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Special Rate for Friends & Family

***Use code: FF2020 to get 30% Off *** 

Join the movement to change business as usual.

Register today to claim your seat at the table. 

Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott Hotel

Newark, NJ

Why Attend?

  • Engage in real talk about diversity, inclusion, and equity

  • Diversify your network

  • Become an agent of change

  • Learn how you can help more Women of Color Entrepreneurs succeed!

Women of Color Connecting
Summit & Celebration
Be the change. Make a difference.



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

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Get curated, intentional introductions

Meet prospective clients and investors who are excited to meet you and want to develop a relationship

Connect to resources to strengthen the business core and foundation

Aspiring and Active Angel Investors 

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Expand your network

Cultivate a pipeline of diverse investors 

Engage with diverse entrepreneurs as investment prospects

Diversity & Inclusion Advocates and Change Agents

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Meet people who don't look like you

Share your insights and be part of the conversation to change business as usual for Women of Color entrepreneurs

Identify meaningful opportunities to volunteer your expertise

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Who should attend

WOCCON 2020 Agenda

Subject to change

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Pre-Summit Training | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Introduction to Angel Investing

In this 3-hour session, we will cover:

  • ​Overview of angel investing

  • Who qualifies as an angel investor

  • How to begin your path to making investments

  • Finding the right angel group fit


You will also have an opportunity to hear from and meet local angel investors. Dinner is included.



Thursday, February 13, 2020

Summit | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Breakfast / Networking / Morning Meditation 

Welcome to the WOCCON Family

Keynote - The Rocky Road to Success

Topic: Unpacking Privilege

Panel - Stepping Into Her Shoes: Insights from Women of Color Entrepreneurs

Panel - Developing A Change Agent Mindset: A Conversation with 4 White Guys



  •  Success Circles Presentations 

  •  Women of Color Connecting 2019 HIghlights


Break-out Sessions

Topic: Removing the barriers to the grow-scale-exit trajectory

  • Entrepreneurs - Grow Your Value and Up-level your Mindset to Create Wealth from Your Business 

  • Existing and aspiring angel investors - Discuss investing and wealth-building strategies

  • Diversity & Inclusion Advocates - Learn about a new model for fostering authentic inclusion

Cocktails | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy engaging conversation in a casual environment to get to know people who move in different circles. Continue the conversations from the Summit, make professional connections and find common ground for building new relationships. 

Benefit Celebration | 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Host Committee: 

Michael Lear | Tom Reynolds | Chris Sabin| James Simmons | Seble Tareke-Williams | Patrick Terberg | Monique Ware 

Dinner & Program

  • Fireside Chat: Win-Win Relationships that Drive Entrepreneurial Inclusion

  • Awards & Recognitions



Get your tickets today!

***Use code: FF2020 to get 30% Off *** 

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***Use code: FF2020 to get 30% Off *** 



F&F Rate: $175

Fair market value $123



F&F Rate: $210

Fair market value $103

Summit + Celebration


F&F Rate: $280

Fair market value $194

  Add Introduction to Angel Investing to your registration during check-out  

All tickets include the VIP cocktail reception and FREE onsite parking. 


*The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. A portion of your ticket price is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Consult your tax advisor.

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Need to stay overnight?

Relax and book a room at the Marriott.

Special room rate of $129/night for WOCCON 2020 guests.



"To hear insights from others in various fields confirms the need to identify and address various barriers in overcoming unconscious biases."

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