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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center
444 South Blount Street #115-B, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Women in Leadership Series: This leadership series invites women to review and recognize when there is a gender dimension at work, and how they can out-strategize gender bias and their own habits to achieve results. It will also help women discover the courage to take new action, and have a clearer understanding of self, tools to lead and develop others, and confidence in their ability to positively impact their organizations and communities.
Awamary Khan has been working in the non-profit sector for over 15 years. She also co-founded PointClick Technologies, LLC; an IT cloud hosting and dedicated managed services company. She joined Carolina Small Business Development fund in 2011, as their EVP, Chief Financial + Operating Officer, managing a social impact investment portfolio of over $35M. She is the influencer behind Black Entrepreneurship Week, and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center — a partnership with Shaw University, to serve as an Innovation ecosystem that serves as a catalyst for minorities in the community.
She most recently co-led a workshop at Harvard University — JF Kennedy School of Government’s Urban Innovation class discussing unlocking capital and community, and was the keynote speaker for the 2016 Innovative Women’s Conference, at North Carolina State University. In 2015, she was nominated for Woman of the Year by Spectacular Magazine. Prior, she worked for the American Red Cross, Triangle Area Chapter, as their Regional Finance Executive, and as the Chief Financial Officer for Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. Her experience includes working with entrepreneurs and non-profits, where she has overseen their strategic plans, growth strategies, financial strength-- such as budgeting, financial statements, reporting, audits, forecasting, etc. She serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for CASA Esperanza Montessori Charter School in Raleigh, the treasurer of the Board of Directors for Reinvestment Partners in Durham, and as an Advisory Board Member to Innovate Raleigh. She is a member of the Masters Series for Distinguished Leaders, and Leadership Raleigh. She received her MBA from Upper Iowa University and her Bachelor of Science from Shaw University.