Women of Color Business Summit

2023 Conference Review

The 2023 conference focused on topics that will help entrepreneurs take their businesses from one plateau to the next. It’s time to Level Up!

Women of Color Business Summit

Get ready for an electrifying event that celebrates the power, resilience, and entrepreneurship of women of color! The Center for Women and Enterprise is thrilled to present the 4th Annual Women of Color Business Summit, an extraordinary gathering designed to empower and uplift women from diverse backgrounds in the world of business.

Embrace Empowerment & Success

At the heart of this summit is the recognition that when women of color thrive in business, they transform lives, families, and entire communities. This event is a platform to address the unique challenges faced by this vibrant and dynamic group. From startup hurdles to leadership triumphs, we're here to break down barriers and set the stage for success.

Build Networks & Gain Practical Tools for Success

This day will provide you with an opportunity to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, business leaders, and like-minded trailblazers who are reshaping industries and rewriting the rules. You will leave the summit armed with practical tools, actionable insights, and game-changing strategies that will propel your business to new heights. We've curated a lineup of engaging workshops, and interactive sessions workshops that will expand your network and empower you to lead confidently and achieve your goals.

The 4th Annual Women of Color Business Summit is your chance to rewrite your narrative, redefine your path, and reignite your passion for entrepreneurship. We can't wait to welcome you to this dynamic celebration of diversity, leadership, and limitless potential.

Secure your spot today and let's embark on this journey of growth and empowerment together!

2023 Conference Features

Tickets & Registration

$275 per personGeneral Admission

Early Bird tickets are on sale! Ends September 15!

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of a transformative experience. Reserve your spot before it's too late and become part of a powerful community that's driving change and pushing boundaries. All registration/ticket sales are final after this date, and no refunds will be issued. Online sales will close on Monday, October 23, 2023.

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Scholarships & Pricing Considerations

CWE gladly offers scholarships for full-price tickets based on household income. Early Bird pricing will not be discounted. Please click here to submit your scholarship form. If you have any questions, please reach out to Samantha Carr, SCarr@CWEonline.org.

Sponsorship, Advertisement Opportunities and Donations

Interested in gaining visibility for your company while helping CWE help women? Become a sponsor or donate to a great cause. Your company logo/name will be included in the conference promotional material sent to over 39,000 subscribers including our clients, Corporate Members, supporters, business leaders and much more. For more details, e-mail Kimberly E. Zouzoua at kzouzoua@cweonline.org.

Keynote Speaker

Yvonne Hao, Secretary of the Executive Office of Economic Development for Massachusetts

Yvonne Hao

Secretary of the Executive Office of Economic Development for Massachusetts

Women of Color Business Summit Speakers & Session Leaders

Summit Speaker

Meghan Cunningham

Certification Manager, Center for Women & Enterprise

Summit Speaker

Jerry Epps

Director of Vendor Diversity, Babson College

Summit Speaker

Francisco Betty, CEO, Boston Impact Initiative

Betty Francisco

CEO, Boston Impact Initiative

Summit Speaker

Vicki Gray

CEO and Founder, New Chapter HI Services

Summit Speaker

Iyer Gita, Executive Coach, Majira Project

Gita Iyer

Executive Coach, Majira Project

Summit Speaker

Juliette C. Mayers

Founder and CEO, Inspiration Zone LLC

Summit Speaker

Aliana Piñeiro, Impact Director, Boston Impact Initiative

Aliana Piñeiro

Impact Director, Boston Impact Initiative

Summit Speaker

Natalie Rodriguez, Owner & Chef, Nuestra

Natalie Rodriguez

Owner & Chef, Nuestra

Summit Speaker

Liseth Velez, Founder & CEO, LJV Development

Liseth Velez

Founder & CEO, LJV Development

Summit Speaker

Shakenna K. Williams, MBA, PhD

Executive Director, Frank & Eileen™ Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership, Babson College

Summit Speaker

Susu Wong, Founder and CEO of Tomo360

Susu Wong

Founder and CEO of Tomo360

Summit Speaker

Kimberly E. Zouzoua
VP Strategic Partnerships, Center for Women & Enterprise

Kimberly E. Zouzoua

VP Strategic Partnerships, Center for Women & Enterprise

Our 2023 WOCBS Sponsors


GP Globalization Partners


CVS Health


Peapod Digital Lab
PNC Bank
RTX Raytheon


Cambridge Savings Bank
DPR Construction
Eastern Bank
Harbor One Bank