The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.
JJ Conway, a Pastor, Physicist, and Financial Planner, was the first Black to serve as a physicist in the Air Force, despite being told by the Air Force, “Blacks can’t do physics.” She served for 23 years and founded and chaired the Nuclear Threats Community of Interest, one of our Nations’ top technical bodies comprised of 17 different agencies. Although science will always be her first love, JJ became a financial planner after returning from a 6-month military trip to discover her house sold, divorce papers, and over $845,000 debt to her name. Adapting to life as a military single mom, JJ learned how money worked and how to make it work for her quickly yet ethically. She now teaches others the same personal growth and financial management skills that allowed her to dump that debt and begin building wealth. She also mirrors these principles when working with businesses to improve processes, people, and profit. She will bring that enthusiasm and positive money management energy to the AAEA Access to Capital Workshop Series.