Previous BWEL Cohorts

Entrepreneur Company State
Faridat Ilupeju Ayaba MA
Clarissa Brown Brown Bird Butterfly OK
Tayo Mbande Chicago Birthworks Collective IL
Constance Martin-Wilson Cnotta Services MA
Deborah Odunze Debbs Kitchen MA
Quontay Turner Emerald City Plant Shop MA
Tracy Malone Epic Planners, LLC OK
Helen Joseph Expressive Arts Place LLC MA
Joy White Flawed Masterpiece® GA
Jodi-Ann Lewis From Irie To Italy MA
Onikah Asamoa-Caesar Fulton Street Books & Coffee OK
Taelyr Roberts Hippie Adjacent TX
Kelly Charles-Collins HR Legally Speaking, LLC FL
Tamecca Rogers Inspire Publishing OK
Dominique Miles Loan Signing Agent VA
Carinia Taylor Mattoon Soap Co., LLC. MA
LaQuintha Brown Onifade's Cookie Company OK
Ray’Chel Wilson Raise the Bar Investments LLC OK
Cheri Williams Simply Sweetie MA
Tess Gainey Teresa Lewis Small Business Advisory Services LLC MD
Anita Morson-Matra The Changing City MA
LaTrice (Elle) Davis The Ellevate Group, LLC IL
Lisa Arneaud The LA|PR Firm FL
Alexis Jones TheTéSpa MA
Tiffany Joy Murchison TJM & Co. Media Boutique NY
Britney Foster Trajectory of Hope CA
Tiombé O'Rourke True Blue 1881, Inc GA
Amewusika (Sika) Sedzro Uncut Lab MA
Alexandra Douglas Wrapsody MA
Yanique Shaw Yanique Events MA
Entrepreneur Company State
Beverly Guerrero-Porter 7Seventeen Media MA
Alicia Hill ACG Brand Management LLC TN
Tonya Winston B. Royal Boutique MA
Kimberly Greene B.L.A.C.K. (Bases Loaded Authentic Clothing and Kaps) NJ
Ariaun Stewart C.HR Services LLC MA
Angela Brown Charles-Brown Ventures, LLC SC
Tiffany Burnette Cool Breezes, LLC NC
Constance Blackman MSAEL’22 Decidedly Different Events NY
Michelle Thomas Dream Without Permission, LLC MA
Tariana V. Little EmVision Productions MA
Keisha Greaves Girls Chronically Rock MA
Paula Finch Icons & Couture CT
Nickquolette Barrett iRock Development Solutions, LLC dba iRock Résumés TX
Judithe Registre MSAEL ’22 JR Capital DC
Amanda L. Seigel Kalunga Blue Botanica CA
Keeana Saxon Kidogo Productions MA
Alison K. Mason Lilacs on York Creative Studios FL
Cyndi Prince LooHoo ME
Mavis Hicks Mavology MA
Seble Alemu MerkatoUSA MA
Brooke Fitzpatrick Mosaic Matchmaking TX
Premise Martin Pedi Licious Footwear LLC NJ
Kristen Pope Pope Productions, Inc. MA
Denise Silva Posar Photography MA
Amanda Seigel Seagull Press CA
Sterling Clinton-Spellman The Incred-A-Bowl Food Company RI
Alexia McClerkin The Sports and Wellness Doc TX
Victoria Azubuike Us Programme London, England
A Michele Tedder Village Empowerment Solutions, LLC. PA
Stephanie Voltaire Voltaire Enterprises, INC MA
Salimata Bangoura MBA ’19 Yamacu MA
Entrepreneur Company State
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
Entrepreneur Company State
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 
 

Meet the BWEL Leadership

Shakenna Williams

Shakenna Williams, PhD

Founding Director, BWEL, Executive Director, F&E CWEL

Sadie Burton Goss, PhD, Chief Diversity Officer

Sadie Burton Goss, PhD

Chief Diversity Officer

Kara Miller, Associate Director of WIN Global, CWEL

Kara Miller

Associate Director of Innovative Learner Programs, F&E CWEL

Amari Dias, Program Manager of Global Initiatives, CWEL

Amari Dias

Program Manager of Innovative Learner Programs, F&E CWEL

Meet the BWEL Faculty and Speakers

Vincent Onyemah

Vini Onyemah, Phd

Associate Professor, Operations & Information Management Division

Alia Crocker, PhD

Associate Professor, Management Division

Lauren Beitelspacher, Associate Professor, Division Chair

Lauren Beitelspacher, PhD

Professor, Marketing Division

Wijeana Glover

Wiljeana Glover, PhD

Associate Professor, Operations & Information Management Division

John Hallal

John Hallal

Adjunct Lecturer, Entrepreneurship Division

Jerry Epps

Jerry Epps

Director of Vendor Diversity

Denicia Ratley BWEL

Denicia Ratley

Director of Religious & Spiritual Life

Thank You to Our Program Sponsors

Fed Ex
Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation
Wells Fargo
Burns Levinson
C.E. Floyd Company
Martiros Strategies
United States Black Chambers Incorporated

Thank You to Our Collaborators

Associated Industries of Massachusetts
Axiom Blue

Bryan-Michael Cox

Cannes Can Diversity Collective
Greenwood Women’s Business Center
Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs
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