Success Circles Selection Event

A Small Business Capacity Building Program Powered by the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Join us to select the next Success Circles winners!

Three (3)entrepreneurs will be selected to receive volunteer capacity building support and implementation resources

June 13, 2019 | Google, 111 8th Avenue, NY, NY 

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Women of Color entrepreneurs who want to grow, scale and exit


Meet like-minded entrepreneurs to grow your support community.

Meet members from the angel investor community who are excited to meet you and want to develop a relationship

Learn more about the Success Circles program and how you can win a Success Circle to help you grow your business!

Investors seeking diverse investment opportunities


Expand your network of diverse relationships

Hear the "insider" perspective and gain insights into the real challenges and issues faced by Women of Color entrepreneurs

Learn new strategies for cultivating a pipeline of diverse investment prospects

Business professionals who want to use their skills to change lives #ChangeBusinessAsUsual

Expand your network of relationships with entrepreneurs and other professionals

Use your every day skills to help us drive greater inclusion within the entrepreneurial ecosystem

Volunteer your expertise to make a difference in the world

Event Agenda

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. | Program 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Featured Conversation:
Making it as a Tech Founder
Who Happens to be a Woman of Color

Success Circles Pitch Presentations 

Networking | Audience Voting

Winner Announcements



A Conscious Collisions Conversation: 

Making It As A Tech Founder Who Happens To Be A Woman of Color 

Meet The Panelists

Darlene Gillard

  • Darlene Gillard

Director of Community; Founding Team Member at digitalundivided

Kobi Wu

  • Kobi Wu

Founder and CEO at VisuWall Technologies

Tara Carter

  • Tara Carter

COO + Partner at Tangelo, Partner at Backstage Capital

Success Circles Presenters:

Meet the Founders

Richa Agarwal

Global Shokunin

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Kimberly Gray


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Chaneil Imhoff

Packed Grocery Delivery

  • Instagram

Kistein Monkhouse

Patient Orator

  • Instagram

Tiasia O'Brien

Seam Social Labs

  • Instagram

Derrick Reyes

Queerly Health

  • Instagram

Jihan Thompson


  • Instagram

Space is Limited. Reserve Your Seat.

June 13, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Google, 111 8th Avenue, NY, NY 

Enter near the corner of 15th Street

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This event is presented by: 
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In collaboration with:
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We're calling on business professionals
to volunteer your expertise.

This is your opportunity to help change business as usual

Women of Color are starting businesses at higher rates than anyone else, yet we 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 with roots deep in our American history. While there have been innovative capital solutions in recent years, capital constraint remains a defining problem for the majority of Women of Color entrepreneurs. It's time we attack this problem from a different angle. We can share our expertise to help fill knowledge gaps, we can roll up our sleeves to help get things done, 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.

Jill Johnson

CEO/Small Business Champion

Are you a Women of Color entrepreneur who needs help building the capacity to grow, scale and exit?  

Apply to pitch at a future Success Circles Event!

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