Broward County Native Travels to Detroit as NMSDC Emerging Young Entrepreneurs Program Fellow
FORT LAUDERDALE (November 1, 2017) – Moya Bailey, CEO of BLKStreet, was one of just 17 fellows nationwide selected to participate in the 2017 cohort of the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NMSDC) Emerging Young Entrepreneur (EYE) program. This Jamaican-born, Broward County native traveled to Detroit to attend the 2017 NMSDC Conference and participate in four days of programming designed to to connect fellows with major corporations and to share the five key areas of running a successful business.
As an EYE fellow, Moya Bailey will spend one year experiencing an intensive transformational learning and development program designed to provide blueprints to millennial entrepreneurs to outline realistic next steps to developing a sustainable business and maximizing business growth opportunities with special interest in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
In Detroit, Moya Bailey received professional development, access to business leaders, as well as meetings with executives from industry-leading corporations such as Raytheon, MetLife, and more as a high-potential millennial EYE fellow. At the NMSDC Conference, Moya Bailey participated in an elevator pitch competition displaying BLKStreet’s capabilities to business leaders and supplier diversity executives from Fortune 500 corporations such as Proctor & Gamble, Citigroup, and Suntrust, to name a few.
BLKStreet revolutionizes the way black owned business grown and reach customers through marketing and small business development. Founded in 2016, BLKStreet provides custom strategies, ranging from sales to operational, and solutions including minority certification and contract management, in addition to webinars and trainings to current and aspiring black business owners.
Moya Bailey is BLKStreet’s Co-Founder and CEO. Prior to BLKStreet, Moya held roles as Marketing, Public Relations, and Sales Director, and in these positions, successfully assisted more than 100 small businesses to either start up or to increase their revenue, prompting her make the decision to apply these skills to grow entrepreneurship in communities that she is passionate about. Moya is a longtime Broward County resident, and graduated from the University of Miami with Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Public Relations and English.
About Emerging Young Entrepreneurs Program:
Emerging Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) program was created to support a commitment by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) to advance business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connect them to corporate members. Created in partnership with McPherson|Berry and MetLife as the title sponsor, EYE will provide the next generation of minority millennial entrepreneurs who will support the needs of corporate members, MBEs and additional stakeholders.
Entrepreneurs tackle important business issues as they move through assessments, think tanks, feasibility, and execution stages of new venture creation. This program’s expertise includes industry professionals, executives, and faculty members. For more information visit: http://www.nmsdc.org/eye/