WOCCON 2021

Virtual Summit | March 11-25,2021

Bringing together women of color entrepreneurs and the allies, champions, and investors who want to support them.

Summit & Benefit Celebration Highlights

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Thank you to our sponsors for supporting WOCCON 2021:

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Who Attended?

  • 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

Summit Overview

Summit Agenda

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 3:00 - 6:30 p.m. EST

Theme: Connecting Entrepreneurs and Allies

 

In this session, we talked about the unique journey of Women of Color entrepreneurs and what allyship is really all about. Attendees had the opportunity to select small group sessions to get to know amazing entrepreneurs in a more personal way. 

Bonus Content for Entrepreneurs: Golden Seeds Office Hours

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 3:00 - 6:30 p.m. EST

Theme: Getting Capital to Women of Color Founders and Entrepreneurs

This has been a fruitful discussion about the unique barriers that Women of Color entrepreneurs face with respect to access to capital and why who's writing the checks matters. Attendees also had the 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 

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. Now, we've put our collective energy and resources into identifying solutions and acting with intention. We explored the role of the Investor Community, Institutions, and Champions & Allies as change agents and had 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

 

We enjoyed the virtual cocktail reception and celebration honoring amazing women of color entrepreneurs and the allies, champions, and investors who support them. We also had catching up with friends and met 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."

Words From Our Speakers

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TESTIMONIALS

LESSONS LEARNED

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