. They create event experiences for women to connect through summits, conferences, and networking opportunities. The digital summit exists to educate, empower, and equip black women for more by sharing resources and stories and building a community of powerful allies.
Capital One teamed up with Boss Women Media for the digital summit, activating its network of executives, community partners, finance, and career experts to discuss financial well-being, career development, advancing socioeconomic mobility, small business success, and more.
“At Capital One, we value Black women’s powerful impact on the workplace, economy, and our society. We are honored to partner with Boss Women Media again this year to open empowering conversations around career growth, financial well-being, and entrepreneurship,” said Theresita Richard, Managing Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Capital One.
The partnership extends Capital One’s Impact Initiative, a multi-year commitment that invests in underserved communities and businesses and supports organizations expanding economic opportunities. Capital One Business will also sponsor the Black Girl Magic Summit Pitch Competition, providing $100,000 in grants to three female-owned small businesses, up from $50,000 in 2021.
Boss Women Media also partnered with Tai Beauchamp, Lady Jade, Codie Oliver, and Mattie James as brand ambassadors for the summit. Each of these influential women will also be hosting a watch party in each of their cities, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Atlanta) to promote the premiere of the summit and support women of color in their communities.
“I am so thrilled that we can bring another great year of programming and content for The Black Girl Magic Summit to women across the U.S. and the world. Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator is a crucial partner for us. Their continued dedication to the furtherment of Black women allows us to bring in dynamic speakers and experiences while making it accessible for just about anyone through Prime Video. We’re excited for women of color everywhere to join us later this month on a journey of empowerment and evolution,” said Marty McDonald, Founder, and CEO of Boss Women Media.