WOCCON 2022 Highlights
Virtual Summit | March 8-10, 2022
Bringing together women of color entrepreneurs and the allies, champions, and investors who want to support them.
WOCCON 2022 Insights Video
Women of Color entrepreneurs with demonstrated traction and a scalable trajectory
Angel and VC Investors looking for opportunities
DEI allies who want to become change agents
Advocates for women of color ready to make a difference
Summit Agenda Daily Themes
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Explored the unique challenges that Women of Color face trying to launch, grow and scale a business. We will discuss issues related to unconscious bias, relationship capital, fundraising, and being "seen" within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Sessions are designed for investors, allies, and policymakers who need to deepen their understanding of the problems with the system that continue to keep women of color entrepreneurs locked out.
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Despite all the dollars being committed to support historically excluded entrepreneurs, the reality is that it barely moves the needle with respect to the bigger picture of capital access for those who struggle to get it. The discussion addressed why grants to businesses do not solve the problem and may be unintentionally exacerbating the biases that have led to capital segregation. Networking sessions were included enabling guests to connect to help break down barriers so we can build more bridges.
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Explored the role of the Investor Community, Institutions, and Champions & Allies as change agents. In addition, thought leaders who are changing the game shared new ideas about capital access.
How is WOCCON Different?
We shine a spotlight on the real issues that women of color business owners face
We provide a safe space for authentic conversations and honest dialogue
We facilitate organic relationship development that can lead to mutual benefit
This event brings together the positive energy needed to propel a movement
You will leave with an opportunity to be the change that you say that you want to see
We will provide opportunities over the next year to get involved and share your work
Words From Our Speakers
Meet Our WOCCON 2022 Supporting Organizations
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