Program grooms minority women for success

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(Last Updated On: October 19, 2016)

HOUSTON – October 10, 2016 – Houston-based author, empowerment speaker and personal development coach Miara Shaw has taken valuable lessons learned from her corporate career as one of the nation’s few African-American female natural gas traders, to help teach professional womenjsf_miara_shaw_ps2_279-1
strategies to live their dreams and move from being “stuck to execution.” As founder of the Maven Business Academy, she is launching a new Maven Business & Leadership Incubator program that specifically addresses the needs of minority businesswomen.

“There are other accelerators and incubators out there, but they don’t focus on minority women in business like this one does,” said Shaw. “We will have a micro focus on African-American and Latino women as these are the fastest growing groups of entrepreneurs in the nation. We want to ensure that these groups are not only growing rapidly, but also creating profitable, scalable and sustainable businesses.”

Elevating and accelerating women for success is what Shaw, also known as “Maven Miara,” is passionate about. She describes a Maven as a savvy, sassy and successful woman who skillfully shares her knowledge with others, knows her worth and creates the lifestyle she desires. Using these principles as a foundation, Shaw and five other coaches called The BAM Squad, will share their expertise during the program, providing an energized learning experience that gives attendees:

  • Access to high-level coaches and professional advisors
  • Strategic consulting guidance
  • A supportive/collaborative environment
  • A deep dive into six focus areas that include vision, branding, legal, finance, personal development and self care

Philisha Mack, CEO of The Mack Institute, said of Shaw’s approach, “I really like the way Miara breaks things down from the perspective of one small goal you may have, incrementally breaking that down further so you can see the big picture of what it is you desire to do.”

Approximately 100 women from around the United States will be selected to participate in this six-month incubator program, which kicks off with a two-day conference in January 2017. Prior to the program launch, there is an opportunity to meet Shaw and experience a preview of her motivational style at the Maven’s Power Lunch where attendees will learn “strategies to power up & finish strong” in 2016. The luncheon will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 11a.m – 2 p.m. at The Tasting Room – Uptown Park. Register at

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Program grooms minority women for success