Updated: Feb 26, 2021
IFEL CEO Jill Johnson was named to the NJBIZ 2021 Power 100 List, an annual compilation of the most powerful business and industry leaders in the state of New Jersey. A small business champion and advocate for more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems, Johnson was recognized for her vision, innovative programming, expertise on economic development, and her dedication to minority-owned enterprises struggling through COVID-19. A link to NJBIZ 2021 Power 100 List Power 100: A – M and https://njbiz.com/power-100-m-2/
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.
Our three programmatic areas are as follows:
Relationship Capital Connections | Learn more at Women of Color Connecting
Investor Inclusion | Learn more at The Making of Black Angels
Community-Building Small Business Initiatives | Learn more at Small Businesses Need Us