NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Governor’s Commission for Women provides outreach, education, research, and referral services in the hopes of helping women-owned businesses and female entrepreneurs in the State of Texas succeed.

In the state, there are nearly one million women-owned businesses, and the commission wants to see that number grow even more.

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Laura Young is one of the commissioners and says there is a unique opportunity on the horizon for women entrepreneurs to participate in a free webinar series hosted by the Governor’s Commission for Women.

She says the webinar will provide participants with advice from experts on starting, growing, and sustaining their business in Texas.

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“It’s about sharing your passion and sharing what really motivates you to have your business or want to start your business,” Young says. “What I think we will see come out of this is that women see there are endless possibilities.”

It also qualifies participants to compete in a regional pitch competition where they could receive a $7,500 award from the Beacon State Fund to help their business.

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The webinar series for the North Texas region is scheduled for Wednesday, September 15 and the pitch competition submission deadline is on September 1.

Madison Sawyer