In this episode Nicholle is joined by another inspiring, badass PowHERhouse entrepreneur, Christine E.B. Howard. Founder and CEO of E.B. Howard Consulting, she wasn’t always a business owner. Christine shares her story of getting laid off from her job in 2013 to finally making the jump of starting her own business (and being her own boss!). Hear Christine’s journey of discovering her identity, her fight with cancer, and the moments in her life that were the catalyst needed for big change and ultimately growth in her business!

In this conversation, Nicholle & Christine discuss:

  • The importance of finding the RIGHT people to surround yourself with
  • Listening to the signals in your life that will lead to POSITIVE change
  • Why learning to delegate is a MUST as a leader and boss
  • How narrowing your funnel and focus can actually lead to GROWTH

Christine E.B. Howard is the Founder and CEO of E.B. Howard Consulting and is passionate about equal and equitable access to funding (dilutive and non-dilutive) for historically underrepresented founders of start-ups.

She actively mentors and advises small businesses through programs like the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™), Columbia Technology Ventures, Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator, NYSERDA’s EIR Program, Startup Grind, and many others. She has also served as a pitch judge for start-up competitions like 43North, Female Founders in Tech & (FinTech) competitions, E^3 and NYBPC, and many others.

She is a Buffalo/Niagara National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Past Board Member, and Past President. She has served as Sponsorship Committee Chair, Programming Committee Chair, and Nominating Committee Chair. She is also an active member of the Chapter’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.

Her awards include being listed the Haverling Hall of Distinction – Alumni Award in June 2019 and the Distinguished Alumni Award named as Parsons Community Service Award in October 2018 for her work with a small team of women business owners in addressing challenges encountered with the Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) processes in New York State.

Christine is a proud alumnus of the Corning Community College and University at Buffalo – the State University of New York, holding two Bachelor’s Degrees and a Master’s Degree. She has 15+ years of experience in the development of non-dilutive funding resources, proposal development & grant writing, designing evidence-based projects and activities, monitoring the implementation of those projects, evaluating and providing feedback for continuous program improvement. As an experienced evaluator, she has extensive experience advising and working with a variety of technical-focused projects that involve applying operational research theory and methodology, developing logic models, and projects that require applying knowledge of mixed-methods research design and experimental design and analysis.

Learn more about Christine!

  • Find her on social, book a consult, and learn more about Christine and her team HERE!
  • Learn more about E.B. Howard Consulting HERE!

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