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WBC's Women's Capital Summit

Sponsored by Wells Fargo

September 12 - 13, 2023
Wells Fargo Midtown - New York, NY

A pioneering event designed to empower women entrepreneurs. The WBC Women’s Capital Summit aims to provide valuable insights into the world of capital, offering a deep understanding of its dynamics, strategic relevance at different stages of a company’s growth, and the effective utilization of capital resources. The summit will bring together women entrepreneurs who are ready to scale their businesses with investors.

This event is a critical part of the Women Entrepreneurs and Access to Capital action initiative aimed at increasing women entrepreneurs’ understanding and their ability to access capital throughout the different stages as their business evolves. Women’s Capital Summit is designed to offer the framework to help women business owners understand the dynamics when growing their businesses. We will work to educate attendees about the options available and how to build expertise around capital decisions. Women need to know how to source capital, with the right timing, for the appropriate purpose.

Registration for capital investors is now open!

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The Agenda

September 12, 2023 – Opening Reception

Sponsored by Gordon Brothers

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Registration and Networking

5:30pm – 6:00pm

Fireside Chat


6:00pm – 7:30pm


September 13, 2023

8:30am – 9:00am

Doors Open – Breakfast + Networking

9:00am – 9:10am


  • Gwen K. Young, CEO, Women Business Collaborative
  • Judith GoldkrandSenior Vice President, National Women’s Segment Leader, National Asian Segment Leader, & National LGBTQ+ Segment Leader, Wells Fargo

9:10 – 9:50am

Fireside Chat


9:50 – 9:10am

Morning Break

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Navigating the Landscape of Capital

The options for accessing capital make up a robust ecosystem that can often be challenging to navigate. This process requires a clear understanding of the types of capital that are right for your business as well an awareness of the goals of investors and lenders.  In addition, clarity of business strategy, exit planning, industry dynamics and business goals are critical to choosing the right capital provider. 

In this session our panel of experts will discuss the landscape of capital and how entrepreneurs can scale their businesses with the investment options that are best aligned with their company’s strategy and growth plan.


11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Setting the Table: Understanding Early-Stage Capital 

As business owners work to scale their companies, creating the right capital structure from the beginning is important to long term growth. This allows entrepreneurs to be ready to access and receive capital and create the traction necessary to accelerate their growth. 

In this session, speakers will set the stage for exploring early-stage capital and how to prepare your organization for investment in the earliest stages of growth.


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Building Blocks of Capital: Growing with Purpose

Scaling a business is a process and not a lump sum event. This work requires a strong commitment to the company’s values, strategy, and objectives as well as purposeful commitment from both business owners and investors of capital. Entrepreneurs must be constantly evaluating whether their desired growth is in alignment with the goals they’ve set for their organization and the value they are creating for their customers.

Join our panel of experts to discuss how to grow your business intentionally as well as how entrepreneurs and investors can build mutually beneficial relationships to achieve both business owner and investor goals.


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Engineering Your Exit: Envisioning the Future of your Company While Building It

As entrepreneurs grow their businesses, it is critical to consider the future of the company. When the time comes, how will they separate from the business?  What are the ultimate goals included in an exit strategy?  Does the organization have a succession plan to prepare for change as the business transitions?  Answering these questions is key to achieving positive outcomes for both founders and investors. Planning an exit strategy early in the development of the company can help maximize the return on investment and sweat equity.

In this session, the panel will discuss how to incorporate an exit into the company’s overall business strategy and the value that a well thought out exit strategy can bring to both founders and capital allocators.


3:00 pm – 3:15pm


3:15 pm – 4:10 pm

Closing Keynote


4:10 pm – 4:30 pm

Lessons Learned, What’s Next

4:30 pm – 4:35 pm

Closing Remarks and Reception

Supporting Sponsors


WBC Women's Capital Summit Speakers


Chisom A’Marie

Vice President, New Voices Fund


Sabina Chatterjee

Director of Sustainable Finance & Advisory, Wells Fargo

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Kim Folsom

CEO, Founders First


Catherine Gray

Founder, SheAngel Investors and Producer, Show Her the Money Film

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Eda Henries

s, Founder & Managing Principal, Henries & Co.

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Ishveen Jolly

Founder & CEO, OpenSponsorship

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Jasmine Jones

Founder & CEO, Myya

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Alex Jung

Managing Partner, Amateras AEA

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Daniella Kranjac

Founding Partner, Dynamk Capital

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Caroline Kung

Managing Partner, SagePath Capital

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Norma Kuntz

CEO, Gordon Brothers

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La Keisha Landrum Pierre

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Emmeline Ventures

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Yrenilsa Lopez

Managing Director of Investments, Momentous Capital

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Joye Lynn

Managing Director & Head of Underwriting, Wells Fargo


Monika Mantilla

Managing Partner, Altura Capital


Loretta McCarthy

Co-CEO and Managing Partner, Golden Seeds

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Audrey McLoghlin

Founder & CEO, Frank & Eileen

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Melissa Mitchner

Founder & CEO, The Bark Shoppe

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Shelly Porges

Founder/MP The Billion Dollar Fund for Women & Beyond the Billion


Christina Seelye

CEO, Maximum Entertainment

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Pocket Sun

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, SoGal Ventures

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