How Women of Color Can Tap into The Blockchain Advantage

February 6, 2023
Posted in ,

Olayinka Odeniran, the founder and chairwoman
of the Black Women Blockchain Council (BWBC), aims to onboard half a million black women onto blockchain technology through her membership community by 2030. Olayinka desires to create a place where black women can learn, explore and dive deeper into what
makes blockchain unique.

Entrepreneur Spotlight Katrina Norman

January 18, 2023
Posted in , , ,

Entrepreneurs thrive in a community. Customers, suppliers, advocates, accountants, lawyers, teachers, and mentors form an ecosystem of creativity, diversity, and support that helps entrepreneurs like creative entrepreneur Katrina Norman.  Katrina…

Entrepreneur Spotlight Mary Blackford

November 16, 2022
Posted in , , ,

When Ward 7 resident and DC native, Mary Blackford, sought healthier food options in her community, her search fell short. Blackford estimated only three grocery stores served a population of…

Announcing the Wealthy Woman Financial Transformation Series

July 5, 2022
Posted in

Join us for free financial education series for women in the DMV.

Japanese American Women in Business: Reiko Hirai & Tomomi Miyajima

May 27, 2022
Posted in , ,

In this Women of Fire Fireside chat, Reiko Hirai and Tomomi Miyajima discuss the ups and downs of running businesses in the Greater Capital Region.

Addressing yesterday’s inequities today: Strategies to support women entrepreneurs of color | Washington Business Journal

March 10, 2022
Posted in ,

On International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2022, Program Director Messay Derebe’s article was featured in the Washington Business Journal.

Black Women in Philanthropy | ABC 7 News

March 8, 2022
Posted in

Program Director Messey Derebe made a special appearance on Monday, February 28th, 2022 with Andrianna Hopkins on ABC 7 News to talk about our special Women of Fire: Fireside Chat…

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

October 25, 2021
Posted in ,

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.

press release announcing phoenix cohort

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

September 27, 2021
Posted in ,

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…

21.07.28 Ascend Her Feature Image Press release final

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

July 28, 2021
Posted in

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.