Sunday, February 24 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Markey Culver is the Founder and Co-Director of The Women's Bakery, Inc.
The Women's Bakery (TWB) is a social enterprise that trains East African women to launch and profitably manage nutrition-centric bakeries in their communities. TWB empowers women, improves community access to nutrition, and sparks economic growth, all through local business. Launched in 2015, TWB has trained over 100 women and launched seven bakeries in two countries.
TWB specializes in vocational training program that readies adult women (most of whom are East Africa's most vulnerable) for sustainable gainful employment at bakeries in their communities. Bakeries source all ingredients locally and produce quality, nutritious breads, many of which are affardably priced to grant lower-income families purchasing power. Rather than build bakeries as an act of charity, TWB harnesses business as a tool for positive social change - that's conscious capitalism.
Markey views business as a medium - a solution-providing agency that consciously works for people. Building bakeries has become her means to creating access to opportunity, namely financial independence and social empowerment for women globally.
With a background in business creation and administration, technical training, and strategic communication, Markey co-leads TWB's team with competence and zeal. Markey oversees operations in the US and East Africa, manages personnel, implements strategic partnerships in the US and abroad, designs strategic and tactical plans, and manages business development initiatives. Markey has a BA in Communications from Furman University and an MBA from Washington University's Olin Business School.
Please visit the Society of Bakery Women website for more information and registration.