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About Money Month

Women business owners have tremendous economic and social impact in our communities. Our goal is to elevate the entire Arizona entrepreneurial ecosystem by focusing our efforts, leveraging our resources and collaborating on the top issue facing female entrepreneurs in Phoenix: Money.

During the month of September, we are inviting all community stakeholders to participate in Money Month powered by National Bank of Arizona, which is dedicated to providing training, resources and facilitating discussions all about money. Research continues to cite capital as a top challenge facing female entrepreneurs (NWBC, 2017).

We invite all Phoenix community partners, networking groups, governments, associations and nonprofits, corporations and individuals to participate in Money Month powered by National Bank of Arizona and create resources and programming that support the unique needs of the community.

How you participate in Money Month is up to you. We help guide, promote and amplify your effort to elevate all resources of entrepreneurs in our community and help grow all Phoenix business owners.

All we ask in return, is that at every Money Month event participants are asked to complete, share and promote our Women Business Owner survey. It is the largest survey of women business owners ever executed in the state of Arizona. The goal is to gather critical data to create a comprehensive regional strategy to support the growth of women-owned firms.

Next Steps:

  • Go to MoneyMonthAZ.com and review the recommended guidelines to help you create an effective and unique event.
  • Enter your event on the submission page to be included on our calendar.
  • Download our partnership kit with marketing tools, educational content and unique tools to use on your marketing and communication channels.
  • Post about your event and join the conversation, using the hashtags #MoneyMonthAZ and #PhXX.
  • At your event, mention Money Month and ask attendees to complete the AZ Women Business Owner Survey, the largest survey of women business owners and female entrepreneurs ever completed in Phoenix. All submissions will be kept confidential and will not be provided to any third parties, but the data will be used to help us create a long-term strategy to position Phoenix as the top city for female entrepreneurs in the county.

How Individuals and business owners can participate:

  • Go to MoneyMonthAZ.com and find an event in your area that aligns with your needs.
  • Sign up for emails with valuable tools and resources designed for business owners.
  • Share content or tools you have created online and use the hashtags!
  • Follow on social media to support and share.
  • Attend the Money Month powered by National Bank of Arizona launch event.

Examples of how major networking groups can participate:

  • Promote articles in newsletter, blogs and content on social media that educates and discusses challenges on money, creating your own content or using content shared on our Money Month powered by National Bank of Arizona website.
  • Select a speaker or hold a discussion at any event that focuses on money.
  • During events share facts, resources and tools specific to money.
  • Provide two resource tables at major events for financial resources in the community.
  • Attend the Money Month powered by National Bank of Arizona launch event.

Examples of how community partners can participate:

  • Hold training workshops and programs specifically focusing on money.
  • Work with Empowered PhXX to provide resources and educational content.
  • Promote articles in newsletters, blogs and content on social media that educates and discusses challenges relating to money.
  • Attend the Money Month powered by National Bank of Arizona launch event.

The Goal of Money Month:

Strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystems resources and culture around money, capital and financial education.

  • Get women business owners to complete the Women Business Owner Survey.
  • Create a cohesive voice and community in the community through collaboration.
  • Change the culture around money and financial education for diverse entrepreneurs.
  • Increase access to resources around money for all diverse entrepreneurs.
  • Increase awareness about the economic value of female-led ventures.
  • Strengthen all entrepreneurial resources and community partners by elevating exposure and providing a unique opportunity to engage sponsors and public advocacy.

Money Month is an initiative of Empowered PhXX powered by National Bank of Arizona, and it is open for every community partner to participate.

Empowered PhXX  is a community collaborative committed to strengthening the future of Phoenix by advancing women in entrepreneurship and is 100% community-owned and self-organized, meaning no one person or organization runs it—everyone contributes through action.