On the first Friday of every month, join us to hear the savvy, successful business owners + entrepreneurs of Des Moines share their story. In a laid-back environment, you’ll catch some words of wisdom from women + men who have been through it before—and maybe walk away with a new connection (or two).
Sessions are completely free and open to the public, and are held from 11:30am to 1:00pm, with networking from 11:30am to noon. This First Friday will be held at The Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust Street, Ste 100, Des Moines, IA 50309. Seating is first come, first served. Lunch is not provided, though we encourage you to bring your own if you'd like.
Come hear from Dwana Bradley of Iowa Urban Media! Dwana holds a bachelor’s degree in child and family services from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in Elementary Education and Literacy from Drake University as well as a specialist’s degree in administration.
She spent nearly seven years as a reading interventionist with Des Moines Public Schools. She is currently executive director of Iowa Juneteenth, a teacher in the after-school program at Homes of Oakridge as well as owner of Iowa Urban Media, a community-focused publishing company. Bradley has also been active in the community, such as volunteering on the DMPS attendance committee, serving as choir director at True Bible Baptist Church, and graduating from the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute. She has two children, and recently was sworn into the Board of Directors for Des Moines Public Schools, she represents District 3.
Please join us to hear this amazing women business owner, active community member, and friend to many, share her entrepreneurial story!