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Applications are open for the second year in a row at this Arizona-based accelerator built for female founders 40+

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- RECREATE Now LLC is taking applications for its second cohort in Arizona and it's first cohort in San Francisco, California to help aspiring women entrepreneurs build and launch their idea. Following an expansion into the Bay Area, the Arizona-based organization is aiming to support the underserved market of women over 40 who are transitioning from the corporate world and wanting to start their own business or non-profit without being surrounded by twenty-something tech bros.

* Even as millions of women in the U.S. quit their jobs, women over 40 are still an underserved demographic in the entrepreneurship community

* Start-up funding for female founders is on the rise for both for-profit and non-profit sectors

* The deadline to apply for the Recreate Action Tank is March 1, 2022

Coming from the world of executive coaching and corporate training on Diversity and Inclusion, Recreate Co-founder Melissa Lamson knows how to identify a gap in the market. Even with nearly 40 million people leaving their jobs in 2021 and a clear rise in entrepreneurship, she hasn't found an accelerator tailored to the uniqueness of women over 40-so she built one.

"I've seen so many women hesitate on their own ideas, and not having the guidance they need means those ideas fall by the wayside. We want to give them a chance by surrounding them with extraordinary women who have done it before and who are doing it now," says Lamson.

With full-day sessions led by big-name entrepreneurs like Heidi Jannenga of WebPT and Courtney Klein co-founder of SEED SPOT, among other talented women, the accelerator aims to nourish the founders with a cohort of talented women building alongside them.

Encouraging this new wave of female founders, the Recreate Action Tank is in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority and has been sponsored by Carvana, Bank 34 and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

"We curate the tools, practices, connections, and funding opportunities - everything these women need to give their business idea or non-profit a chance to thrive," says Lamson, "It's not just about teaching or lecturing, it's about taking action with a core community to support you."

To learn more about the program or to apply, visit

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Leading Nonprofit Focused on Lifting Minority Women out of Poverty Welcomes Dr. Alice White Bussey for June 21st Economic Empowerment Fireside Chat

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Dr. Alice White Bussey is internationally recognized for her ability to train and inspire small business owners. On June 21 at 2 p.m. Eastern time, Bussey will share her wisdom and experience in a fireside chat with Millionaire Mastermind Academy founder and CEO, Dr. Velma Trayham. In addition, Dr. Trayham is the CEO of ThinkZILLA Consulting, a culturally aware brand engagement firm that supports Minority Owned Businesses and Entrepreneurs through program development, DE&I and business development training.

Registration for the free, women-only event is now open:

"Dr. Bussey offers a global perspective on everything from women entrepreneurs to launching a successful business to overcoming challenges, and we are honored to have the opportunity to connect with her in this month's special fireside chat," Marieke McArthur, Program Coordinator for Millionaire Mastermind Academy said. "I look forward to hearing her time-tested wisdom first-hand."

The tenth of 12 children, Bussey served as Georgia's first Labor Department federal representative, developing programs for seniors, welfare clients, high-school dropouts and more. She also served as the Federal Women's Program manager for the eight-state southeastern region. In 1985, she became the first woman elected president of the Atlanta Business League. Bussey later transitioned to the floral industry when she married florist James Bussey, becoming the first African American FTD florist in Atlanta. The once local retail operation now does business internationally.

In addition, Bussey serves on the board of The International Florists Association, Georgia Council of Visitors, Atlanta Private Industry Council and many others.

The Global Mindset edition of the monthly fireside chat will focus on entrepreneurial expansion and economic empowerment for women entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners everywhere. The Millionaire Mindset Academy has already helped more than 5,000 women launch successful small businesses, while awarding scholarships and seed funding to help them create sustainable business enterprises.

About Millionaire Mastermind Academy:

The Millionaire Mastermind Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to educate and support the growth of women-owned business enterprises, thereby strengthening the economic impact in their community. We have mentored more than 5,000 women through our programs. For more information visit

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