NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nashville is now the home of Evolve Women—a company that will focus on entrepreneur start-ups, intrapreneurs, and businesswomen development programs. The company’s goal is to inspire, educate and provide resources to support the success of businesswomen, beginning with a focus throughout Nashville and Tennessee.
Evolve Women is founded by local businesswoman Connie McGee, who resigned from her executive role with AirStrip to pursue her longtime passion to help women evolve in their careers.
“With the incredible support of Michael Burcham and the opening of the new home of the Entrepreneur Center, the timing was right for me to pursue this exciting opportunity as a founder and entrepreneur,” said McGee.
McGee brings extensive leadership expertise and experience to Evolve Women. Prior to her role as VP, Strategic Accounts and Nashville leader for healthcare start-up AirStrip, she served several years as Director of Healthcare Advisory Services with KPMG, LLP. Connie has also built long-term relationships within the national healthcare industry leading many of the largest customers in Dell Healthcare and has more than 25 years in the healthcare industry.
“Evolve Women will connect a community of women, promoting innovation and ideas through development programs. We provide the resources to help women “evolve” regardless where they are in the lifecycle of their career, or whether they are inside the walls of corporations or outside. We are a focal point for businesswomen initiatives via website and programs that encourage women to pursue their passions,” said McGee.
The company already has support and backing from several CEOs, including Dee Anna Smith of Sarah Cannon, and Linda Rebrovick of Consensus Point. Additionally, Evolve Women will provide the delivery platform for women’s initiatives for the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.
The official launch will be held Aug. 8, 2013 at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s new offices on Peabody Street in downtown Nashville. Evolve Women will also be announcing several programs including their “Pitch It” or “Ditch It” entrepreneur pitch sessions scheduled for the Fall 2013.
“Evolvewomen.net, will provide several blogs with frequently updated original content surrounding businesswomen interest and entrepreneur activity. The site will also include news sources, such as Forbes Women, Huffington Post Women, Business Review and more,” says McGee.
In 2008, 10.1 million companies were owned by women, employing 13 million people and generating $2.9 trillion in sales. Women also own 10.6 million businesses in the United States and employ 19.1 million people—that’s one in every seven employees. “It is important that we create a platform that enables these businesswomen to have the tools and skills they need to create longevity in their businesses and further their success to the highest degree.”, says McGee.
For more information about Evolve Women, please visit www.evolvewomen.net.
About Evolve Women
Evolve Women is designed to further develop intrapreneur and entrepreneur businesswomen. Inspiring, educating and providing resources to businesswomen through business-centric programs and initiatives that serve as a catalyst for businesswomen in all their endeavors, and accelerate female start-ups. To learn more, please visit www.evolvewomen.net.