BOSS Network Launches Summit Honoring LL Cool J’s Wife, Simone I. Smith

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Simone I. Smith

Nationwide — On Saturday, December 3, 2022, The BOSS Network presents “The Launch Summit” sponsored by JPMorgan Chase. This annual event series aims to educate, empower, and promote minority women in technology. The Launch Summit will showcase Black women entrepreneurs who have success in technology, digital and the online business space. We will exchange ideas and best practices to help attendees succeed. The event will take place virtually from 10am tp 1pmIn the technology industry, less than 1 percent of founders who have received venture capital funds are African American or Hispanic. Minority women compose only a fraction of that 1 percent. The time is now to highlight extraordinary women who are breaking down barriers in technology and provide a platform for women to share their experience on how they’ve created and achieved success, provide a blueprint on navigating the workplace, and to educate and support the next generation of women in in the digital space. JPMorgan Chase and Advancing Black Pathway’s has partnered with The BOSS Network, to expand the opportunities and resources for Black women entrepreneurs.

Presented by The BOSS Network, Founder Dr. Cameka Smith, will feature a panel discussion composed of thought leaders who are innovators in Building a Digital Brand, Diversity, Black Women in Technology, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Funding Your Small Business. Our BOSS honoree, Simone I. Smith leads a full life. The wife of entertainment icon, LL Cool J, a proud mother of four, she’s also a 17-year cancer survivor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. In 2011, Smith co-founded Simone I. Smith Jewelry. The idea for her first design came to be following her diagnosis of stage III chondrosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer. Simone l. Smith will receive the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award and participate in a fireside conversation. 

We will also showcase a live pitch competition, where current BOSS members will have the opportunity to pitch for $15K. This virtual event is open to the public for women. Tickets are available at at no cost and will be held via Zoom.

Founded by, award-winning entrepreneur, influencer and speaker, Dr. Cameka Smith. BOSS™ is an acronym for “Bringing Out Successful Sisters,” and the network’s mission is to promote and encourage the small business spirit and career development of women. The BOSS Network is an online community of professional and entrepreneurial women who support each other through conversation, online, and event-based networking. The BOSS Network was named as a Forbes’ “Top 10 Career and Entrepreneurial websites for Women,” with more than 200,000 active subscribers throughout the United States. In 2022, Dr. Smith received as award as a leading entrepreneur by JPMorgan Chase. To find out more about The BOSS Network, visit

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