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To Whom It May Concern, The BOSS Network is a community of professional and entrepreneurial women who support each other through conversation, online and event-based networking. Our mission is to promote and encourage the small business spirit and professional development of women. Our goal is to give women the tools they need to be successful at every stage of their personal and professional lives. The year ahead hold many promises for The BOSS Network. We intend to continue with our existing series highlighting, honoring and recognizing successful women across the country, while adding several new events to our catalog with new and current brand partners. Women who have yet to become members need only take a look at our social networking site that allows women to do true professional networking while building and maintaining relationships (www.thebossnetwork.org). Through this tool we are able to keep with our goal for women to have “growth through networking beyond events� and they can see for themselves why they should get involved in the movement as there is evidence of members benefiting throughout. We are committed to reaching more and more women who recognize themselves as growing brands and are looking for other women of like thinking who share their commitment to growth. We plan to be the woman's organization that embodies that commitment and over the long run we expect that independent, confident, motivated, creative women of all walks will find themselves joining The BOSS Network. In closing, I would like to paint you a picture of our membership having taking its intended form in the years to come. You would simply find: -College students committed to growth through "Bringing Out Successful Sisters" -Seasoned professionals committed to growth through "Bringing Out Successful Sisters" -New business owners committed to growth through "Bringing Out Successful Sisters" -Established business owners committed to growth through "Bringing Out Successful Sisters" Sincerely, Cameka Smith/Founder The BOSS Network www.thebossnetwork.org cameka@thebossnetwork.org


An Unparalleled Connection Exclusive Access To A Network Of Powerful Women The BOSS Network (Bringing Out Successful Sisters) is your connection to an extensive network of influential and professional women. As one of the fasting growing communities of professional women, the BOSS Network has positioned itself as “The #1 Online Professional Network for Women of Color.� Thousands of women rely on The BOSS Network to connect with likeminded professionals and to provide a forum for building and growing their business and/or career through conversation, online and event-based networking.

THE BOSS NETWORK IS RECOGNIZED BY PEERS Forbes.com named The BOSS Network one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurial Websites for Women Forbes.com named The BOSS Network one of 10 Best Career Sites for Women

BlackEnterprise.com named The BOSS Network 1 of the 9 websites for college students to follow on Twitter

Founder Cameka Smith was listed 1 of 50 excellent women for college students to follow on Twitter by www.onlinecolleges.net

Founder Cameka Smith featured on WGN-Chicago discussing networking and entrepreneurship


MEMBER PROFILE Demographics Age: 24 & Under 16.6% 25 – 34 38.8% 35 – 44 25.9% 45+ 17.8% Ethnicity: Black 82% Hispanic 8% Caucasian 5% Asian 3% Other 2% Annual Household Income: Under $25,000 14% $25,000 – $34,999 20% $35,000 – $49,999 28% $50,000 – $74,999 21% $75,000 17%

Education: Some High School 3% H.S. Graduate 19% Some College 21% College Graduate 39% Graduate Degree 18% Geographics Chicago 31% Atlanta 16% New York 13% Washington, DC 11% Detroit 8% Other 21% Entrepreneur Interest: Own business 51%

Total number of e-mail subscribers 50,000+ Total number of members online 1,900+


A TRUSTED SOURCE A trusted source for information and resources surrounding professional development - networking, entrepreneurship, careers and lifestyle - The BOSS Network continues to connect with its audience via multiple content channels. Over 50,000 email subscribers and over 1,900 members on-line at www.thebossnetwork.org, via its 70,000 plus strong social media presence Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and through custom events.

Online Network

Social Media

Webinars

Custom Events

Workshops and seminars with topics surrounding BOSS’s content pillars are hosted online via thebossnetwork.org, where members can log in to receive timely information and advice around professional development for their careers and business endeavors.

Blogging

Newsletters

Every week, thebossnetwork.org highlight featured bloggers – celebrated entrepreneurs and business professionals sharing advice and stories of success.

Monthly newsletters provide subscribers with a snapshot of featured content on our website thebossnetwork.org as well as the latest news surrounding The BOSS Network.

E-Blasts

More than 50,000 women nationwide have subscribed to The BOSS Network’s mailing list. They rely on consistent communication to keep them up-to-date on upcoming events hosted by The BOSS Network and it’s partners.


2014 PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES Build brand awareness and strengthen your brands connection with an exclusive audience of professional women of color. As a corporate partner with The BOSS Network, You will have direct access to one of Forbes.com top 10 websites for women and the nations largest growing professional network for women of color. Your BOSS partnership will allow you to collaborate with BOSS to provide valuable member programs and services, build business relationships with one of the most successful women of color professional networks. As a Corporate Partner, You will receive the following benefits:

CORPORATE PARTNER Annual Investment: $10,000

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Opportunity to partner with BOSS on 2 member programs or events Vendor table at 2 exclusive member programs or events Corporate logo at TheBOSSNetwork.org and listing on our partners page Two email blast to The BOSS Network member database (over 50k reach) Corporate membership to TheBOSSNetwork.org Featured listing in our Business Directory on the website Annual member survey from your company to BOSS email subscribers Live Twitter Chat to host a promotion of choice (over 30k reach)


THANK YOU Cameka Smith

Lashana Thomas

CEO and Founder

Network Manager

Chicago and Atlanta

New York and DC

cameka@thebossnetwork.org www.thebossnetwork.org 773.216.5460

lashana@thebossnetwork.org www.thebossnetwork.org 718.902.3448

Watch BOSS Founder Cameka Smith Host The Midwest Entrepreneurs Summit Sponsored By Black Enterprise


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