Why 36|86: Van Tucker, Nashville Fashion Alliance

Written by Van Tucker, CEO of Nashville Fashion Alliance

I have three big takeaways from this year’s 36|86:

  1. There are some badass women doing extremely interesting things in Tennessee and across the U.S. From leading investment funds to creating new businesses focused on diversity and inclusion, women are enabling a supportive environment in Tennessee for women-led business ventures now more than ever.
  2. Storytelling is everything. One of my favorite panels of the event was titled “Build Your Brand Smarter,” and led by Stacey Epstein, Shannon Litton, and Dooley Tombras. The three shared such important and impactful words of wisdom on how to tell your story and get it in front of the right audience.
  3. There are so many resources available for entrepreneurs in all industries! From the panel on alternative financing opportunities (I’m looking at you Karen Cahn!) to information on how to access resources like Opportunity Zones, there are resources out there waiting to be utilized if you only take a moment to do your research. One of the greatest challenges we face is providing accessible economic prosperity for those who want to put in the work. 36|86 demonstrated the strides we are taking to close that gap.

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36|86 Festival

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36|86 brings together innovators, pioneers, investors & visionaries to shape the future of business.

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