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Previous BWEL Cohorts

Entrepreneur’s NameCompanyState
Aaliyah Nelson ’23 2MIGHTY GA
Catherine Senyonjo 4orci CT
Patti Happi Advanced Building Group GA
Chika Egbuzie Afrinomenon CT
Alana Ladson Alana Ladson Art CT
Charleszetta Ford Better Bodies 4 Us NC
Stephannie Kirby Black Wealth Culture MA
Motolani Osinowo ’21 ByTolani MA
Jamillah Gabriel Call Number IL
Leticia Stallworth ’99 MBA’13 Connected Affinity Networks VA
Labrescia Dawson Dawson’s Realty & Mortgage GA
Diana S. Gray Diana S. Gray Business Consulting Services AL
Olunwa Ikpeazu ETNICITI FL
Karen William Eve Pure Moisturizer Oil NC
Dethra Giles ExecuPrep GA
Flo Elkins F.L.O. Life Fitness CA
Taylor Angles Grandma Baby Apothecary MA
Krystle Rodriguez Hodgepodge Coffeehouse GA
Kiana Williams Key Comfort at Home MA
Andrea Carter LaDrea OH
Shantell Lanique Smith Lanique + Co MA
Stacey Mollison Libra Management Group GA
Xiomara Kelly ’21   MA
Claudia Norvilus MBA’21 Peau Belle By Claudia FL
Precious Williams Perfect Pitches by Precious NY
Ceata Lash PuffCuff GA
Nnenna Makanjuola Radiant Rose Media GA
Ebony Stubbs Rae Images NC
Satin Faulkner Saturals MA
Sonserae Cicero SHEBA CT
Elizabeth O’Gilvie Springfield Food Policy Council MA
Sharonda Stewart The Appliance Gals GA
Janice McLean-DeLoatch The Black Shopping Networks.com MD
Jamala McFadden The Employment Law Solution: McFadden Davis GA
Chisa Nosamiefan The Labalaba Foundation MA
Tian Connaughton Tian Connaughton MA
Carmen Madon Touch of Class Balloons MA
Veronica Woodruff Travelsist GA
Tara Aldrich Tutors on Call PA
Tiana Rae Burnett YllwBrd Management   MA 
Jennifer (Oge) Emetarom  Your Baby Your Birth  NY 
 
Entrepreneur’s NameCompanyState
Kim Rivera A.I.R. TX
Mariama Boney, LMSW, CAE Achieve More LLC VA
Traci Gaynor African American Female Professor Award Association MA
She’Neil Johnson-Spence & Nicolette Graves BASE BUTTER PA
Veronica N. Chapman MBA ’08 Boxxout Enterprises MA
Cimone key Cimone Key Creative Studio TX
Brea Gates CMIT Solutions of Denton TX
Monica Okrah Coached By Monica NC
Dianne Austin Coils to Locs MA
Cheryl Carr Dr. Cheryl Carr TX
Joy Gary Effloresce Culture & Design MA
Melissa Patrick Equity & Expectations MA
Regina McDowell-Evans Evans Events Planning MA
Marsha Francois Financial Marshmallow FL
Widline Pyrame Fusion Doll MA
Keisha Greaves Girls Chronically Rock MA
Tiffany Joseph Grounded By Movement and Yoga MA
NiaChloe Bowman-Gedeon ’19 Healthy Pockets NY
Jasmin Brand Her Texas TX
Krishna Powell HR 4 Your Small Biz NJ
Candice Crawford-Zakian Human Studio MA
Makamba Sackey I Want The Keys AL
Elysa Graham Integrity Health for Wellness NC
Jacqueline G. Johnson JGJ Designs MA
Kristi Tally KD7 Enterprises Inc NC
Katrina Fludd ’08 MS’10 Kelda + Co. NC
Keisha O’Marde KeySolutions 17°61 MA
Rhodaja Shubrick Kidney Bean Mobile App MA
Shenese Colwell L.A.B. Work & Fitness, Barre n’B TX
Sharie Hendricks Laguna Candles CA
Kathleen Jeanty ’99 Madan BelFwi Fruit Mixes MA
Dominique Verdieu Makeup By Dominique MA
Irene Nakabonge-Lugude MANYI Juices MA
Maliaka Shepard Museum of African American History Boston MA
Yolunda Harrell New Hill Development Corporation VA
PAtience Noah Patience Noah Insurance MA
Palesa Pryor PRISM PMP VA
Jamala McFadden The Employment Law Solution: McFadden Davis GA
Lillian Gregory The HumEx Institute TX
Benine Mudymba The Natural Sis MA
Sherika Wynter Thomas and Wynter R&D MD
Cynthia Clemons Village Keepers Adult Day Health Services, Inc. D/B/A Safe Harbor MA
Whitney Dodds Wellness for the Culture MA
Danielle Gordon YGB Collective FL
Jennifer Hill Booker Your Resident Gourmet Cooks! GA
Edwine Alphonse Your Startup CPA MA

Meet the BWEL Leadership

Founding Director, BWEL, Executive Director, CWEL

Chief Diversity Officer

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Kara Miller

Associate Director of WIN Global, CWEL

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Amari Dias

Program Manager of Global Initiatives, CWEL

Meet the BWEL Faculty

Wijeana Glover

Wijeana Glover, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Technology, Operations, and Information Management, Babson College

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Robin R. Haynes

Financial Strategist ~ Business Advisor, Robin R. Haynes Consulting

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Dr. Vincent Vini' Onyemah

Associate Professor of Sales and Marketing, Babson College

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Claire Cecile Pierre, MD

Executive Director, Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Global Health Entrepreneurship, Babson College 

Denicia Ratley BWEL

Denicia Ratley

Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Babson College

Donna Stoddard-BWEL

Donna Stoddard

Interim Associate Dean of Faculty, Associate Professor, and Chair, Operations and Information Management (OIM) Division, Babson College

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Precious Williams

Founder & CEO, Perfect Pitches by Precious

Meet the BWEL Mentors

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Jan M. Adams

President & CEO, JMA Solutions

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Andrea Anderson

President, A Signature Group

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Lisha Michelle Bell

Product Manager, Paypal

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Sonserae Cicero

Founder & CEO, SHEBA Consulting, LLC

Headshot - BWEL - Denita Conway

Denita R. Conway

President, PROVEN Management LLC

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Yvonne Jackson Dragon

Partner & Co-founder, The Dragon Group

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Klassi R. Duncan

Vice President, Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Urban League of Louisiana

Headshot - BWEL - Diana Gray

Dr. Diana S. Gray

Owner, Diana S. Gray Business Consulting Services

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Aimee D. Griffin, Esq.,

Principal, The Griffin Firm PLLC

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Stephannie Kirby

Founder & Sr. Operations Director, Black Wealth Culture

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Ronnette Meyers

President & CEO, JLAN Solutions

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Joy Schaaffe

Lead Faculty, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

 
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Jennifer Smith

CEO & Strategic Leadership Advisor, Growth Potential Consulting

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Stephanie Thompson

Vice President, Client Services, Communique' USA, Inc.

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Khaitsa Wasiyo, Ed.D

Director, Learn Tech Teach LLC


Thank you to our program sponsors

 
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Sponsor - Wells Fargo