Salesforce members from AdvoCare, Kynect and Thirty-One Gifts participated in a virtual Women’s Entrepreneurship Roundtable with United States Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) and the Direct Selling Association (DSA) on Wednesday, April 29.
The roundtable discussion focused on the current state of small business during the pandemic, getting women involved in entrepreneurship, and the importance of family, freedom and flexibility to operate independent businesses.
“It is more important than ever that we help our members facilitate relationships with their elected officials,” said DSA President Joseph N. Mariano. “Today, 74.8 percent of direct sellers are women and we are proud to support them during this time and previously for more than a century. It is imperative that progressive leaders like these women are able to share their insights on their communities and their businesses.”
Congressman Taylor said, “Even amidst this difficult time, these women are adapting their entrepreneurial ventures and finding ways to make invaluable investments in their communities while growing our economy. It’s never easy to operate a small business, but these independent business owners are making the best of this unprecedented situation in innovative ways. I believe in small business and applaud the DSA for seeking out opportunities for direct sellers to share their concerns and new ideas to promote women’s entrepreneurship.”