A group of women-led businesses in metro Detroit went head-to-head in a pitch competition in which they showcased how their companies work to solve social issues. The Empower Change competition, which is in its second year, is part of an effort to support women entrepreneurs launching and growing social venture enterprises with the chance of winning up to $50,000 in investments. Ten social enterprises pitched their concepts on Wednesday at the event hosted by Detroit-based nonprofit Michigan Women Forward and the Ford Motor Company Fund at Ford Motor Co.’s headquarters in Dearborn.
Mission Throttle congratulates all of the entrepreneurs who participated, in particular the winners, by category: Ideation — Brittany Rhodes, Black Girl MATHgic; Launch — Gina Adams, Buttons2Button; Growth — Arielle Johnson, FIERCEDetroit; and Idea That Will Change The World — Jeanette Brown, DuttonFarmInc. We are proud to have been a part of this program and to present Dutton Farm with two-half day advisory sessions to accelerate their impact.