11/16/18—Girls Preparatory School (GPS) will host an entrepreneurial event for girls, MBD: Girl Edition. Mighty, Brilliant, and Determined girls, ages 7-17, are invited to sell their products and services at the Holiday Marketplace in early December.
Presented by GPS, Public Education Foundation, and The Company Lab, the girls’ Holiday Marketplace will provide mentors to help the girls prepare their booths for the event. The Chattanooga Public Library will also offer three free workshops prior to the marketplace for participants to learn about “Branding Basics & Targeting Your Audience,” “Booth Display & Seller Psychology,” and “Finishing Details.”Thanks to the support of sponsors and donors, girls can focus on creating and selling their merchandise without having to worry about booth fees.
The Holiday Marketplace is only one component of MBD: Girl Edition, a program designed to empower girls to learn what it takes to start, manage, and grow a business while developing critical-thinking and relationship-building skills. Through the multi-faceted curriculum, which includes the Holiday Marketplace, a 24-hour business hack-a-thon, and an interdisciplinary summer course, girls can develop their resilience, creativity, and teamwork.
“We believe in fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in every girl and offer MBD: Girl Edition events to encourage girls across our community to get creative and learn what it takes to run their own business,” said Lauren Hayes, event coordinator.