Who Should Attend?
Women of Color entrepreneurs with demonstrated traction and a scalable trajectory
Champions and allies who are willing to open doors for Women of Color entrepreneurs
Investors interested in opportunities presented by Women of Color-led companies
Business professionals interested in contributing expertise to Women of Color entrepreneurs
Venture capital/private equity investors who want to build an inclusive network
Women of Color Connecting
Summit & Celebration
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WOCCON 2021 Agenda
Subject to change
Attend one session, attend one day, attend everything...it's up to you. Register and attend what interests you.
Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 3:00 - 6:30 p.m. EST
Theme: Connecting Entrepreneurs and Allies
We'll talk about the unique journey of Women of Color entrepreneurs and what allyship is really all about. You'll have an opportunity to select small group sessions to get to know our amazing entrepreneurs in a more personal way.
Bonus Content for Entrepreneurs: Golden Seeds Office Hours (registration required)
Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 3:00 - 6:30 p.m. EST
Theme: Getting Capital to Women of Color Founders and Entrepreneurs
We'll talk about the unique barriers that Women of Color entrepreneurs face with respect to access to capital and why who's writing the checks matters. You'll have an opportunity to select small group sessions to get to know some fund managers who are providing unique solutions to get more funding to diverse founders and entrepreneurs.
Bonus Content for Investors: Entrepreneur Showcase (accredited investor status required)
Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. EST
Theme: Creating $1B in New Wealth Through Women of Color Entrepreneurs
We have been talking about the problems long enough. It's time to put our collective energy and resources into identifying solutions and acting with intention. We'll explore the role of the Investor Community, Institutions, and Champions & Allies as change agents. You'll have an opportunity to select small group sessions to discuss what the next steps need to be to create $1 billion in new wealth through women of color entrepreneurs to demonstrate that change is possible.
Benefit Celebration Agenda
Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST
Join us for a virtual cocktail reception and celebration honoring amazing women of color entrepreneurs and the allies, champions, and investors who support them. Catch up with friends and meet new people, all while supporting this movement to create a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem in which women of color can realize their full potential.
What Makes WOCCON Different
"Great job at addressing a challenging subject matter and encouraging participants to be open in addressing the real issues."
"This was not just a talk, but a more hands-on and mingling event which was much more productive."
"There was a good mix of people in the room. Not only were there so many connections to be made, but the quality, energy, and determination of everyone in the room propelled me to make the connections."
"An environment that encouraged open conversation about difficult issues and connecting deeply with each other!"
"It was great for connecting with angel investors, many of whom I had met before, but needed to reconnect with."
"The substance of this program was really good and I was impressed with how it was organized...it was the best presentation that I have attended in a while."