Changing Business As Usual
Capital constraint remains a defining problem for the majority of Women of Color entrepreneurs. Our work centers on eradicating this issue from a different angle. We are engaging the vast IFEL network to increase access to expertise, relationships, and capital get to more women of color on the grow-scale-exit trajectory.
We introduce people whose paths would not likely cross.
We create safe spaces to engage in honest diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) conversations.
We provide opportunities
Creating Opportunities for Allies to Act
A live virtual convening that brings together entrepreneurs, allies, and thought leaders to explore ways to help women of color advance on the grow-scale-exit trajectory.
Creating Conscious Collisions National Road Show
These invitation-only gatherings are designed to create connections for allies, investors, and champions looking to support amazing entrepreneurs and founders who women of color.
Increasing Capacity through Our
Innovative Success Circles Framework
Women of Color are starting businesses at higher rates than other demographic groups, yet they get less capital, have fewer successful exits, and produce less income for owners. It's time for this to change.
Access to capital is a legacy challenge rooted in a history of exclusion. While there have been innovative capital solutions in recent years, capital constraint remains a defining problem for the majority of Women of Color entrepreneurs.
We are working to eradicate this problem from a different angle–to create systemic change. We or working to inspire allies and experts to help fill knowledge gaps,. We can roll up our sleeves to help get things done, and we can consciously create the connections that open doors to opportunity.
Let's not just talk about wanting to help; let's be the help that Women of Color entrepreneurs need to succeed. It's time to change the way we do business together.
Be An Agent of Change
It’s not the overtly racist or bigoted people who openly seek to oppress others that are the biggest problem. Polite society finds them and over time roots them out. It’s the well-intentioned people who say that they care about diversity and inclusion, fairness, equity, and equality but who are not active in and mindful about changing “business as usual” who are the real problem. Those who talk about the right thing yet do little to effect change. Those who allow the wrong thing to continue to happen. We all know that the status quo isn't good enough. What are we going to do to change it?
Join us to create a new paradigm. Join us to share your insights. Join us to be part of the change we need to help more Women of Color entrepreneurs succeed.
Help address the access to capital challenge experienced by so many Women of Color entrepreneurs. Using your professional skills, you can help a Woman of Color entrepreneur grow, scale and get to the next level.
Women of Color Connecting Leadership Council
Avis Yates Rivers
Monica Slater Stokes
Donate to Support the Mission
Women of Color Connecting builds a bridge between Women of Color entrepreneurs and those in positions to open doors. We call on our allies in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to stand with us and more importantly to stand in for us. Together we can make a difference.