Xaris Financial Enterprises was selected for Share the Green, an incubator program created by Waste Management to advance supplier diversity for women entrepreneurs in the corporate supply chain. Only 360 women-owned businesses from across the United States were selected for the program.
Phase one consisted of a three-week educational incubator. In phase one, the participants had to submit a 90-second elevator pitch video to be considered for phase two. Those chosen for phase one had the opportunity to pitch to more than 65 major corporations, which were also sponsors of Share the Green. Only 190 of the 360 women-owned businesses were selected for phase two of the program.
Xaris Financial Enterprises advanced to phase two. Dr. JeFreda R. Brown, CEO, pitched during the two-day pitch presentations held on August 24-25, 2021. On August 26, 2021, Waste Management held a Women’s Equality Celebration Day event for the phase two participants and program sponsors. During the event, the women-owned companies selected by the sponsoring corporations for supplier opportunities were announced. Xaris Financial Enterprises was selected for supplier opportunities. Additionally, Xaris Financial Enterprises was one of only two Alabama women-owned businesses that were selected for phase two.
“I am truly grateful for this opportunity. Thank you to Waste Management and all the sponsors for stepping up to help women entrepreneurs get a seat at the table. Thank you for being active in boldly increasing supplier opportunities for diverse women entrepreneurs,” Brown said.
Xaris Financial Enterprises is a certified WBE, WOSB and MBE company that specializes in B2B financial consulting and educational services. Its three focus areas are personal finance, financial advisory and education. It serves government entities, corporations, higher-education institutions, nonprofits, institutional organizations and other certified women and minority-owned companies. For more information about Xaris Financial Enterprises, please visit www.XarisFinance.com.