Educator and Evangelist for Under-Serviced Entrepreneurs – For Darlisa Diltz, opening her own center to provide other entrepreneurs with training and access to resources was a personal challenge. Serving the broader Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, Darlisa opened the North Texas Entrepreneur Education & Training Center in 2018 as a “no judgment” zone for people like her to start and build their businesses. In this conversation with guest host Jacqui Dietrich of Economic Impact Catalyst , Darlisa shares more about creating culturally appropriate programs and her experience as the only Black woman to lead a small business support organization in her ecosystem.
Learn more about Darlisa’s program: www.nteetc.com
About Breaking Down Barriers
This podcast explores the opportunity to build wealth in local, regional, and national economies through entrepreneurship-led economic development. Episodes feature changemakers with innovative approaches to empowering people to start businesses that create wealth for their families and improve outcomes for their communities. Conversations highlight work being done in communities across the U.S. to break down barriers to entrepreneurial opportunity in underserved and underrepresented communities. In this series, we share authentic stories about the impact that entrepreneurship-led economic development has on the local economy and connect a global network of passionate economic developers.
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Breaking Down Barriers is a presentation of Economic Impact Catalyst and is hosted by David Ponraj with production and editing by Jacqui Dietrich and Lauren Bernard with voice talent by Antoine Long. Please rate, review, and subscribe to Breaking Down Barriers, available for free wherever you listen to your podcasts!