by: Misha Rodriguez, Manager of Communications
In partnership with Mom Your Business and Zenith Wealth Partners, WOMEN’S WAY launched the Raise Round Up Pitch competition in 2021 to showcase and invest in Philadelphia’s ecosystem of women of color owned businesses. In a new blog series, we followed up with the finalists from the competition to share their story, connect you with their businesses, and amplify what they want you to know about investing in women of color and equalizing entrepreneurship. For the first blog in this series, we are highlighting Chrissy Watts, founder of Philly Experiences.
Chrissy Watts is a natural storyteller. As the founder of Philly Experiences, she seamlessly weaves her own personal stories into fun, unique ways to get to know Philadelphia: “This is my experience in Philly…you take away from it how it connects to your life.”
The tours and events Chrissy offers through Philly Experiences are grounded in her heritage’s rich tradition of storytelling and commitment to community. Leading with these values, she strives to be at the forefront of ethical, sustainable, and community centered experiences that immerse, entertain, and educate locals and visitors on local culture while promoting foot traffic to Black businesses. Philly Experiences are entirely authentic to Chrissy’s own experience living in Philadelphia and range from Black Mural Tours to Trap Bar Crawls to Wellness Themed Experiences.