Success Circles Entrepreneurs

A Small Business Capacity Building Program Powered by the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership


What it means to have a Success Circle

"Success Circles has been absolutely phenomenal. The group of mentors Jill and her team have assembled for Swivel, from branding experts to fundraising pros and PR gurus have been transformational for our business.


When you're working with a small budget, one of the biggest hurdles startups can face is access to the right advisors to help you grow in critical areas. Success Circles has filled that gap for us. We feel honored to be part of this program and can already see the impact it's having on our business." 

Jihan Thompson, Swivel Beauty

“A great opportunity to connect with mentors and experienced entrepreneurs about cultivating successful business practices.”

Kimberly Gray, Uvii

 "Being an entrepreneur means you have to wear many hats. Having a Success Circle lessens the burden of trying to be an expert in every area. 


It not only provides me with additional resources, but it also allows me to apply my expertise in the areas where I am well versed. In fact, it gives me the mental space to be relaxed and effective in my business and personally." 

Adrienne Fudge, 40 Dreams Catering 

 "Being a part of the Success Circles program has truly impacted our early-stage startup. After our first pitch, we connected with the Managing Director of Goldenseeds who gave us transformative, valuable guidance on pitching, refining our business model, and learning investor lingo.


In addition, we connected with HR and Sales Advisors who came in and supported our team in scaling and making sure our due diligence was prepped for a successful future. Being in this program has led to tremendous growth and development for our company". 

Tiasia O'Brien, Seam Social Labs

Meet the Entrepreneurs

These entrepreneurs were selected through a competitive process to receive volunteer capacity-building support and implementation resources

Ready to help change business as usual?

Become a Success Circles volunteer.

Are you a Women of Color entrepreneur who needs help building the capacity to grow, scale and exit?  

Apply to pitch at a future Success Circles Event!

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