Lisa N. Alexander
It is no secret that women and minority business owners all over the nation face barriers to gaining access to capital. At-large Houston City Councilmember, Amanda Edwards proffered a budget amendment to create The City of Houston Women and Minority-Owned Business Task Force.
Our very own chapter president, Lisa N. Alexander, and public relations and communications director, Markita Samuels were appointed to the task force. This group is comprised of approximately 50 women and minority business owners, Chambers of Commerce, and leaders in the financial industry.
These city-wide leaders are charged with providing recommendations regarding (1) how to increase access to capital for women and minority-owned businesses and (2) how to assist these business owners in scaling up their businesses. The City of Houston Women and Minority-Owned Business Task Force will not only help make recommendations but will also examine how to foster an atmosphere of growth for women and minority businesses in Houston.
We are very proud of our chapter leaders!