Rhia Ventures

On September 30, Latinas in Business commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting the virtual 5th National Conversation with Latina Leaders to discuss the Mental and Sexual Wellness of Latinas and other minority women in a post-pandemic world, and the added threat that the overturn of Wade vs. Roe by the U.S. Supreme Court poses on women of color. 

The topic of this National Conversation will cover “Our Bodies, Our Health: State of Minority Women’s Mental and Sexual Wellness,” to take place on September 30, 2022, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST –  9:00 am to 11:00 am PST on Zoom and live-streamed on Facebook. The event is open to all entrepreneurs regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity. 

Erika Seth Davies, CEO of Rhia Ventures.

Erika Seth Davies, CEO of Rhia Ventures, has been confirmed as Keynote Speaker for the event. Rhia Ventures aims to transform the U.S. market for sexual, reproductive, and maternal health into a vibrant and equitable one through its field-building, direct investment, corporate engagement, and narrative change work. She is a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of experience in development and fundraising, program design, collaboration and partnership management, and racial equity advocacy. Erika is the Founder of The Racial Equity Asset Lab (The REAL), a venture that centers racial equity in impact investing and works to shift capital to address the persistent racial wealth gap. 

She previously served as Vice President of External Affairs at ABFE (Association of Black Foundation Executives) where she designed the SMART Investing Initiative, a field-wide effort to encourage foundations to incorporate a racial equity lens in endowment management practices through increased access for racially diverse- and women-owned investment management firms. Erika is a Social Entrepreneur in Residence with Common Future and a former Fellow, Equitable Access to Capital Markets in the Fair Finance portfolio of the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University.

Erika most recently was the Associate Director of Philanthropy at McDonogh School and previously served as the Chief of Staff of the Baltimore Community Foundation. She enjoys volunteering and serves as a member of the boards of Impact Hub Baltimore, Baltimore Algebra Project, and the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund.

National Conversation with Latina Leaders

The topics to be covered include: 

PANEL 1: STATE OF MENTAL WELLNESS FOR MINORITY WOMEN

The pandemic has left -and continues to cause- a significant burden of anxiety, uncertainty, loss, and stress, especially for minority women and their families. How are Latinas and other minority women dealing with mental health wellness and recovery in the workplace or sustaining their businesses? 

PANEL 2. STATE OF SEXUAL WELLNESS FOR MINORITY WOMEN 

The US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Wade vs. Roe could have lasting, severe, and disproportionate effects on some of the most vulnerable groups in the U.S., namely Black and Latino communities. What is the impact of this decision on these populations, and how can they seek help from different organizations? 

Join us and all supporting organizations that cooperate to provide access to minority women in finding resources, information, and tools for their important health and wellness needs. 

For registration, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-conversation-with-latina-leaders-tickets-406917911427

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  • Victoria Arena is a writer and student, passionate about writing, literature, and women's studies. She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. She holds an Associates in Fine Arts for Creative Writing, and a Bachelor's in English Literature from Montclair State University.

By Victoria Arena

Victoria Arena is a writer and student, passionate about writing, literature, and women's studies. She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. She holds an Associates in Fine Arts for Creative Writing, and a Bachelor's in English Literature from Montclair State University.

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