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Join the movement to change business as usual.

Register today to claim your seat at the table.  

The Women of Color Connecting Summit & Celebration is not just for Women of Color. It is an annual convening that brings together like-minded people who value diversity and inclusion to gain insights about the unique challenges that Women of Color entrepreneurs face.  WOCCON provides a safe space for meaningful discussion about solutions and a fertile environment for seeding authentic relationships. We come together to listen, learn, and take action. We invite you to join us in this movement to #ChangeBusinessAsUsual. The day culminates with a benefit celebration to recognize agents of change who have been intentional and unequivocal in their actions to make a difference for Women of Color Entrepreneurs — #InclusionMustBeIntentional. WOCCON 2020 will be held on February 13, 2020, at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott Hotel in Newark, NJ. 

Why Attend?

  • Engage in real talk about diversity, inclusion, and equity

  • Diversify your network

  • Become an agent of change

  • Learn how you can help more Women of Color Entrepreneurs succeed!

Women of Color Connecting
Summit & Celebration
Be the change. Make a difference.


Women of Color entrepreneurs who want to grow, scale and exit

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Get curated, intentional introductions

Meet prospective clients and investors who are excited to meet you and want to develop a relationship

Connect to resources to strengthen the business core and foundation

Aspiring and Active Angel Investors 

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Expand your network

Cultivate a pipeline of diverse investors 

Engage with diverse entrepreneurs as investment prospects

Diversity & Inclusion Advocates and Change Agents

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Meet people who don't look like you

Share your insights and be part of the conversation to change business as usual for Women of Color entrepreneurs

Identify meaningful opportunities to volunteer your expertise

Overview of the Day

Subject to change

Summit | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Breakfast / Networking / Morning Meditation 


Welcome to the WOCCON Family

Keynote - The Rocky Road to Success

Topic: Unpacking Privilege

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

Panel - Developing A Change Agent Mindset: A Conversation with 4 White Guys



  •  Success Circles Presentations 

  •  Women of Color Connecting 2019 HIghlights


Break-out Sessions

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

  • Existing and aspiring angel investors - Discuss investing and wealth-building strategies

  • Entrepreneurs - Meet angel investors and learn how to grow your "next level" network 

  • Diversity & Inclusion Advocates - Learn about a new model for fostering authentic inclusion

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

Enjoy engaging conversation in a casual environment to get to know people who move in different circles. Continue the conversations from the Summit, make professional connections and find common ground for building new relationships. 

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


  • Fireside Chat: Win-Win Relationships that Drive Inclusion

  • Awards & Recognitions



Overviw of the day
Who should attend

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Summit + Celebration


All tickets include the VIP cocktail reception and FREE onsite parking. 


*The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. A portion of your ticket price is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Consult your tax advisor.

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

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