The Women of Color and Capital Conference (WOCXC) brings diverse women entrepreneurs and professionals together to learn about money, finance, business capital and investing from a 360-degree lens. WOCXC is a black woman led initiative for sharing tools to achieve financial freedom, obtain capital, grow businesses, and uncover executive leadership opportunities in the financial industry.

Venture Capital: Access and Opportunities

The panelists will discuss the current state of diversity in venture capital and share their own career path in the venture capital.


  • Ekwutozia Nwabuzor, Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Marcia Mitchel, Director, Ventures, Empire State Development
  • Uriridiakoghene Onovakpuri, Managing Partner, Kapor Capital
  • Jaisa Gooden, Vice President, Startup Banking, Silicon Valley Bank

Time: 10:50-11:40 a.m. ET


Fund Managers

Attendees of this session will learn the legal fundamentals for raising a fund, different types of funds and fund structures, as well as, the role of a fund manager in the legal aspects of the formation process. The session will also discuss some key negotiated terms and their impact on traditionally underrepresented fund managers.


Time: 2:40-3:20 p.m. ET

Location: Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 and Virtual