On this episode, Elio interviews Gloria Ware, Founder and Chief Rainmaker of Get The Bag, LLC. Get The Bag is focused on helping black female entrepreneurs access capital and build the networks they need to start and scale successful businesses. Gloria started her career in banking with an emphasis on minority small business development. Most recently she worked with organizations like Jumpstart and KeyBank to deploy over $2 million dollars in minority-led startups. Gloria’s passion for helping black-owned businesses grow led her to launch Get The Bag in September 2020.
Get The Bag partners with black female entrepreneurs to curate a quarterly Get The Bag Seasonal Subscription Box. The subscription helps consumers become more socially conscious in their buying by using their purchases to make a positive impact in the world. The box features 4-6 items ranging from educational seminars to snacks, books, and self-care items. Community members also receive coaching on how to prepare to access capital across a wide spectrum of funding options including venture capital, bank funding, and grants.
Gloria shares her Why and why now is the time to close the wealth gap by supporting aspiring black female founders. Enjoy!