ESSENCE launches initiative for Louisiana-based, minority entrepreneurs, professionals

ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women with a global brand reach of over 17 million, will partner with the City of New Orleans and the Urban League of Louisiana to launch The Pipeline: An Economic Inclusion Initiative.
The Pipeline is designed to increase the pool of Louisiana-based women and Black professionals pursuing careers and business opportunities in live events and technical production. This initiative will also create opportunities to connect existing production entrepreneurs to service contracts in the industry at both the corporate and governmental levels and give them access to networking, capital raising and opportunities for training and skills development.
As part of ESSENCE’s partnership with the Urban League of Louisiana, the Pipeline Initiative will launch with information briefings that will target potential bidders in key Louisiana cities featuring RFP training and more.
The sessions will be held in:
New Orleans Tuesday, February 5 6:00pm-8:30pm Urban League of Louisiana
Baton Rouge Wednesday, February 6 9:00am-11:30am Goodwood Library
Shreveport Thursday, February 7 9:00am-11:30am Round-up Room – Cattlemen’s Ranch
Monroe Friday, February 8 9:00am-11:30am Louisiana Delta Community College – Monroe Campus
Current Contract Opportunities Include:
Event Video Services
Superdome Catering Services 
Ground Transportation Services 
Portable Toilet Services
Photography Services
Printing Services 
Audio Production Services 
Superlounge Video Services 
For PDFs of Contracting Opportunities and to Register, Visit