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Join the movement to change business as usual.
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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.
Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott Hotel
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Women of Color entrepreneurs who want to grow, scale and exit
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
Expand your network
Cultivate a pipeline of diverse investors
Engage with diverse entrepreneurs as investment prospects
Diversity & Inclusion Advocates and Change Agents
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
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.
Benefit Celebration | 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Michael Lear | Tom Reynolds | Chris Sabin| James Simmons | Seble Tareke-Williams | Patrick Terberg | Monique Ware
Fireside Chat: Win-Win Relationships that Drive Inclusion
Awards & Recognitions
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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.