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Corporate Counsel Women of Color Launches Initiative for Minority Women Entrepreneurs

Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC), a leader in the movement for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, is pleased to announce a new initiative for minority women entrepreneurs. The program aims to help minority women entrepreneurs maximize their full potential by pairing them with minority women lawyer-mentors. The legal volunteers will provide mentoring and business advice on issues relevant to small businesses. They will also offer expanded networking opportunities for the entrepreneurs. Included in the program are educational workshops on copyright, trademarks, web design, social media, employees, financial statements and more.  Entrepreneurs will also be eligible to receive discounts on products and services through program partners including Legal Zoom.

In addition, program participants will be eligible to apply for grants from CCWC.  A review committee will select five entrepreneurs to receive grants of $5,000 each. The chosen entrepreneurs will receive the grants in August 2022. 

Complete information about the program is on the website: www.ccwomenofcolor.org

About Corporate Counsel Women of Color

Corporate Counsel Women of Color is an organization for Fortune 1000 female attorneys of color. It is led by Founder, President and CEO Laurie N. Robinson Haden.  CCWC promotes advancement and career success for women attorneys of color, as well as advocates for all aspects of global diversity in the legal workplace and profession. In the past 17 years, CCWC has grown from a group of ten to 4,700 members worldwide, all committed to developing initiatives to improve education and employment options for diverse individuals in the legal profession. Ms. Robinson Haden recently received an Influential Businesswoman Award from Acquisition International and Lawyers of Color named her one of the top 10 Black Attorneys of the Decade.

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