Women of Color Connecting Summit

& Benefit Celebration 2020 Highlights

WOCCON 2020 Agenda

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

Welcome to the WOCCON Family

Keynote - The Rocky Road to Success

Adenah Boyah

Topic: Unpacking Privilege

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

Beatrice Sibblies | Dr. Ginny Baro | Francilia Wilkins Rahim | Karen Rios

Fireside Chat - Getting to an Exit

Janelle Benjamin | Lorine Pendleton

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

William Krais | Mitch Cahn | Doug Zacker

Lunch 

  • Building an Inclusive Innovation Economy in New Jersey

       Tim Sullivan

  • Success Circles Presentations 

        Adrienne Fudge | Dr. Alissa Gardenhire | Kimberly Gray | Iyasokoya Karade

  • Hackonomy

       Bonin Bough

  • It's time to change business as usual

       Jill Johnson

  •  Women of Color Connecting 2019 Highlights

 

Break-out Sessions

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

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

       Dr. Ginny Baro

  • Diversifying Capital Access

       Peggy Wallace | Barbara Clarke | Seble Tareke-Williams

       Lorine Pendelton | Olivia Owens | Kathleen Coviello

  • Creating an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem

       Hester Agudosi | Cynthia Medina Carson | Tai Cooper | Betty Ng

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

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

Host Committee: 

Reginald Canal | Michael Lear | Tom Reynolds | Chris Sabin| James Simmons | Seble Tareke-Williams

Patrick Terborg | Monique Ware 

Dinner & Program

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

  • Awards & Recognitions

 

Dessert

Meet Our Speakers

Bonin Bough

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Marketing Guru, Investor, Author

Janelle Benjamin

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Entrepreneur and investor with successful raise and exit

Karen Rios

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Co-founder & CEO,  Lifesaver, Inc

(Barclays Techstars `19)

Tim Sullivan

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CEO, New Jersey Economic Development Authority

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“I enjoyed the professionalism and vibrancy of the Summit attendees.  The busy we take for granted every day are the movement of entrepreneurs.”

—  Jacqueline Allen

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