Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
C200’s CHAMPION Program was created to support women entrepreneurs, especially WOC owned businesses.
Our membership is comprised of the world’s leading women corporate executives and entrepreneurs, who understand first-hand the adversities that come with being a woman in business, especially in entrepreneurship.
Through research and the shared real-life experiences of our entrepreneurial members, we recognize that women entrepreneurs could greatly benefit from access to a peer network and mentors, educational opportunities to enhance their business acumen, and access to funding.
We created C200’s CHAMPION Program to offer women entrepreneurs just that.
The Entrepreneural Gender Gap
Entrepreneurs play a vital role in our economy, contributing billions of dollars every year and employing millions of people.
Unfortunately, huge gaps exist between the growth and revenues of businesses owned by men and those owned by women.
Only 1.7% of women-owned businesses have revenues over $1M, and 88% are below $1000K.
Within women-owned businesses, there are further disparities between white and minority owned.
If the average revenue of minority women-owned firms matched that of white women-owned businesses, four-million new jobs would be created and $981 billion in revenue would be added.
Women-Owned Business Report
Empowering Entrepreneurial Women to Achieve More
C200’s CHAMPION Program was designed to empower women entrepreneurs to reach the next level of success in their business. Recognizing that access to education, a peer network, and capital are three of the biggest roadblocks to increased revenue for women entrepreneurs, we designed the CHAMPION Program to equip carefully selected entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed.
C200 CHAMPION Program participants receive:
Access to a peer network and the C200 network of the world’s leading women entrepreneurs and corporate executives.
A 12-week education course through Babson College’s WIN Lab Global, focusing on the entrepreneur herself and her business.
A $25,000 grant for the entrepreneur’s business.
Meet the 2022 CHAMPION Cohort!
Maya Adams of Taylor's Tacos
Taylor’s Tacos is a pop-up catering company located in Chicago that specializes in authentic street style tacos with a whole lot of soul. They offer large-scale event catering, taco trays, and individual meals. Taylor’s Tacos believes in interaction, connection, and qualiTAY experiences.
Lilianna Aguilar of Solutions Cleaning Services
Solutions Cleaning Services is a full-service cleaning company that provides high-quality construction cleaning and post-construction cleaning services at an affordable price to businesses of all sizes. Their clients include construction companies, construction sites, developers, general contractors, restaurants, real estate companies, retailers, commercial office buildings, airports, vacant spaces, retail buildings, corporate offices, and more.
Alice Cherng of Dear Bella Creamery
Founder & CEO
Dear Bella Creamery is a premium, all-natural plant-based ice cream shop in Los Angeles, focused on high-quality ingredients and creative flavors that satisfy sweet tooth cravings and inspire moments of connectivity and joy. Their bold flavors are inspired by classic favorites, childhood memories, and their Taiwanese heritage.
Karen Clarke-Bennett of A Better You, LLC
Founder, Medical Director
A Better You is a health and wellness company focused on helping their patients look better, feel better, and function better. They offer general medical care with health promotion and disease prevention as the cornerstone of their treatment goals. A Better You is committed to offering the highest levels of patient care, making them the one-stop-shop for beauty, health, and wellness. work.
Angel Cornelius of Maison 276
Founder and CEO
Maison 276 is a nationally recognized and distributed beauty brand for middle-aged women that celebrates everyone’s unique version of beauty. They specifically address the naturally occurring changes in a woman’s maturing body with innovative, clean, and vibrant products that include hair care, body care, and skincare. Maison 276 is where your beauty lives.
Naomi Crellin of Storycraft LAB
Founder & CEO
Storycraft LAB is a creative startup that designs communicative experiential environments. Their work is both process and product – facilitating the development and shaping the delivery of creative strategies for the experiential industry. Through workshops, focus groups, and facilitated ideation, they help identify the narratives for exhibits, events, and conventions, that help messages resonate with audiences beyond a singular moment in time.
Gianne Doherty of Organic Bath Co.
Organic Bath Co. specializes in organic skin and body care their customers can feel good about using. Their award-winning bath and body line is clean, safe, effective, and easy to use. Organic Bath Co. is committed to advocating for health, wellness, and accessible, safe skincare.
Tammy Dowley-Blackman of Tammy Dowley-Blackman Group, LLC
Founder and CEO
Tammy Dowley–Blackman Group LLC focuses on building companies with an innovative approach to leadership and organizational development. With two decades of cross-sector experience, Tammy Dowley–Blackman offers a universal and knowledgeable opportunity for growth with consulting, leadership development, and actionable workforce solutions.
Betsy Guerra of Better with Betsy
Founder and CEO
Better with Betsy is a heart-centered private practice of competent professionals devoted to helping the community overcome adversity, transform their struggles into strengths, and become a better version of themselves. They offer coaching and psychotherapy, as well as innovative group programs that elevate participants’ self-worth, leadership skills, emotional intelligence, spirituality, healthy habits, and interpersonal relationships.
Marie Incontrera of Incontrera Consulting, LLC
Incontrera Consulting is a digital marketing and thought leadership company focused on helping individuals and small businesses leverage their big ideas in online spaces. Their services include social media consulting, podcast booking, podcast production, TEDx speaker consulting, general speaker consulting, graphic design, event PR coordination, and more.
Aimee Iverson of Rose City Sound
Rose City Sound is an event production company that specializes in high-quality and professional audio, video, and lighting services. They pride themselves on creating meaningful, lasting relationships with their clients and community. For over 80 years, Rose City Sound has dedicated itself to providing the very best products and services to each of its clients.
Faizun Kamal of The Franchise Pros
Founder & CEO
The Franchise Pros is a full-service franchise consulting and development firm. Within their two areas of expertise, they help their clients find the franchise business opportunity that is right for them, and they help business owners turn their existing business into a national franchised brand. Faizun Kamal, an award-winning franchise coach, nationally renowned public speaker, and best-selling author, encourages her clients to “…embrace chaos, fear, insecurity, and uncertainty as doorways of opportunity.”
Dr. Cindra Kamphoff of Mentally Strong Consulting, LLC
Mentally Strong Consulting is a coaching and training company that provides performance services and mental training to help athletes and professionals learn the tools and strategies to increase their mental toughness. They are committed to supporting high-performing individuals in developing a mindset that can pursue sustainable, peak performance. In high pressure and constantly changing world, they understand the need to build a mindset ready to face uncertainty and adapt to change.
Danielle McGee of Black Business Boom, LLC
Founder and CEO
Black Business Boom is a social enterprise with a mission to support small Black-owned businesses through digital marketing training and coaching, with a hands-on support approach. Their programs simplify the complexities of digital marketing and provide a roadmap for self-started business owners in tasks of building their online presence, increasing leads online, acquiring paying customers, understanding their audience, and more.
Amanda Mitchell of InTouch & Motion
InTouch & Motion is a psychotherapy and creative arts therapies practice that strives to produce an innovative, unique, and accepting environment for the healing process. They offer their clients a range of counseling and services, as well as creative, art-based tools for growth and celebration of Self. Their team of healers aims to find the right balance of support and opportunities to meet their client’s needs.
Mara Stoica of Dymaptic
Dymaptic creates software solutions for real-world problems. Specializing in Application Development, they offer result-oriented consulting related to Geographic Information System (GIS), off-the-shelf software, and software development. Dymaptic’s carefully crafted culture is based on their founding principles of excellence and honesty.
Ying Stoller of Ying's Kitchen, Inc.
Ying’s Kitchen is passionate about its mission of bringing healthy Asian meals to every American table. They manufacture and wholesale high-quality, easy-to-use Asian cooking products such as sauces, batter mixes, and cookbooks that are designed to make it easy to bring cultural flare to meals at home. They work hard to create high-quality products and services and include ingredients you can pronounce. Ying, the founder, has always said, “we believe Asian cooking doesn’t have to be complicated. With a few tips and tricks, anyone can do it!”
Sarah Suzuki of Chicago Compass Counseling, LLC
Owner and Founder
Chicago Compass Counseling (CCC) specializes in inclusive, evidence-based behavior change counseling. CCC connects individuals and organizations seeking solutions for self-destructive behavior with a team of specialized counselors that meet their specific needs. Their clients can expect restored integrity between values and actions, with the ultimate goal of unleashing their power to change.
Jandie Turner of Acuity Sports and Acuity Events
Acuity Events is a management company that provides full-service event management for corporations, associations, and nonprofits. Starting over 20 years ago as a golf event management business, Acuity Sports, a division of Acuity International, LLC, excels at creating world-class golf event experiences delivered with unparalleled professional client service.
Esther Wallace of Playa Society
Playa Society is a sport-inspired streetwear brand bridging the gap for women’s sports. They work to inspire athletes with products that reflect gender equality and social justice. Since 2018, Playa Society has created products that define female athlete culture, facilitate discussions around representation and recognition, and remind every woman that there is no limit to what she can achieve.
Precious Williams of Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC
Founder & CEO
Perfect Pitches by Precious is hired by top Fortune 500 tech and financial services companies to show them how to boldly bait, attract, and close on their most ideal prospects. Precious, a 13-time national elevator pitch champion, has appeared on Shark Tank, Forbes Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and as a corporate trainer for Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, the Federal Reserve Bank, and Intuit QuickBooks. Nobody does it better than the KillerPitchMaster and her team at Perfect Pitches by Precious, where they create killer sales pitches, elevator pitches, and investor pitches that #slayallcompetition.