Sold Out Event to Celebrate Local Women of Impact

Richmond, CA – Richmond, CA – Women from myriad industries across the Bay Area will convene in Downtown Richmond on March 15 for an evening of networking, resource sharing, and commemoration of local women business owners and community leaders at Women of Impact.

Hosted by Richmond Main Street Initiative, Women of Impact will celebrate local women entrepreneurs and their contributions to the Richmond community. The event is a part of their popular Richmond Business Bites workshop series, a program that provides free/low-cost technical assistance and resources to businesses.

Honorees include Susun Kim (Family Justice Center), Ghaliyah Roberts-Palmer (Gratitude gift shop), Anita Darden-Gardyne (Oneva), Earthmother Iyalode (CURME), and Qiana Riley (Astro Construction). A keynote address will be given by Barbara Brown, Riggers Loft Wine Company.

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, providing jobs, products, and services that are vital to a vibrant community. Richmond has a rich history of women in leadership, economic, and community roles.

According to Amanda Elliott, Executive Director, Richmond Main Street: “Women of Impact is an opportunity for us to acknowledge the contributions, accomplishments, and value of women-owned businesses–and the women behind them.”

The event is currently sold out. A waitlist has been activated and, space permitting, walk-ins will be admitted.

Richmond Main Street Initiative and Women of Impact were acknowledged at the February 27 City Council Meeting, where the City of Richmond issued a proclamation recognizing March as Women’s History Month.

Women’s History Month is an annual commemoration which highlights the contributions of women and encourages the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

Women of Impact is presented by Richmond Main Street Initiative. Generous support provided by City of Richmond and Chevron. Admission is free; suggested donation $5. More information about the event and Richmond Business Bites can be found at

Richmond Main Street Initiative is a community based non-profit dedicated to revitalizing historic downtown Richmond. RMSI partners with the City of Richmond, merchants, and residents to develop and improve downtown Richmond as a pedestrian-friendly urban village that offers products, services, arts and entertainment that reflect the community’s rich and diverse heritage. and

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