• Makiel Cepeda

Bella Magazine Lists Jill Johnson As One of The Bosses They Admire.


Renowned magazine Bella Magazine lists IFEL's CEO Jill Johnson as one of the "Bella Bosses We Admire." Ms. Johnson discusses her business, and what drives her to new heights.


She states," The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership is a nonprofit organization focused on eradicating systemic level barriers to entrepreneurial success experienced by historically marginalized populations. We operate three primary programs. Through our Women of Color Connecting movement and the Success Circles business model, we connect amazing women of color entrepreneurs with the allies, champions, and investors who can open the doors that enable success to be possible. The Making of Black Angels campaign is driving diversity and inclusion in the angel investing sector. We believe this will lead to more black entrepreneurs receiving angel capital."


She vows to keep herself immersed in the community that she serves to effectively communicate unique barriers and issues faced by minority small business owners. Click this link for the full article.


The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL), 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 opportunity 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. Learn more here.



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