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“Wacif has allowed my business to thrive with not only education support, but also with funding.  Obtaining credit for my business was a challenge.”

Yashieka Anglin

CEO, Anglin Consulting Group

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“My team would not have survived the pandemic without Wacif’s help. I was clueless about the grant & lending opportunities under CARES act.  Wacif, especially Shauna Yeldell, grabbed my hand and her team walked me through the process.”

Sheryl Ponds

Founder/CEO, Dai Technologies Corporation

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“It’s been really rough, but we really want to take care of our children. This grant is a huge help. Thank you so much for everything.”

Luwam Berhane

Owner, Sprouts Town Childcare Development Center

Host Guy Lambert speaks with Program Director Messay Derebe on WPGC 95.5

October 25, 2021

In honor of National Black Business Month, Center Program Director Messay Derebe speaks with Guy Lambert, the host of Community Focus on WPGC 95.5, to share how and why a new business center was launched to focus on women of color. This interview was made possible by our partners at JP Morgan Chase.

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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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