Recently, Atlanta was the site for Hope Global Forum to host the first women’s entrepreneurial pitch competition for nationwide upstart businesses. Along with financial institutions MasterCard and Square, the turnout to pitch new and existing ideas was a long-awaited forum.
What made it especially timely was MasterCard has recently launched a new initiative based on the United Nations fifth Sustainable Development Goal, highlighting opportunities for women and gender-equality programs on a global scale.
“Inclusion, opportunity and empowerment are global priorities at Mastercard. From our dynamic workplace to our products and solutions, we’re furthering our commitment to gender equality around the world.” – @Mastercardnews
Overall, the day was the perfect gathering for those in competition to not only win opportunities but also get in front of an audience that will boost awareness of what’s to come in global business.
– Joseph Walker, III