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Social capital is as important as financial capital for women of color founding startups. Shelly Bell founded Black Girl Ventures to offer black and brown women community, support, and connections as they launch businesses.

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  • You can't be what you can't see - and that's true of your role models and your peers. To be able to fully succeed, you need to have a community around you there to support you when they system won't. Whether it's for our girls in school or our executives, black and brown girls need to have a support

    You can't be what you can't see - and that's true of your role models and your peers. To be able to fully succeed, you need to have a community around you there to support you when they system won't. Whether it's for our girls in school or our executives, black and brown girls need to have a support system of peers to lift them up and encourage them!

  • A motivating read to finish the first week of Black History Month!

    Talent and experience can get you so far, but your network makes a huge difference. I applaud Shelly Bell for doing big things for not only black and brown women but also the communities where we belong and contribute. Black women have

    A motivating read to finish the first week of Black History Month!

    Talent and experience can get you so far, but your network makes a huge difference. I applaud Shelly Bell for doing big things for not only black and brown women but also the communities where we belong and contribute. Black women have always had to be resourceful and innovative! Let’s build a community of champions with Black Girl Ventures —it raises the bar for everyone!