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

July 28, 2021
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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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Keeping Clients First: Personal experience inspires our approach to the Enterprising Women of Color DMV Business Center

April 1, 2021
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Program leaders Messay Derebe and Kennedie Toney share how their personal experience shapes their approach to this work.

Wacif Announces Official Launch of the Enterprising Women of Color District, Maryland, Virginia (DMV) Business Center

March 10, 2021
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The Center will build on Wacif’s decades of expertise investing in women entrepreneurs of color through access to capital and small business resources

Investing in Equity: Kimberly Gayle, Wacif’s Chief Program Officer, on Leading the Enterprising Women of Color D.C., Maryland & Virginia (DMV) Business Center

March 10, 2021
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$981 billion dollars. That’s the annual economic output America would gain if businesses owned by women of color earned as much as their white female counterparts.