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Optimized Business Solutions for Women!



Small Business Resilience for Women Entrepreneurs of Color

UpliftHer is an accelerated five-week series of interactive workshops and executive coaching created by and for women! 

Learn how to:

  • Identify your operational style

  • Evaluate what works for you and what does not

  • Prepare to apply for loans and grants

  • Reacquaint yourself with your customers through discovery interviews 

  • Validate if your value proposition will work in the current and post COVID economy

  • Identify and speak to your customer’s evolving needs 

  • Make your business more efficient 

  • Getting and retaining customers




Two years in business | Minimum pre-COVID gross revenues of $150,000 | Based in Los Angeles County

Application Deadline: June 28th, 2021

Program Starts July 5th, 2021

The program has reached capacity and we are no longer taking applications. 

Funding for this program has been provided by LISC LA and the Visa Foundation’s Small Business Resilience for Women of Color initiative

Build Your Business

UpliftHer is designed by and for women and addresses the unique challenges we face as entrepreneurs in a 5-week deep-dive that reveals practical and creative solutions, and explores how your business is working for you.  


This is an experiential hands-on practical workshop series – not a set of online lectures. Our goal is to create an entrepreneurial experience unique to your needs that helps reset your entrepreneurial mindset while providing practical solutions.


Each week you will be asked to prepare for the workshops to maximize application of the techniques and insights you will learn from the workshops and other entrepreneurs to help meet the demands of the moment and in the future.


You will be getting your hands dirty talking to customers, partners, and other business owners as you encounter the chaos and uncertainty of how our new world actually works. You’ll learn how to turn a great idea into a great pivot, product, or practice. 

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Masterminds & Mentor Groups


Guided by Dr. Karen Semien-McBride, noted psychologist and inspirational business coach, Mastermind sessions will help us chart a professional path with improved self-awareness and greater clarity to achieve our professional and personal goals.


We will also work through specific issues in smaller mentorship groups, working together to solve problems.

Sessions and Experts


Week 1: Access to Capital


Week 2: Think Like A CFO


Week 3: Know Your Customer


Week 4: HR and Insurance


Week 5: Contracts for Better Cash Flow


Denise McKenzie – National Science Foundation   

Dr. Karen McBride – MK Circle Enterprises    

Dr. Toya Johnson-Moore – MK Circle Enterprises   

Urina Harrell – VoxPop Branding

Vikita Poindexter – Poindexter Consulting Group


Denise McKenzie – NSF/SBIR Specialist

Kathleen Minogue – CrowdFund Better

Latavia Pineda – Small Business Majority

Lindsay Chung – Opportunity Fund

Emma Maxey – SBA

The UpliftHer Program is a series of 10 Workshops - meeting twice a week for 5 weeks on Mondays 6-7:30pm and Tuesdays 6-7pm.

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