Social Venture Institute Women Virtual

Join us for a 2-day online program of True Confessions, interactive case studies, skill building workshops, peer learning and 1-on-1 consulting woven together with a somatic based approach. Support, uplift, and work together to eliminate barriers to equity and economic access for women and non-binary entrepreneurs.


Join us in June to hear True Confessions from Caryl Levine Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Lotus Foods, Inc in conversation with Konda Mason of Jubilee Justice and Chrystel Cornelius the President & CEO of the Oweesta Corporation!

  • Learn from Chrystel Cornelius the President & CEO of the Oweesta Corporation, a national Native CDFI intermediary, and a leader in Indigenous economic development.
  • Be inspired by Caryl Levine Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Lotus Foods, Inc in conversation with Konda Mason of Jubilee Justice on the audacious goal to change how rice is grown around the world and business as a moral imperative.
  • Interactive case studies, skill building workshops, peer learning and 1-on-1 consulting woven together with a somatic based approach.

This gathering addresses the specific needs of women and non-binary leaders including Black, Indigenous, Queer, Latinx and all change-driven people.



This year our case study presenters include:

Dominique Waters, a trailblazing entrepreneur, founder, designer, and CEO of Ziva Naseer, a luxury brand that specializes in unique and one-of-a-kind mosaic handbags. With a passion for creativity and a keen eye for design, Dominique has turned her love for refurbishing vintage handbags into a thriving business that has gained attention from fashion lovers around the world.


Megan Sheldon is the co-founder of Be Ceremonial, the world’s first guided ceremony app and online community. Be Ceremonial inspires and empowers people to create their own ceremonies across the life cycle, with a focus on grief, loss and end of life. As a Cultural Mythologist, Secular Celebrant and End of Life Doula, Megan is also striving to change the cultural conversation around death and dying.


Interactive skill-building workshops feature experienced entrepreneurs who have mastered best practices. These workshops offer a deep dive into a range of topics including from business strategy, marketing, and personal leadership, to justice, equity, and inclusion training. Workshops this year include:

Breaking Cycles & Moving out of Survival Mode – with Amrita Ahuja of Groundwork

Financial Empowerment Workshop: Unlocking the Secrets to Thriving Business Finances with Jacinthe Koddo of Koddo & Co. Consulting Inc.

Location: Virtual

Dates: June 14, 2023 - June 16, 2023