Metashar Began Training Young Women

October 19, 1989

In 1989, Mrs. Metashar Bankhead Dillon began training young women to get ready for college by preparing them with life skills training and providing them for much needed financial relief for tuition burdens. The first vehicle she used to do so was through the Miss Black Connecticut Scholarship Pageant, which…

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KIEDC Began

October 19, 2001

Over the years, funding for the pageants became less available when the economy turned for the worse, but that did not stop Mrs. Dillon. She believed that giving to those in need was a big part of providing service to the community. She has built strong relationships in the community…

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KIEDC Continues To Grow

October 19, 2017

In alignment with that vision, KIEDC is partnered with another organization that Mrs. Dillon founded, the Women’s Global Entrepreneur Competition and World Conference (WGEC). WGEC participants with business ideas in the areas of technology, innovation, or green renewable energy (TIGRE) will go through an on line self-development program where they…

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