W.O.M.B.: Woman-Owned Minority Businesses
BLACK AND BROWN WOMEN
are starting businesses more than ever! They are passionate and purpose-filled. Yet, their efforts are often not reflected in their income.
We are here to skew the statistics...together!
W.O.M.B. is a business networking and empowerment organization committed to helping black and brown women entrepreneurs use their network to make purposeful connections, develop profitable collaborations, build professional cultivation of business skills and establish powerful communities.
The 4Cs of W.O.M.B:
You may be thinking, “This looks good, but why is W.O.M.B. the right organization for me?”
Our 4 pillars represent the values that guide us each day!
“Succeeding in business is all about making connections.” Richard Branson
It's more than networking. Connecting to other women who cheer for your celebrations and listen to your frustrations, who often experience the same obstacles as women entrepreneurs of color, is invaluable. The connections you make here will last a lifetime!
“When you need to innovate, you need collaboration.” - Marissa Mayer
As entrepreneurs, we often feel like we are left on a deserted island. Developing ideas, putting on events, and reaching out to new prospective clients can be difficult. Having a strong support system is vital for the growth of a business. W.O.M.B. provides you with the guidance and opportunity to collaborate with other entrepreneurs in income-producing collaborative projects.
“A purpose does not just happen, it is cultivated.” Bryant McGill
To cultivate is to nurture and help to grow. Success does not just happen overnight. It requires time, energy, effort...and the right tools and training. W.O.M.B. provides members with training opportunities and coaching in the areas of business that will help ensure members' success. We believe your success is our success and we are DEDICATED to helping you win!
“Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” Misty Copeland
Sometimes, you need a cheering squad or a sounding board. Sometimes, a vent session or a stoplight. Having a team around you for your celebrations and your frustrations, who often experience the same obstacles as women entrepreneurs of color, is invaluable. Circles become family!
So you ask, "But, Sis, how will W.O.M.B. benefit me?"
CONNECTING is more than swapping business cards at a networking event. It is purposefully exploring ways that you can bring value to the people you meet, and in turn, they bring value to you!
W.O.M.B. understands women connect on such a deep level that those connections are actually vital to the growth of our ventures. Yet, that does not mean we AUTOMATICALLY know how to connect or the best ways to connect that will mutually benefit us and our sistapreneurs!
W.O.M.B.'s CONNECTION Connection takes networking to new heights! We focus on educating all of our members on the most EFFECTIVE and PROFITABLE ways to build connections within their networks...and ours! We do this by creating trainings and providing support in building 12 Types of Connections:
After years of running her own ventures, Maya Lynn Harris recognized the need for entrepreneurs like herself to have a safe space to grow their businesses as a community. So, she founded W.O.M.B. (Woman-Owned Minority Business), a professional networking community that empowers Black and Brown women entrepreneurs to use networking opportunities to build purposeful connections and profitable collaborations.
Maya is also the author of What’s Your Oil? Unmasking Your Hidden Talents and co-author of the Amazon Best-Seller, Unchain My Legacy: How Owning Our Choices Free Us and Those We Love. She has two wonderful sons, Mandell and Bryce, and resides in Richmond, Virginia.
"I attended my first business conference almost 10 years ago. At the time, I was still teaching high school English full-time and had a few side hustles that I was fumbling through. The speaker asked us to write down what we would be doing in our life if "NO" was not an answer. I wrote down that I would be helping other single moms like me live better lives.
I've always had a passion for helping other women. But I recognized that being passionate wasn't enough. That road led me to start W.O.M.B., a place where women like me can come together and truly receive the tools and support necessary to build a sustainable business in a community of their peers! Despite what the statistics say, black and brown women CAN be successful entrepreneurs! We are here to CHANGE THE NARRATIVE!
The "Your 168" handouts provided participants with a clear understanding of their finite time. As a result, they discover how to strike a productive balance between revenue-generating activities and essential tasks to be delegated, for greater personal efficiency and the preservation of their total well-being.
W.O.M.B. (Woman-Owned Minority Businesses has been a blessing and a strategic tool in helping to grow my business. The accountability circles are instrumental in gaining insight, feedback, and peer support, which is essential in getting to the next level. The circle members are the unsung she-roes of the momentum I'm experiencing in my business. I'm grateful for your vision.
on a W.O.M.B. Networking Event
I look forward to the testimonies that will come from the connections made today! This was an AWESOME event and I thank you Maya Harris for creating this opportunity. I am excited for all of us.