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WNM 2021 Your Voice, Your Story: Indigenizing Women-owned Small Business Conference

Wed 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

We are pleased to announce the first annual WESST Farmington Women's Business Center Native American History Month Conference. We hope that the conference provides you with valuable information and strategies that will assist you in indigenizing small business and entrepreneurship.

We believe in opening the barriers for Indigenous women in entrepreneurship and protecting native artisans.

Virtual Event - Via Zoom November 10, 2021 | 9:00am - 12:00pm

9:05am - 10:00am - Protecting Indigenous Intellectual Property with the Indian Legal Program at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU

  • This session will discuss intellectual property and the meanings and differences between Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Trade Secrets, and Right to Privacy laws and how and when to use them to protect your work. We will also discuss how your creative rights are impacted when you use social media for your business. We will also be sharing some of the current work being done on intellectual property in Indian Country at the Sandra Day O'Connor American Indian Legal Program to help protect Indigenous brilliance and creativity. The session will then end with a Q&A session.

10:05am - 11:00am - Indigenous Women-Owned Business Panel Discussion with Ahsaki LaFrance-Chachere, Alyssa Begay, Nichele Salazar, Sunni Begay, and Valene Hatathlie.

  • This panel discussion will cover questions on how these women faced the challenge of leaving a 9 to 5 job, mistakes they made, and aspirations for the future while recovering from COVID-19.

11:05am - 12:00pm - Struggles with Financial Trauma: Changing the Relationship with Money with WESST Farmington Women's Business Center.

  • This session will cover our relationships with money, how we save, how we view spending habits, and why we don't like to talk about money. Please join us for this newly develop session!

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Please notify Holly Patterson, when you register for the class, or no later than 24 hours prior to your class, so that WESST can make sure necessary accommodations are available. All programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

The Women's Business Center is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Speaker(s): Trevor Reed Ph.D, Associate Professor, Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law here at Arizona State University Panelist - - Ahsaki LaFrance-Chachere | Ah-Shi Beauty - Alyssa Begay | Bluehorse Realty NM - Nichele Salazar | Hustle Kindness - Sunni Begay | Average Joe's Barbershop - Valene Hatathlie | Val's Frybread Dawn Facka, Regional Manager, WESST Farmington Women's Business Center Holly Patterson, Business Consultant and Trainer, WESST Farmington Women's Business Center

Please Note: THIS CLASS IS BEING OFFERED ONLINE. AN INTERNET CONNECTION AND A COMPUTER (or highly capable tablet-type device) ARE NECESSARY. Video conferencing instructions will be sent to you after you have registered for the class. This training class will be delivered in English. Please check your junk mail or spam folder for your zoom link.

Fee: No Cost

Association of Women's Business Centers

U.S. Small Business Administration

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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