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

Who Attended?

  • 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 Overview

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

Summit Highlights

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Photo- Success Models of Change_Nicole Cober -March 10

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Photo -Success Models-Marnie LaVigne March 10
Photo -Success Models-Marnie LaVigne March 10

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Insights and Perspectives Jill and Melissa Bradley Photo
Insights and Perspectives Jill and Melissa Bradley Photo

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Photo- Success Models of Change_Nicole Cober -March 10

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Words From Our Speakers

WOCCON 2022 Gems - Tessa Flippin
WOCCON 2022 Gems - Tessa Flippin

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WOCCON 2022 Gems - Nicola Corzine
WOCCON 2022 Gems - Nicola Corzine

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Gem - Cheryl Contee 2

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WOCCON 2022 Gems - Tessa Flippin
WOCCON 2022 Gems - Tessa Flippin

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Meet Our WOCCON 2022 Sponsors

Champion Sponsor

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Friend Sponsors

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Meet Our WOCCON 2022 Supporting Organizations

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Meet Our WOCCON 2022 Media Sponsor

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TESTIMONIALS

LESSONS LEARNED

"The virtual event was one of the most outstanding virtual events I've attended. The event flow, conversation, and communication was excellent."