McKinsey Global Institute says:
"Closing racial wealth gaps across the economy is not only about righting historic wrongs. It's also about choosing a more dynamic future and realizing the full potential of a massively underutilized source of talent, to the benefit of all Americans."

Watch this video to learn about the problem, our solution, and how you can support our community and economic development initiatives for minority female entrepreneurs.


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Level 1: Finesse Your Fear TM
Entrepreneurship Academy

Academy students experience a robust 12-week online curriculum designed to equip them to start, run, and grow a profitable business.  

Business consultants facilitate Q&A Zoom sessions to discuss course material and support students 1-on-1 with business plan development.  

Our goal is to serve 1,000 students per year in this program.

Level 2: Finesse Your Success TM Small Business Incubator

Entrepreneurs that are ready for growth will be invited to our small business incubator in Birmingham, AL (all programming will also be available in a virtual format).

Participants will have access to a plethora of resources (including co-working space) needed to scale their business.

Our goal is to serve 250 participants per year in this program.

Finesse The Deal TM Real Estate Investment Program

Goal: Ensure success of minority female real estate investors in renovating blighted properties in Birmingham and Atlanta.

Participants will benefit from construction management training, preferred contractor network, mentorship, project funding, and many other resources needed to be successful.

Our goal is to serve 50 participants per year in this program (2 projects each).

Fearlessly F.L.Y.E. TM
[Financial Literacy & Youth Entrepreneurship] Program

The goal is to introduce an educational curriculum to high school students.  

 Financial literacy content will help them understand their paycheck, create a household budget, manage their credit, and more. The entrepreneurship modules will prepare them with the foundations for starting and running a business and will offer paid internships.

The size, scope, and budget is to be determined.

Community Development
Loan Fund

Access to capital is critical to growth, so we will also establish a
Community Development Loan Fund to offer microloans up to $50,000. This fund will support participants in all of the programs.

Our goal is to fund up to 1,000 loans per year in this program.

Impact and
Measures of Success

• 1,000 academy students with documented gross annual revenue of $100,000 by 12/31/28
• Creation of 1,000 jobs by 12/31/28
• Renovation of 500 blighted properties in low-to-moderate income communities by 12/31/28



Latesha Isbell Howard

CEO, Savvy Diva Enterprises

Latesha Isbell Howard, aka The Savvy Diva, is a devoted wife, mother, entrepreneur, and mid-level manager at a Fortune 500 company. In her corporate career, she has responsibility for the implementation of 13 programs with a combined annual budget of $70 million. This economic equity advocate is passionate about empowering our communities through financial literacy and entrepreneurship. As a member of the National Small Business Association's Leadership Council and Economic Development committee, Latesha uses her voice to drive policy changes that benefit small businesses.

Latesha is an active real estate investor and teaches others how to build wealth through real estate investing and business ownership. Her business, Savvy Diva Enterprises, provides entrepreneurship education and services to help small business owners optimize their personal credit, build business credit and obtain business funding to start or grow a profitable business. In the course of serving her clients, Latesha realized that most entrepreneurs were deficient in a lot of areas necessary to properly run their business. This need birthed Latesha's purpose project, the Finesse Your Fear Entrepreneurship Academy, which has grown to include the other programs above.

Latesha holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a Bachelor’s in Finance from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Other credentials include certifications in Women's Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


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Savvy Diva Enterprises




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