Success Circles Selection Event
A Small Business Capacity Building Program Powered by the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Three (3)entrepreneurs were selected to receive volunteer capacity building support and implementation resources
June 13, 2019
Google, 111 8th Avenue, NY, NY
Women of Color entrepreneurs who want to grow, scale and exit
Investors seeking diverse investment opportunities
Business professionals who want to use their skills to change lives #ChangeBusinessAsUsual
Making it as a Tech Founder
Who Happens to be a Woman of Color
Success Circles Pitch Presentations
Networking | Audience Voting
Featuring a Conscious Collisions Conversation:
Making It As A Tech Founder Who Happens To Be A Woman of Color
Meet The Panelists
"Thank you for giving me the opportunity to present my startup to the WOCCON Success Circles Selection event. I enjoyed meeting you and the rest of the community.
As I've expressed in person, the experience was incredibly impactful. I am inspired by what you have created knowing the difference you have made in my journey."
Kistein Monkhouse, Patient Orator
"Thank you again for such a great event yesterday! We're thrilled that Swivel be part of the Success Circles. What you've created is so important and I can't wait to take part."
Jihan Thompson, Swivel Beauty
"I am so grateful for you choosing me and Uvii to present and be a part of this amazing opportunity. I promise you we will make this happen."
Kimberly Gray, Uvii
"Being a partner for my first Google Event along with such powerful female allies was a dream come true. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for including me in this amazing vision and mission. WOCCON was simply WOW! The attendees raved, my special guests were overjoyed, and the overall ambiance was full of positivity, enrichment, and light...On behalf of WIFS-NYC, we thank you..."
Desiree Kinney, CEO & Founder, The Business Matchmaker
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.
CEO/Small Business Champion