Shop at Make•Do Market this Weekend in the Bay!
As you've likely heard (ad nauseam at this point), Black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the country. What we tend to hear less frequently is that this fact is attributed, in large part, to the lack of fair pay, fair promotion and family-friendly policies found in corporate America. Even as we leave the corporate structure, our entrepreneurial success is negated, in large part, by the barriers Black women are uniquely faced with when it comes to the ability to grow and adequately sustain a thriving business, including access to and availability of diverse and impactful networks (read: resources).
It’s not surprising that more and more women of color, and Black women in particular, choose to invest in themselves and create economic alternatives.
Make•Do Market, founded by Morgan H. Walker, is an intimate and curated marketplace and shopping event; creating necessary space for already-established Black woman-owned shops, brands and makers to sustain and thrive. For a full list of vendors, click here.
Arriving just in time for the holiday season, Make•Do Market is more than a one-stop-shop; it creates a community where Black women are welcomed to join and connect with like-minded folks. Make•Do Market is a new and accessible space created specifically for people to support Black woman-owned businesses, and elevates and showcases the quality, creative ventures Black women are already doing as entrepreneurs.
Make•Do Market is THIS Saturday, December 2nd, at the VSCO HQ in Oakland (1500 Broadway). Their makers are designers, artists, boutique owners, artisans and food and drink purveyors ready to sell various goods and services to our supportive community. Wanna join? Get your free ticket now.