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Empowering Women in Business: Amplify Mastermind with WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV

Interested in Amplify Mastermind?

Join our waitlist to be notified about 2025 applications and updates.

Are you in business for yourself, but tired of working by yourself? Do you find it challenging to source new business? Is it frustrating to feel like you invest so much and get back so little?

Do you need more discipline and accountability? Would it be helpful to have a network, a mastermind, or a mentor?

If yes, join the Amplify Mastermind program to connect, build, leverage, and grow.

Amplify Mastermind is built for Certified WBEs who identify as Women of Color-Owned, are
experiencing barriers related to the racial equity gap, and are seeking support, peer accountability, and a community. If accepted, participants are expected to:

  • Attend and actively engage in all virtual Mastermind sessions, held biweekly over six months.
  • Submit a one-time $50 program Fee.
  • Seek and provide help and support to cohort partners.


Connect with a group of positive like-minded advancing entrepreneurs who will hold you accountable to your goals.


Increase your visibility, build quality relationships, and gain high proximity to influencers and decision makers.


Leverage your third party access to markets through ongoing engagement with the corporate supplier community.


Grow yourself, your earnings potential, and increase your capacity with direct feedback and open communication.

Amplify is a Mastermind program uniquely designed to engage and support Women of Color in maximizing your supplier diversity access so you can scale your business. All are welcome to apply although programming is designed in consideration of the unique experiences of Women of Color business owners, the equity gap and barriers not limited to:

  • Biases in business
  • Challenges networking
  • Lack of representation
  • Lack of resources & capital
  • Lack of mentorship

What does the program include?

  • Community of advancing entrepreneurs
  • Bi-weekly mastermind meetings
  • Virtual roundtable with Amplify Mentors
  • Masterclasses with Supplier Diversity Sponsor
  • Direct and specific feedback from Amplify Mentors
  • Planning support and peer accountability
  • Opportunity to share/swap resources

Program Overview

Facilitated Session
Session 1 Kickoff 1
Session 2 Kickoff 2
Session 3 Understanding the WBENC Network
Session 4 Navigating the Supply Chain
Session 5 Growth vs Scaling
Session 6 Sustainability—Amplify your Value in the Supply Chain
Session 7 Teaming/JV/Partnerships
Session 8 Match Maker Readiness
Session 9 Building your A-Team/Cooperation/Kolbe Assessment
Session 10 Business Development and Networking
Session 11 The Art of the Sale
Session 12 Celebration

Sessions and Program Format are Subject to Change.

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Words cannot express how thankful I am to the person at WBEC Metro NY who had me in mind and sent that wonderful email, inviting me to be a part of Amplify.

This journey has been nothing short of transformative, inspiring, and impactful for my business.

Millions thanks to everyone involved in making this possible and for providing us with a platform to have our voices heard and be seen.

With even more love and appreciation!

Ediuska Laurens Dr. Eng, M.S.

Owner, Genius Shield

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