(COLUMBIA, S.C.) A black female global serial entrepreneur with a career spanning 30 years, Tiffany Norwood will travel from Washington, D.C. to serve as the keynote speaker at the Inaugural S.C. Women’s Business Summit on Nov. 16, 2018, hosted by The Women’s Business Center of South Carolina at Columbia College on its downtown Columbia campus. The conference, held in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week and International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, is sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Commerce Office of Innovation and Grow with Google. Find info at http://www.scwomensbizsummit.com.
The S.C. Women’s Business Summit is a full-day conference with rock star keynotes, up-close networking, and practical strategies for growth. Women business owners and leaders from across the state – and the Southeast – will come together in an annual summit of fellowship, learning, and growth. Ticketholders can expect skills-building in negotiations and finance, inspiration for dreaming bigger, tactical business development strategies, and networking with business women from all over South Carolina.
“During Global Entrepreneurship Week, we have the chance to acknowledge the pivotal role women business owners play in lasting prosperity for families, communities, and nations across the globe,” Dr. Kasie Whitener, co-founder of the Women’s Business Center of S.C. said. “Here in South Carolina, we have more than 150,000 women business owners. We are raising our hands together to support women-driven business, as well as companies and organizations that value strength in diversity.”
Featured keynote speaker Tiffany Norwood is a global serial entrepreneur with a career spanning 30 years, seven start-ups, two IPOs and a patent. In her 20s, she raised $670 million to fund a global satellite radio start-up called WorldSpace, within a couple of years XM Radio was born, and it is now a part of Sirius XM. Ms. Norwood is considered one of the pioneers of digital broadcasting. She was an early player in the broadband industry as the Head of European Operations for Time Warner’s Road Runner, and in the 1990s, she also personally executed some of the first-ever global digital content licensing deals, including Bloomberg News with Michael Bloomberg and CNN International content with Phil Kent. Ms. Norwood has an MBA from Harvard and a Bachelor’s in Economics with a concentration in statistics and electrical engineering from Cornell University. She travels the world speaking to audiences of thousands, having addressed entities such as the United Nations and the Italian Parliament.