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Event Series Event Series: Immersion Lab Varina High School

Immersion Lab: Budding Black Girls Business (Varina High School)

January 29th at 5:20 pm 6:20 pm EST

Immersion Lab at Varina High: Budding Black Girls Business

Budding Black Girl Business: Empowering Young Black Women Entrepreneurs in Retail

This program is designed specifically for aspiring or current young Black women entrepreneurs in the Richmond Region who have or are starting retail businesses. Eligibility is restricted to Varina High School students.

Meeting Schedule:
Mondays, 5:20 pm – 6:20 pm
Jan 15 – May 27, 2024

What We Offer:

  • Hands-On Learning: Engage in interactive, experiential learning to turn your retail business dreams into reality.
  • Expert Mentorship: Benefit from personalized mentorship, tailored weekly programming on business fundamentals, and pitching opportunities.
  • Rich Network: Immerse yourself in a supportive community of like-minded individuals, educators, and local entrepreneurs.


Shawnda Harper-Martin is an exceptional education teacher, mixed media artist, and mental health professional based in Richmond, Virginia. Under her brand name, Nappy Nerd, she has inspired others to explore their creativity and experience the positive effects of art on mood and well-being. Shawnda brings a wealth of experience and passion to her role in this collaboration, enriching the program with her expertise. Participants will generate ideas for their own small businesses and engage in the process of branding, product development, pricing, customer service and much more!

Join us on this transformative journey of self-expression, sustainability, and creativity, where fashion becomes a powerful tool for personal and environmental change.

(804) 405-2827

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