Join the Movement

From 2014 to 2019, the average revenue for women-of-color-owned businesses shrank, with the exception of Asian women-owned businesses. The disparity has an enormous effect on the U.S. economy. Four million new jobs and $981 million in revenues would be added if average revenue of minority women-owned matched that of white women-owned businesses.

The 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report | Prepared for American Express by Ventureneer with the support of CoreWoman.  Read the full report >>

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.

 

Apply for Success Circles

We are looking for 10 amazing entrepreneurs who want to be positioned for an exit in the next five years who are also Women of Color.

Register for WOCCON 2021

March 11, 18, 25, 2021

Here's what people had to say about WOCCON 2020:

“I enjoyed meeting other like-minded people who were open and willing to connect."

“It's important to surround yourself with other entrepreneurs. I walked from the event feeling inspired and re-energized."

“I learned quite a bit about investing from the angel groups and potentially got a good lead for one of my clients.”

"We were able to mix and mingle with so many entrepreneurs and funders.”

Thank you to our Benefit Celebration Host Committee:

Reginald Canal | Michael Lear | Tom Reynolds | Chris Sabin| James Simmons | Seble Tareke-Williams | Patrick Terborg | Monique Ware 

Share Your Expertise

Just because you aren't an angel or VC investor doesn't mean you can't help us 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.  

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. 

Thank You to Our Launch Supporters

Our vision for this movement is bold and ambitious, We appreciate our supporters who understand the need to change the narrative for Women of Color entrepreneurs. Let's change the way we do business. 

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Women of Color Connecting Leadership Council

Toyin Ajayi

Jacqueline Allen

Janelle Benjamin

Bonnie Carter

Majora Carter

Tara Carter

Jacalyn Champion

Cynthia Crossley

Nana Duncan

Bruce Eckfeldt

Stephanie Fowler

Twyla Garrett

Annie Godfrey

Jeff Hamer

Deborah Jackson

Jan Johnson

Kay Lucas

Kristin McDonough

Clarence McGann

Vishal Muni

Gina Nisbeth

Avis Yates Rivers

Gillian Sargeant-Allen

Lynn Selassie

Monica Slater Stokes

Seble Tareke-Williams

Peggy Wallace

Sandi Webster

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