WE'RE EMPOWERING WOMEN
with our WE 360° program
This multi-week program, offered at no charge to participants, is specifically designed to help women of color overcome barriers in entrepreneurship.
What barriers? To start with, Black women entrepreneurs receive less than 1% of venture capital, are three times more likely to be denied loans, and receive lower loan amounts even when approved. Of 17% of new businesses begun by Black women, only 3% go on to become mature businesses. Yet the desire is there: Black women-owned businesses are up by nearly 30% compared to pre-pandemic levels. (Data courtesy of Black Women in Food)
If you are a woman entrepreneur of color, please consider volunteering to speak to our WE 360° participants as a commencement speaker! Contact CJ, our women's and youth programs director.
Sponsor an individual woman entrepreneur of color to attend this workshop series! Click here.
Organizations, sponsor this program! Contact LaVanda, our executive director.
Whether you’d like to start, grow, or sustain a business, you’ll come away from this multi-week virtual series with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to do it!
Currently held via Zoom, space in each workshop series is limited to 10 women to enable personal attention and high-quality interaction.