Our Programs

Women of Color Connecting leverages the power of relationship capital.

Because capital constraint remains a defining problem for the majority of Women of Color entrepreneurs, we are attacking this problem from a different angle. We are engaging the vast IFEL network to use their expertise and relationships to get more women of color on the grow-scale-exit trajectory to building wealth through entrepreneurship.

The Making of Black Angels is a movement to increase the number of black angel investors.

We believe that diversity and inclusion efforts designed to increase the number of black people involved in angel investing will lead to more black entrepreneurs receiving angel capital...often the first step in getting on the trajectory to venture capital.

Use your professional expertise to help save small businesses.

The majority of small businesses are ill-equipped to sustain through a crisis the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many business owners feel helpless and hopeless. These feelings are especially acute among black and Hispanic entrepreneurs that were already struggling before this crisis. Carve out a few hours to use your professional skills to support businesses impacted by COVID-19.

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Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership

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