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Female Founders of Color

Momentum Matters is putting the spotlight on female founders during Black Business Owners month. This episode, Momentum CEO April Benetollo talks with Cecilia “Ceci” Pearson about her business, Babypalooza. What began as publication for expecting mothers evolved into a series of highly successful expos, until COVID. Ceci make a quick pivot to develop a robust online portal connecting parents-to-be with valuable products, resources and community. Ceci’s entrepreneurial spirit, tenacity, and creativity all shine through in this episode.

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