VIRTUAL SUMMIT

SEPTEMBER 26, 2020

POWERED BY: AVANT-GARDE NETWORK

WOMEN OF COLOR

& CAPITAL™

Women of color and capital™ 

Women of Color and Capital is where diverse women entrepreneurs & professionals come together to learn about money, finance, capital and investing from a 360 degree lens. 

This initiative is focused on the success of women of color as it relates to financial resources and opportunities. The four pillars of this initiative are wealth building through financial freedom fundamentals and advisors, investing, capital for businesses (seed, growth and late stage) and learning how to become investors and investment managers.

JOIN US FOR THE VIRTUAL SUMMIT!

WOMEN OF COLOR AND CAPITAL

In 2019, 500+ women joined us for the Women of Color and Capital Conference (WCC)! We brought you informative content rich sessions and 40+ speakers!
 
For WCC 2020, we are bringing our content to you digitally with our virtual summits and exclusive masterclasses! This summit was made for you!  Stay tuned for updates! 
We are on a mission to help thousands of women build intergenerational wealth, invest, manage funds and obtain access to capital to build their businesses! Join our movement! 
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VIRTUAL SUMMIT TOPICS:

 

BUILDING INTERGENERATIONAL WEALTH

 FINANCING YOUR BUSINESS

WOMEN AS INVESTORS AND FUND MANAGERS

VIRTUAL SUMMIT TOPICS

BUSINESS CAPITAL

BUSINESS LOANS

CROWDFUNDING

VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTORS

INVESTORS AND FUNDS

LP INVESTORS

VENTURE CAPITALISTS

IMPACT FUNDS

 INTERGENERATIONAL WEALTH: LEGACY BUILDING

FINANCIAL PLANNING

WEALTH BUILDING 

TRUST & ESTATES

SUMMIT REGISTRATION INCLUDES

SPONSORS

WOMEN OF COLOR AND CAPITAL CONFERENCE  

2019 RECAP VIDEO

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING . . .

"The conference was truly amazing! It was well organized, the speakers were very impressive, the content was relevant/meaningful and the networking was invaluable. I am truly appreciative of being able to gain wisdom and learn from so many extraordinary people. Being in a room with group of powerful and very successful women and men of color was inspirational and live changing."

-NICOLE F.

The Women of Color and Capital Conference was game changing. Getting see hundreds of women of color in the positions that I one day aspire to be was EVERYTHING! I will always be dedicated to being a student, before anything. I walked away with mentors, future collaborators, coaches and the tools to help my dreams to the next level -MEESH L..

The Women of Color and Capital Conference was fantastic! I learned so much amazing information about how to invest our money and do it well, how to become investors, and learn from the women in the room. There were so many amazing people from different backgrounds and different fields to connect with. I now have the opportunity to build up my team. To know that I need wealth management, I need someone that will have my back when it comes to finances. I need someone on the law side to make sure that when I'm investing I’m doing it well and can give me the right mindset and feedback. And also to know that I belong in those rooms, how to have confidence, when I walk into a room when no one looks like me and have a conversation from my knowledge base, so thank you so much and I'm so excited for next year.

-  TA LYNN M.

 I really enjoyed the conference, it was very enlightening and engaging. I think one thing that I learned was really the value and the power of having women at the table, women of color especially. One thing that resonated with me was just the diversity of opinions and having a 360 review of investments, entrepreneurship and wealth management. Having women at the table to contribute is a major asset to any company and as a budding entrepreneur myself, that's something I learned and value. 

 

-FOLAKE E.

The conference was excellent. I enjoyed that it was not just an "empowerment" event or even just a networking event, though there was significant opportunity for great networking. Importantly, I felt that I got several concrete takeaways and action items that I could use to further my business and to well-position myself for when I am ready to seek funding. This conference was certain worth more than the cost and I would highly recommend it to other founders and potential investors. I would love to see this event get even bigger next year!

-KHADIJAH R.

Thank you!!!! It was so empowering. I identify as Indian-American but I have been looking for a place to have honest conversation. Thank you so much for recognizing what women of color need to learn and providing a network and professional resources to learn and grow. I left extremely motivated and empowered when often times at the end of the day I feel alone and unable to figure out how to navigate the paths of how I want to be successful. Thank you so much for the community, experience and positive attitude, it goes a long long way.

- WCC 2019 ATTENDEE

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"$5: The median wealth for an African American woman in 2016. That really got my attention this morning at Women of Color and Capital, an amazing conference put on by Avant-Garde Network. Being in this room with all these women has inspired me to get to work on making investments that will have long term impact and build my legacy."

-LAUREN F.

The conference was well organized and the variety of speakers were on point! I met prospective clients and mentors who are killing it in their respective fields. The event was filled with supportive black and brown women on the same mindset of building wealth. Loved it!

- NAANA B.

The Women of Color and Capital Conference filled an enormous void in the conversation on economic access and opportunities for historically overlooked communities like mine. As a real estate broker, attorney and investor, I learned concrete ways to improve my personal and professional finances and how leverage my network to position myself for success. Being in a room with 500+ black professionals, business executives and entrepreneurs at the top of their game was inspiring and affirming. Knowledge + Networking is a win in my book.

- LORI L.

This event was indeed historic, as shown by the Forbes article feature. Adeola is doing something that I do not see anyone else doing in this ecosystem right now. This was a unique conference of its kind to bring together professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors for targeted panels and discussions. The women of color focus was also unique. We need more spaces for women of color. Frankly, I do not get this same value from events generally focused on women. At those events, sadly, I feel that my experiences as a Black woman are still overlooked. I look forward to future AGN events and to the next WCC conference.

- KEIANNA D.

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UPCOMING AND PAST SPEAKERS INCLUDE

  • Asahi Pompey

    Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Engagement & President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation

  • Commissioner Lorelei Salas

    Commissioner, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs 

  • Jasmine N. Richards, CFA

    Head of Diverse Manager Research, Cambridge Associates

  • Ruth Yakubu

    Developer Relations & Advocate for Startups, Microsoft

  • Cathy Ivey

    Senior Director in Human Resources, Inclusion and Diversity

  • Momo Bi 

    Director, New York Ventures at Empire State Development

  • Adeola Adejobi

    Founder,

    Avant-Garde Network

  • Pialy Aditya

    General Partner, WOCstar Fund 

  • Leyonna Barba

    Executive Director, Technology and Disruptive Commerce Group - Middle Market Banking at J.P. Morgan

  • Alana Hewitt

    VP of Commerce,

    Essence Ventures

  • Lanre Oladipo

    Financial Advisor, MassMutual Metro New York

  • Angela Matheny

    Head of Diverse Manager Equity, Colonial Consulting

  • Gayle Jennings

    Venture Capitalist, Founder and CEO at iNTENT Manifesto

  • Zarifa Reynolds

    Head of Corporate Development, TIAA

  • Jaisa Minor

    Investment Analyst, New Voices Fund

  • Johnita Walker Mizelle

    Head of Investor Relations and Ecosystem Development, The Americas Anthemis Group

  • Machel Allen

    President and Chief Investment Officer, Metis Global Partners

  •  Denisha Kuhlor

    Early Stage Technology at Silicon Valley Bank

  • Peter McCrea

    President, American Impact Capital

  • Corie Pauling

    Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, TIAA

  • Simmone Taitt

    Founder & Principle, 
    HeartSpace NY Consulting

  • Lori Anne Douglass, Esq.

    Founding Partner at Douglass Rademacher LLP

  • Selena Singleton

    Director, New York Life Ventures

  • Grace Kim

    Board Member, Advisor, The VC Include Network

  • Kange Kaneene 

    Senior Director, SAP

  • She'Neil Johnson

    Founder, Base Butter

  • Mbabazi Kasara

    Director, MUFG Securities

  • Izu Emeagwali

    Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase

  • Maya Brooks

    Product Manager, iFundWomen

  • Ivan Alo

    Managing Partner, New Age Capital 

  • Kimberly Allman

    Senior Director, Community Development Banking,

    Capital One

  • Natalee M. Vernon

    Founder, Trendsetter Legal

  • Efe Ukala, Esq.

    Founder,

    ImpactHER

  • Ivy Mbayah

    Consultant, Ernst & Young LLP

  • Sandrine Nzeukou

    Executive Director,

     Invest Africa US

  • Keianna Dixon

    Co-Founder, Soshel

  • Ayme Sinclair

    CEO,

    Sinclair Social 

  • Renee King

    Co-founder,

     FundBLACKWomen

  • Precious Williams

    Founder and CEO,

    Perfect Pitches

  • Tilcia Toledo

    Financial Institution Governance & Regulation, Senior Director, FTI Consulting

  • Erinique Owens

    Event Manager,

    Zapier

  • Jomaire Crawford 

    Senior Associate, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

  • Alana St. Aude

    Director, Assistant General Counsel, Capital One

  • Cheryl Campos

    Principal,

    Republic