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Virtual WOCCON 2022 Summit:

March 8 - 10, 2022 


Live Entrepreneur Showcase & Celebration:

March 30 - April 1, 2022

Bringing together women of color entrepreneurs and the allies, champions, and investors who want to support them.



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About Us

The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL), a 501(c)(3) founded in 2002, is an independent, not‐for‐profit organization that supports economic development through entrepreneurship. We are experts in creating and implementing small business programming in support of larger economic development objectives. We envision a future with inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems in which people from historically marginalized populations have equal opportunities for success. In pursuit of this vision, our mission is to eradicate the systemic barriers that prevent people of color from being able to access the knowledge, networks, and capital required for entrepreneurial success and wealth creation.

Our three programmatic areas are as follows:

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