National Business Coach and Author Kathey Porter hosts women’s empowerment event at the Judson Mill District May 4th

Apr 3, 2024 | Press

Nationally recognized business coach and author brings women entrepreneurs together for live, experiential event

Greenville, South Carolina – April 3, 2024 – On Saturday, May 4, nationally

recognized business strategist and author Kathey Porter of Kathey Porter Coaching will

host “The BIZ,” an experiential event providing practical advice, inspiration, tools and

resources for women in business.

The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jud Hub, a collaborative social

innovation co-working space located at 701 Easley Bridge Rd., Suite 6070, in the

historic Judson Mill District.

The BIZ features sessions on securing contracts, winning grants, building your brand,

and empowerment led by subject-matter experts Mia Draper of Designs By Mia,

Yaminah Childress of Yany Beauty, Dr. Timogi Jackson of Create & Facilitate, and

Angela Brown of Charles-Brown Property Consultants. The event will also include a

wellness session and exhibitor tables featuring other women-owned businesses.

Kathey Porter is a nationally recognized small business strategist and award-winning

supplier diversity expert with experience spanning nearly two decades in marketing,

small business development, supplier diversity and entrepreneurship. She is a business

coach for several national business accelerators including Goldman Sachs One Million

Black Women, the Small Business Administration, and Babson College.

In addition, Porter is the author of NAACP Image Award nominated 50 Billion Dollar

Boss, Implementing Supplier Diversity and Supplier Diversity for Dummies. She’s been

a featured business coach in Essence and INC magazines and speaker for numerous

organizations including INC Magazine, Fast Company and CHIEF, one the largest

networking organizations for women.

For more information or to register for The BIZ, visit


About Jud Hub

Jud Hub is a collaborative, inclusive shared workspace offering resources and

community connections to nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, and mission-driven

companies. Jud Hub offers affordable office leasing options and coworking

memberships. Benefits include access to reservable meeting rooms, special event

space, pro-bono professional assistance, and intentional programming for member

needs. For more information, visit

About Judson Mill District

Judson Mill District is a sustainable and vibrant mixed-use community offering soulful

city living in Greenville, SC. Once the largest textile mill in Greenville County and an

integral part of Greenville’s Mill Crescent wrapping the city’s west side, Judson Mill

District is now home to office, restaurant, brewery, retail, entertainment, and residential

spaces. In 2019, Taft Family Ventures, a distinguished real estate investment and

development firm based in Greenville, NC, joined with Belmont Sayre, a privately held

real estate investment and development company based in Chapel Hill, NC, to

transform the historic 800,000-square-foot textile mill that closed in 2015. While

maintaining its vision to preserve the soul, spirit, and features of the historic mill, Judson

Mill District utilizes a sustainable approach in revitalizing its 36-acre campus, which now

fosters a vibrant and affordable community where people live, work, and play. For more

information on Judson Mill District, visit



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