You are invited to attend “Conversations that Count,” a WBENC Women of Color Series. All WOC WBEs and non-certified WOC Entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend this outreach and development program.

The WBENC Women of Color Program is pleased to bring you Conversations that Count, a self-development series facilitated by Dr. Cheryl Polote-Williamson. This series is designed for business leaders and entrepreneurs who are eager to improve their mindset to effectively execute their visions while building a purpose filled personal brand and balanced life. The workshops in this series are interactive and formatted to be a safe and communal space that encourages community and relationship building with attendees of each session. If you are looking to develop as a leader while getting to know other entrepreneurs, this program is for you!

Workshops in the Conversations that Count Series

*Please feel free to register for as many sessions as you would like to attend*

Mindset Matters | Fri, April 22, 2 – 3 PM ET

The Mindset Matters session will kick-off our Conversations that Count Series and will take you on a journey through mastering your mindset to live the life of your dreams both personally and professionally. During this interactive session you will learn to shift and transform your mindset.

Individuals who attend this session will receive the book Affirmed by Dr. Cheryl Polote-Williamson after the session.

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Dream, Plan, Do 2022 Vision Board | Fri, May 20, 2 – 4 PM ET

During the Dream, Plan, Do 2022 Vision Board workshop participants will create effective vision boards. As entrepreneurs, it is vital to know where you want to go and what you want to accomplish. Participants will walk away with not only a vision board but a vision board that gets results.

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Standing in Your Purpose | Fri, June 24, 2 – 3 PM ET

During the Standing in Your Purpose workshop, participants will receive 3-Keys to help you discover your purpose. Standing in Your Purpose is not difficult; in fact, your purpose is inside of you waiting to be discovered.  To stand in your purpose you must first understand how to discover your purpose. If you are looking to know discover and stand in your purpose, this session is for you!

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(RESCHEDULED FROM JULY 15) Build Your Personal Brand as a Business Leader | Fri, July 29, 2 – 3 PM ET

During the Build Your Personal Brand as a Business Leader workshop, attendees will learn 3-key components of building a solid personal brand and receive a personal brand template. The purpose of creating a personal brand is to truly understand your unique qualities and this brand should be a direct reflection of your skills, values, and beliefs. Join us to learn how to develop your brand message and create an image that defines your vision.

Individuals who attend this session will receive the book The Art of Influence by Dr. Cheryl Polote-Williamson after the session.

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Self-Care Matters | Fri, Aug 19, 2 – 3 PM ET

During the Self Care Matters workshop, participants will receive the 5 Keys to Self -Care and how to implement a self-care plan. Are you looking to improve your work life balance and learn how to overcome imposter syndrome; this workshop is designed for you! By the end of the workshop, attendees will learn to create and implement a self-care plan that works and get results.

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Who Should Participate?

As an outreach and development program, the WBENC Women of Color program is open to all women business owners, including WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises and those not yet certified.

If you are a female entrepreneur, but not yet certified by WBENC, attending a Women of Color program event is a great way to get a taste of the network.

We also invite all allies of women of color business owners to participate, including Corporate Members, WBEs or other partners.



Cheryl Polote-Williamson

Soul Reborn | Founder and CEO

Dr. Cheryl Polote-Williamson is a highly sought-after transformational speaker, nationally acclaimed multi best-selling author, award winning executive producer and filmmaker, global business leader, visionary, philanthropist, brand influencer, purpose connection coach, editor-in-chief of Cheryl Magazine and most importantly, a true servant leaderCheryl has utilized her God given gifts and talents to master the art of influence and she takes pride in teaching others how to do the same.

As a transformational speaker with unbelievable transparency and candor, Williamson’s speeches captivate and motivate audiences to release self-doubt, walk in power and thrive in purpose. Earlier this year, she was honored to serve as the Convocation Keynote Speaker at Shaw University’s Founder’s Day ceremony.

Polote-Williamson is the embodiment of what it means to have a servant’s heart. In 2018, she founded Soul Reborn, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that educates individuals and communities on the positive impact of business creation. Since it’s inception, Soul Reborn has supported more than 4,500 disenfranchised, underserved and previously incarcerated women. Most recently, her philanthropic efforts garnered the attention of the White House, adding the President’s Lifetime Service award to her growing list of awards and accomplishments.  Cheryl’s philanthropic efforts have also been recognized by the state of Ohio, where she received a Proclamation for philanthropy. Also, Rosemary’s Babies, an Ohio home for teen moms, named a gallery in Cheryl’s honor.  Additionally, Cheryl serves her community through affiliations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated (Alpha Xi Omega Chapter), The Links Incorporated (Mid Cities Chapter) and Black Women in Media.

Through her dedication and commitment to excellence in global business leadership, Cheryl graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, which helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunities by providing access to education, capital, and support services. Additionally, she holds Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) certifications.  Cheryl’s influence in business has placed her in the position to impact change in the lives of thousands.  Through that influence, Cheryl has launched thriving online communities that have inspired an upwards of 500 authors, volunteers, entrepreneurs, and fellow philanthropists.

About the WBENC Women of Color Program

The Women of Color Program is an outreach and development program designed to build and strengthen a dynamic ecosystem for women of color entrepreneurs. WBENC launched the Women of Color Program in 2017 to create an effective and successful business ecosystem designed to engage, advise and drive the growth of women of color women-owned businesses. Since then, hundreds of women entrepreneurs have attended in-person and virtual sessions at WBENC events, designed to address the challenges faced by many women of color business owners and provide resources and programming to address those challenges.