MBD Philosophy

Women entrepreneurs are on the rise—but they still face challenges to finding support and funding for these crucial endeavors.

As entrepreneurs, women can take greater control of their lives, determining where,  when and how much they work, reaching their highest earning potential, and gaining skills that cross over to any career path.
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous is an entrepreneurial curriculum designed to help women and girls gain the skills they need to ditch expectations, break ceilings and do business—and become bold entrepreneurs.
FIND ROLE MODELS AND MENTORS (who are like you!) to provide guidance, support, and inspiration.

CLOSE THE GENDER GAP for the future—your presence as an entrepreneur will boost other women as you share your story and mentor budding women entrepreneurs.

Learn how to SHAKE OFF REJECTION. Test your projects in a safe, realistic environment supported by mentors. Practice fast-to-fail, design-thinking experiments that stretch your preconceived notions and take ideas to the next level.

FIND YOUR VOICE as a girl, a woman, as a businesswoman, and as a woman entrepreneur.

"You have to believe in yourself—confidence is a non-negotioable. But almost as important are information gathering and networking. Arm yourself, build your team, and then move boldly forward."
—Christine Francis, MBD Attendee

Community Involvement

MBD is ultimately about working as a community to support women and girl entrepreneurs. MBD is a lightning rod that unites community organizations, businesses, leaders, and educators in making entrepreneurship and the crucial accompanying skills accessible to all women and girls.

Through innovative programming, MBD focuses solely on the needs of women and girl entrepreneurs in the making. Community partnerships are a crucial part of our strategy since they expand our reach, supply leadership and ideas, provide access to broader social and professional networks, connect us with all schools in our region, and help us gain the resources to make these educational opportunities free to everyone who participates.

Chattanooga Partners

  • The Company Lab that sponsors and hosts the 24Hour Generator
  • Public Education Foundation that connects MBD with our best resources—girls and adults who support them
  • Chattanooga Public Library that promotes and hosts workshops for budding #girlpreneurs
  • Girls Inc.
  • Girl Scouts
Participating schools have included: Howard, Chattanooga Christian, Walker Valley High, GPS, Chattanooga School for Arts and Sciences, Red Bank, East Ridge, STEM School, Home Life Academy, Central, Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe, Lookout Valley, Hamilton County Collegiate High at Chattanooga State
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