Bumble Bizz ‘First Movers’ Summit with Keynote Conversation by Brand’s Global Advisor Serena Williams

by - Monday, December 16, 2019


Over the weekend, Bumble hosted the first-ever Bumble Bizz ‘First Movers’ Summit in Atlanta, Georgia with a culminating Keynote conversation with Bumble’s Global Advisor Serena Williams. The Summit brought together industry thought leaders and experts face-to-face with local entrepreneurs. Bumble users applied through the app’s Bizz mode to attend the invite-only Summit.

The Summit was MC’d by Emmy-Award Winning Host, Journalist, and TV Personality Sharon Reed who opened the event with welcoming remarks and introduced the first group workshop ‘Intention Setting’ led by Grammy-Nominated Producer, COO and Partner of TreeSound Studios, Chief Creative Officer of the Retnuh Agency, and Founder of EarthGirl World, “Mali” Hunter. The day continued with a Fireside Chat centered around fundraising featuring Bumble’s COO Sarah Jones Simmer, Detroit Blows Co-Founder and CEO Nia Batts, and President of Alice Elizabeth Gore, moderated by Managing Director of The Blackstone Group Kelley Morrell. Attendees also experienced group networking, a workshop titled ‘Making the Most of Mentorship’ led by James Beard Award-winning Chef Anne Quatrano and President of Solutions Marketing Group Carmen Jones, a ‘Doubling Down on Support’ Fireside Chat featuring “Double Down: Bet on Yourself and Succeed on Your Terms” authors and sisters Antoinette Clarke and Tricia Clarke-Stone, moderated by CEO and Co-Founder of The Gathering Spot Ryan Wilson, and a ‘Make Your Move’ Hackathon with students from Spelman College. From the motivational to the educational, the Summit offered attendees a range of programming for wherever they are in their careers.

The Summit culminated with a Keynote conversation with Serena Williams moderated by CEO, ESSENCE Communications, Inc
. Michelle Ebanks. Throughout the conversation, the two discussed the changing landscape of networking and mentorship and the challenges entrepreneurs face today.

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