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Dreaming Up Success: Dolcezza’s Story | Women of Fire Fireside Chat Series

Thursday, October 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

In this fireside chat, we will explore how Dolcezza scaled their business into a team of 100 employees, six retail shops, one production facility and a wholesale program that includes 100 restaurants, and 2500 grocery stores nationwide.

3 Business Certifications That Help Win Government Contracts

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

In this workshop with the U.S. SBA, we explore the benefits and processes of obtaining Federally recognized certifications.

Coffee & Conversations November

Friday, November 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Join us for Coffee & Conversations every month to expand your network and receive support from other women of color entrepreneurs just like you.

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Enterprising Women of Color DMV Business Center Launches Ascend.Her: Phoenix Cohort

September 27, 2021

Washington, D.C. (September 27, 2021) — The Enterprising Women of Color DMV Business Center (Center) today announced the participants for the Ascend.Her: Phoenix Cohort, the latest cohort of Wacif’s award-winning…

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Enterprising Women of Color DMV Business Center Launches Inaugural Ascend.Her Capital Accelerator Cohort

July 28, 2021

Ascend.Her is a Capital Accelerator program designed to serve women of color entrepreneurs through a holistic, multi-week program. Applications for the 2021 Phoenix Cohort are now open.

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