International Women’s Day

BUILD Celebrates International Women's Day:
Meet The Women of BUILDFest National 2021!

We are excited to have Arlan Hamilton, Brandice Daniel, and Heidi Zak personally coach our young entrepreneurs during BUILDFest 2021. These three women are leaders in their field, and are bringing inclusivity, diversity, and equity to their industries. They work with multicultural designers, invest in underestimated businesses, and bring inclusion to the forefront of their brands. Today and everyday, these three female leaders are changing the landscape for Gen E – Building a diverse new generation of entrepreneurial leaders and changemakers.

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the accomplishments of all women, especially these three trail-blazers. Explore their impact at Backstage CapitalHarlem Fashion Row, and Third Love.

Don’t miss them coaching our students on March 25th.

“Stay connected while being disconnected” 

Team Connect, formerly known as “Berry Inc”, is a group of five brilliant young women from East Oakland. As a founders group, they have been committed to creating products and solutions that are rooted in giving back to their communities for years. 

Connect is an online gaming app for youth, parents, and families

to interact together safely during COVID.

Explore different levels of retro, interactive games for all ages!

BUILDFest is a celebration of our diverse group of students, and their accomplishments in entrepreneurship, especially throughout the pandemic. They have shown us a new way to approach business – with overwhelming empathy and a drive for social equity!



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1. iPhone, iPad, Zoom and Loom are all choices of recording tools for their video presentation 
2. Record with both students and their presentation in view
3. Record horizontally for the best view of the students and their presentation
4. Follow Presentation Diagram to the Right


- Make eye contact with the camera
- Notecards may be used as cue cards
•Pro Tip: Notecards should avoid having a full script
- Even when you are not speaking, don’t forget the camera is still recording!
•Be aware of your body language while you and your business partners are speaking
- Everyone has an opportunity to speak
- Professional dress is encouraged
- Practice makes perfect
•Practice how you will transition from each speaker
•Project your voice when you speak​

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Fill out this form to receive a free sample of our curriculum and to receive occasional email updates on how to bring BUILD to your community.