Harnessing Entrepreneurship and Community as a Minority Business Owner (Nashville)

NASHVILLE...Join NSBWEP & Urbaanite Founder, Ashley Lawal

Harnessing Entrepreneurship and Community as a Minority Business Owner (Nashville)


NASHVILLE event professionals be sure to join us on July 31st!

NSBWEP is excited to host our next event in Nashville and to have in our presence, Ashley Currie of Urbaanite! Ashley has the pulse of business ownership in the Nashville community and what makes it work to sustain a business that you full control. Join us in this electrifying discussion with Ashley as she uncovers all of the nuances, challenges, and rewards of entrepreneurship!

Your takeaways from this event:

  • Why is minority entrepreneurship important?
  • What does underrepresented entrepreneur mean?
  • What are the common barriers to entrepreneurship and now to overcome?
  • The importance of investing in minority entrepreneurs.
  • The rewards of building community.

Networking | Seated Dinner


  • NSBWEP Members – $65
  • Non-members – $85
  • $10 late registration fee after 5pm JUNE 30TH


Ashley Currie is currently tapping into her natural proclivity to connect and share people’s stories as the Marketing Director for Launch Tennessee and Publisher of Urbaanite, Nashville’s growing local lifestyle publication celebrating the people, places and soul of the city from the African American lens. As a Nashville native, Ashley created Urbaanite to be a safe space for her community to discover the best in food, art, wellness, history and cultural attractions in the city. Urbaanite has won two Nashville ADDY Awards and connects with thousands of people each day.

Ashley enjoys balancing storytelling at Urbaanite with her role at LaunchTN where she has the opportunity amplify the entrepreneurial ecosystem across the state through events, partnerships and programming. Previously she worked in corporate marketing and the advertising agency arena, leading national multicultural campaigns for Denny’s, BMW and United Methodist Communications prior to heading up her own consulting agency for 8 years. When she is not sharing stories, you can find her trying out the latest restaurants or honing her own at-home chef skills, laughing with family or checking out a new hiking trail. Ashley is a true advocate for people living life on purpose and tries to live by the motto “either it’s a blessing or a lesson”.

Location: Residence Inn by Marriott Nashville Green Hill 3807 Cleghorn Avenue, Nashville, TN
Date: July 31, 2023
Duration: 1 Day