Boss Women Media, Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator (BBA) and Capital One are teaming up to award $100,000 in grants to Black women founders and inspire future entrepreneurs with the Black Girl Magic Summit, just in time for Black Business Month.
Boss Women Media’s Black Girl Magic Summit returns for its fourth consecutive year of programming and will premiere on Saturday, August 27 at 2pm CST, on Prime Video. The collective teamed up with Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator (BBA) and Capital One to showcase inspiring conversations with Black women entrepreneurs and leaders.
The panel sessions were pre-taped in Los Angeles on July 26 at Brigid Coulter’s Blackbird House. Black female students from the Howard Entertainment show powered by Amazon Studios joined Blackbird House in person as a live audience for the summit. Female attendees met with speakers and influencers, making for a day full of connections and conversations. Keynote speakers at this year’s summit include Allyson Felix, Meena Harris, Aurora James and from the Amazon series. HarlemMeagan 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. 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 professional experts to discuss financial wellness, career development, advancing socioeconomic mobility , small business success and more.
“At Capital One, we value the powerful impact of Black women in the workplace, the economy and our society. We are honored to partner with Boss Women Media again this year to open up empowering conversations about growth of career, financial well-being and entrepreneurship,” said Theresita Richard, managing vice president of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Capital One.
The partnership expands Capital One’s Impact Initiative, a multi-year commitment that invests in underserved communities and businesses and supports organizations that expand economic opportunity. Capital One Business will also sponsor the Black Girl Magic Summit Pitch Competition, offering $100,000 in grants to three women-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 host 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 excited that we can bring another great year of programming and content for The Black Girl Magic Summit to women across the United States and around the world. Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator is a crucial partner for us. Their continued dedication in promoting black women allows us to bring dynamic speakers and experiences while making it accessible to almost 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.