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Press Release: Gail Warrior to be Featured Speaker of PeopleTalk Entrepreneur Education Series

Warrior Elements CEO, philanthropist, to headline Aug. 5 PeopleFund event geared toward local entrepreneurs

Gail W bio Long-04142015DALLAS, Texas – July 24, 2015– Giving back to the community has long been a tenet of Gail Warrior’s business acumen. So it comes as no surprise that the CEO and founder of Warrior Elements, a luxury active-wear brand, and CEO and founder of Warrior Construction, a leading minority- and woman-owned general contractor, will be the featured speaker at the Aug. 5 PeopleTalk Entrepreneur Education Series in Dallas.

The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the PeopleFund Dallas Office, 2801 Swiss Ave. Suite 120, and offers a unique opportunity to learn from successful entrepreneurs and community leaders.

Warrior, an entrepreneur, nationally-recognized speaker, philanthropist and fitness enthusiast, will share her unique business journey—everything from lessons learned to professional advice—at the lunchtime session. She will also answer questions from the audience, which might focus on anything from how to maintain a work/life balance to scaling and growing a business.

“This event is a tremendous opportunity for small business owners to hear lessons learned, be inspired and learn from a community leader who has been where they are before,” said Warrior.  “I am always honored to share my story and to offer advice to those in the community who may not have access to this level of business insight or advice.”

Prior to starting Warrior Elements, Warrior founded Warrior Construction in 1997, a commercial general contractor headquartered in Dallas. She led the company into one of the largest woman/minority-owned construction firms in the U.S. and one of the country’s leading experts in permanent modular construction. Warrior and Warrior Construction won more than 45 national, regional and local awards, including the coveted Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

In 2007, Warrior founded Heart of a Warrior Charitable Foundation to provide educational opportunities to underserved children in Dallas County. Additionally, she created the Warrior Women’s Mentoring group in 2010 to help empower women in business and mentor them in their careers.

In addition to Warrior, the PeopleTalk Entrepreneur Speaker Series has welcomed several accomplished entrepreneurs, including Patrick Terry, Founder & CEO, P.Terry’s Burger Stand; Tim League, Founder, Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas; Evan Smith, Former Editor of Texas Monthly Magazine and Editor of Texas Tribune; and Dr. Mohammad Yumus, Grameen Bank and Nobel Prize winner.

For more information on PeopleTalk or to register for the Aug. 5 event, visit: https://peoplefund.org/event/peopletalk-with-gail-warrior .

 

About Warrior Elements

Warrior Elements is a luxury active lifestyle brand with fitness apparel and accessories that empowers others to “cultivate the warrior within.” The line is founded and designed by Gail Warrior, an entrepreneur, nationally recognized speaker, philanthropist, lifelong fitness enthusiast and loving mother. Her successful professional career has allowed her to focus on her other passions, fitness and motivating others to achieve their own personal greatness. Through Warrior Elements, Gail shares the Warrior spirit to women embarking on their lifelong journey of healthy living and wellness. For more information, visit www.warrior-elements.com.

About Warrior Construction                                                                                                                        

Warrior Construction, based in DeSoto, Texas is a premier commercial construction contractor and a leader in the use of the PMC construction method (permanent modular construction) to deliver high quality, sustainable buildings on an accelerated construction schedule. The 14-year old company is one of the largest minority- and woman-owned general contractors in the U.S. with more than four million square feet of successfully completed projects in the last four years alone and with an impressive roster of private and public sector clients across the United States. Warrior is dedicated to building long-term customer relationships by continually surpassing expectations and providing superior customer service. www.warriorconstruction.com.

About PeopleFund

Peoplefund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1994. It is a U.S. Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and SBA certified lender. PeopleFund provides business loans up to $350,000 to Texas businesses that do not qualify for bank loans. It also provides client business assistance and education. The target market is minority, women, and veteran business owners and those residing in low to moderate income census tracts.  Over 40% of current loans are to startups and non-profit organizations. Through access to capital and educational opportunities, PeopleFund creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people to build healthy small businesses. www.peoplefund.org.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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