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Equal Pay, Family Leave & Small Business


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Equal Pay, Family Leave & Small Business

  • Economic & Community Development Institute 1655 Old Leonard Avenue Columbus, OH, 43219 United States (map)

The Bad Bish Network is proud to partner with the Small Business Majority, the Economic & Community Development Institute and AVANZA Business Solutions to bring you Closing the Gap: Equal Pay, Family Leave & Small Business Solutions. It has been over 40 years since the Equal Pay Act was signed into law, and women still only make 78% of what men make in the workplace. For women of color, it's even less! Join us for a thoughtful discussion on how equal wages impact families and how paid family leave could bolster our workforce and economy. Our panelists will also discuss the growing number of available resources for female entrepreneurs and small business owners in Columbus, and how you can access these workshops, toolkits, associations and more!


Tuesday, April 12 at ECDI, 1655 Old Leonard Avenue


6:00pm - Doors open for networking and mingling, appetizers and drinks provided
6:30pm - Panel discussion begins, including Q&A with attendees
7:30pm - Program concludes, stick around for more mingling!
8:00pm - Doors close


Our panelists include:


  • Elizabeth Brown, Member, Columbus City Council
  • Virginia Nunes Gutierrez, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, AVANZA Business Solutions
  • Inna Kinney, Founder & CEO, ECDI


Moderated by Michaela Hahn Burriss, Midwest Outreach Manager, Small Business Majority


We are grateful for the support of our event sponsor:

RSVP on Eventbrite here.


Questions? Email Erin Scott at or Michaela Hahn Burriss at


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