25×25 Crowd-funding Campaign: StartingBloc Fellowship

sblogoMatovu Consulting CEO, Divinity Matovu, is on a mission to raise $25 from 25 supporters as part of the 25×25 crowd-funding campaign. All funds raised from this campaign will support Divinity’s admission to StartingBloc’s Los Angeles Institute which kicks off February 19, 2015. Starting Bloc’s week-long, intensive Institute is a tuition-based program that requires an investment from participants. Thanks to a scholarship that will fund half of Divinity’s $1,250.00 tuition, she only needs to raise $625.00 by 1/15/2015. With your support, Divinity will be able to join her cohort in February. To support with your $25 donation, click here!

As a StartingBloc Fellow, Divinity will be equipped to pitch and perfect her ideas for her next venture, MBAMama.com, a dynamic video blog aimed at encouraging high-potential mothers to pursue business school and maximize their career potential.

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At the LA ’15 StartingBloc Institute, Divinity will participate in a series of workshops and activities designed to inspire, instruct, and stretch her limits. She will learn directly from high impact entrepreneurs and change leaders, work with proven frameworks for delivering change, and build relationships with new life-long allies. Divinity will be able to explore partnership, learn about funding resources, and expand my network with business leaders, social entrepreneurs, and community activists from diverse backgrounds who have similar goals and aspirations.

Click here to support Divinity’s 25×25 campaign! If you are not in a position to contribute at this time, consider sharing this campaign with your networks on social media.

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The DFirm Sponsors Black Women Lawyers of LA Cocktail Sip Charity Event

DivinityMatovu_FredDortonDivinity of Matovu Consulting attended the Annual Thanksgiving Eve Cocktail Sip event hosted by Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. (BWL), a non-profit corporation whose mission is dedicated to charitable, educational and community-based services. The spectacular charitable event was held at The W Hotel in Hollywood and was attended by the who’s who of LA legal professionals, including attorneys, judges, law professors and students.

Fred Dorton of The DFirm co-sponsored the event which raises funds for BWL to continue their mission of giving back to the community through social activism, mentorship and scholarship opportunities. BWL also distributes food baskets, toiletries and other goodies throughout the year to less fortunate families.

“As a strategy consultant with Mr. Dorton’s firm, it was truly an honor to be able to celebrate our 2014 accomplishments while also giving back to a great cause. This is the second year Mr. Dorton has sponsored the event. It felt really great seeing the firm’s logo displayed prominently throughout the event. 2014 has been a great year and we’re so excited about all the opportunities 2015 has in store,” said Divinity who has been working with Mr. Dorton since 2006.

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ABOUT THE DFIRM: The DFirm is a contemporary full service law firm located in the heart of Beverly Hills, California. The firm is committed to providing clients with personalized professional service in all matters of representation ranging from minor business transactions to complex litigation issues. The firm advises and represents institutional and individual clients in the areas of criminal defense, litigation, business development, estate planning, real estate, entertainment and family law.

ABOUT BWL: BWL was founded in 1975 after a small group of Los Angeles based African-American women judges and attorneys held a luncheon meeting to discuss the marked absence of an organization which addressed the needs and concerns of African-American women in the legal profession. The dialogue and events that followed became the genesis of BWL. Over the years, BWL branched out and grew through its various community projects and committee activities. The first BWL scholarship luncheon was held in 1975 at the Medallion Restaurant. Since then, BWL has raised scholarship funds annually for second and third year law students through its annual fundraising efforts by the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Foundation.