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Zingtrain WOCCON
Leadership Fellowship

June 3, 2024 - June 4, 2024

 Apply by Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 12:00 pm ET 

Apply to this world-class entrepreneurial leadership opportunity. Spend two days learning, getting inspired and discovering how you can create and nurture the organizational culture you want!


Get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Zingerman’s businesses. Discover the processes for partnership and governance, their approach to learning and creativity, their globally-recognized unique model of growth called the 12 Natural Laws of Business.

About The Experience

Who is eligible for this opportunity:

  1. Woman of color entrepreneur with a B to C business

  2. At least two employees

  3. Three years in business

What you'll learn: 

  1. The in’s-and-out’s of Zingerman’s business model, including how it might be relevant to your organization.

  2. A variety of new tools and techniques to apply the “12 Natural Laws of Business” in your organization.

  3. Interact with Zingerman’s employees and partners to learn more about how we walk the talk.


What's included in the fellowship:

  1. Paid airfare to and from your home to the training site. (Up to $1,000 value)

  2. Paid registration to the Zingtrain experience. ($1,500 value)

  3. Tour Zingerman's Deli, Zingerman's Bakehouse, and other businesses on Zingerman's Southside for a behind-the-scenes peek of how things are done. 

  4. Eat delicious breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and treats made especially for you by several Zingerman’s businesses. Attendees rarely leave hungry.


If this sounds beneficial to you, fill out the application to be considered for one of our three available seats.

All applications are due Thursday, April 18, 2024, by 12:00 pm ET.

Benefits of Zingtrain

Women of Color face the steepest access to capital to launch their businesses so they need assistance in many forms including the reality that they can't often afford the best professional development resources. Research shows that Women of Color are highly entrepreneurial; with access to capital, allyship and training, they are launching successful businesses all over the US.

 We have partnered with Zingtrain in Ann Arbor to share their innovative curriculum with Women of Color entrepreneurs.  We have attended this training and was blown away by the ideas and resources presented there, all of it built on the success of Zingerman’s, which started in the 80’s as a sandwich shop and has grown to seventeen businesses with $65M in annual revenue.  Learn more about Zingerman’s here.

  • Customer Service

  • Leadership Development

  • Visioning 

  • Open Book Management

  • Training

All applications are due Thursday, April 18, 2024, by 12:00 pm ET.

Does It Work?

  “Zingtrain helped me gain a better understanding of how to empower my team and foster an environment where everyone understands how their individual work and attitude impacts the business's growth.  It gave me tools to make the work environment more fun for the team. I honestly believe that any leader who understands that their employees are their first customers would benefit from attending courses at Zingtrain.“ 

      - Adrienne Fudge, CEO, 40 Dreams Catering

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