IFEL Welcomes Lynn Loacker to its Women of Color Connecting Leadership Council


The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership Welcomes Lynn J. Loacker of Davis Wright Tremaine to the Women of Color Connecting Leadership Council

Women of Color Connecting Leverages the Power of Relationship Capital to Help More Women of Color Entrepreneurs Grow, Scale and Build Wealth through Entrepreneurship

Newark, NJ, August 9, 2021 — The Institute For Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL)

announced today that Lynn Loacker, a partner with the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, New York, has joined the Women Of Color Connecting (WOCCON) Leadership Council. Women of Color Connecting is an IFEL initiative focused on leveraging the power of relationship capital to help more women of color entrepreneurs grow, scale, and create wealth through entrepreneurship. The role of the WOCCON Leadership Council is to amplify the voice of women of color entrepreneurs and the work that WOCCON is doing to support them. Members of the WOCCON Leadership Council are active allies and champions who use their resources and relationships toward the visionary goal of creating $1 billion in new wealth through the success of women of color entrepreneurs. “Lynn Loacker walks the walk as an ally and champion for women of color entrepreneurs and investors. She is constantly opening doors to create opportunities for women, especially those that have been historically excluded from the entrepreneurial ecosystem,” says IFEL CEO Jill Johnson. “We are honored to call Lynn a friend of the organization and we look forward to continued collaboration with Project W to help more women of color entrepreneurs move forward faster through their journeys.” The Partner-In-Charge at the New York offices of Davis Wright Tremaine and Chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Loacker is most passionate about helping women entrepreneurs to build successful and impactful companies and networks of influence. As the founder of Project W, she is a trailblazer and powerful presence affirming Davis Wright Tremaine’s commitment to women entrepreneurs. Loacker was instrumental in building a network of over 2,000 founders, investors and executives. The network is supported by allies in the investment community and among the many like-minded organizations that Project W partners with. A staunch advocate for the advancement of women throughout her career, she is very focused on closing the gender gap in the corporate world, increasing funding for women-led businesses, and electing more women to corporate Boards of Directors. Loacker is also the founder of Women Entrepreneurs Bootcamp (WEB), an annual forum which selects an elite group of female entrepreneurs from around the country for an immersive day-long interactive learning experience with investors, business executives and industry experts. The goal is to help founders convert great ideas into economic results. Loacker stated, “Women of color are starting new businesses at a faster rate than any other demographic, with the potential to inject billions of dollars into the economy. But they face more barriers than most entrepreneurs. Through its unique Success Circles model and other highly curated programming, Women of Color Connecting is empowering women of color entrepreneurs to break down those barriers and achieve success. I am thrilled to be part of this critical mission.” Loacker graduated from Stanford University and obtained her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is admitted to practice in the states of New York and Washington.