C200 Champion Program

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 Our 2021 CHAMPION Cohort!

Patience Brown of The Blackstone Group

Patience Brown of The Blackstone Group

Founder/CEO

The Blackstone Group is a woman and veteran-owned program and project management firm specializing in real estate and capital construction. Patience and her team offer a full range of management and support services for construction, space planning, business, technology, and real estate. The Blackstone Group works as your strategic partner but protects you like family.

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Lisa Carter of Drinkwater Productions

Lisa Carter of Drinkwater Productions

CEO

Drinkwater Marketing offers brand, digital, and event marketing strategies to increase the digital footprint for brands looking to reach new and existing customers. Drinkwater Marketing thinks with a digital-first mindset while using your authentic voice and building trusted relationships with your consumers.

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Labrescia Dawson of Dawson's Management

Labrescia Dawson of Dawson's Management

CEO

Dawson's Management specializes in tailored solutions and strategies for corporate, commercial, and government clients. Their mission-critical solutions include asset management, general management, construction management, facilities support services, and logistics.

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Shamika Godley of S. Godley Architects

Shamika Godley of S. Godley Architects

Founding Principal | CEO

S. Godley Architects is an 8(a), MDOT-certified Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise specializing in professional Architecture, interior design, project management, and construction administration. They have been in business for 12 years, addressing their customer’s needs. E & G Consulting focuses on new construction and complex renovation work.

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Pamela Jones of CharBoy's

Pamela Jones of CharBoy's

President and Chief Executive Officer

CharBoy's is a manufacturer and supplier of high-quality gourmet sauces and seasonings. CharBoy's Sauces are a great option for chargrilling, marinating, or cooking your favorite dish. CharBoy's products are lower in sodium and sugar than most major brands in its category. The variety of CharBoy's gourmet sauces brings unique flavors to entrees while still being the healthier alternative.

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Ivy Lawson of Logwood Company

Ivy Lawson of Logwood Company

Founder & CEO

Ivy Lawson, a Black mom, started beekeeping and producing her own organic honey. After being dismayed by the toxic chemical-laden products her family was using, she started to infuse her honey into her self-made haircare, skincare, toothpaste, and deodorant products. Soon after, Ivyees was born! Ivyees offers a variety of personal care products made with raw honey that are 100% natural and organic.

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Hilda Mera of S&A Auto Repair

Hilda Mera of S&A Auto Repair

Co-Founder/CEO

S&A Auto Repair is a family-owned business that provides much more than just honest and professional auto services, like mechanical, electrical, and diagnostics. S&A Auto Repair and CEO, Hilda Mera, are committed to empowering women through their educational auto workshops.

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Krystle Rodriguez of Hodgepodge Coffeehouse

Krystle Rodriguez of Hodgepodge Coffeehouse

Founder

Hodgepodge Coffeehouse is a Black woman-owned business born in Atlanta. As an independent coffeehouse, Hodgepodge specializes in craft coffee and scratch-baked goods. The goal of Hodgepodge is to create a space that fosters community and inclusivity. "Food and coffee is our bread and butter, but community is our heart and soul."

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Nancy Sabino of SabinoCompTech

Nancy Sabino of SabinoCompTech

CEO/Co-Founder

SabinoCompTech is a Security and Compliance focused Outsourced IT Department. Small Businesses need advice, guidance, help, and tools just like big businesses, and that's what SabinoCompTech offers for a predictable monthly price! They take care of all aspects of IT so their clients can focus on their business and their employees can focus on their clients.

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Dina Samson of Superfine Pizza

Dina Samson of Superfine Pizza

Co-Founder

Superfine Pizza is a chef-driven, produce-focused pizza concept with an experienced ownership team, guided by a set of Core Values. Superfine feeds people with their delicious pizza. They support their team through accountable leadership and mentoring. And they support their communities through campaigns that focus on food insecurity and mental wellness.

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Cristiane Taylor of Healthy Eating on the Go

Cristiane Taylor of Healthy Eating on the Go

Founder

As a mom, businesswoman, and wife, Cristiane Taylor was always on the go and struggled with finding quick and healthy snacks with quality nutritional ingredients that were high in fiber and protein. That's when she created Healthy Eating On the Go, protein and granola bars made with all-natural ingredients that have more than 5 grams of fiber, are high in protein, and are only sweetened with honey. They focus on creating clean bars that are safe to be consumed by anyone in the family while on the go.

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Tamara Thomas of Hidden Levels

Tamara Thomas of Hidden Levels

Founder-Owner

Hidden Levels is a woman minority-owned construction remodeling firm with 25 years of experience in the industry. Some of the services provided include demolition, carpentry, concrete, drywall, electrical, flooring, masonry, painting, insurance restoration, and 24-hour on-call service.

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Ann Williams of R & A Movers

Ann Williams of R & A Movers

CEO

R & A Movers, Inc. began in 1987, with a simple concept to provide quality moving services at affordable rates. R & A Movers offers logistics relocation and transport moving services. They offer climate-controlled commercial warehousing, government contract servicing, and internal and external moving.

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Courtney Williamson of AbiliLife

Courtney Williamson of AbiliLife

Founder and CEO

AbiliLife is a medical device company with products to improve the posture, balance, and quality of life for neuromuscular and elderly patients. Their first product, the Calibrace+, is an orthotic back brace designed to improve posture and balance by mechanically lifting their shoulders up and back.

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Robyn Younger of Younger Days Childcare & Development Center

Robyn Younger of Younger Days Childcare & Development Center

Founder

Younger Days Childcare and Development Center provides full family support services and ensures early learning readiness skills are mastered by the time children enter kindergarten. Their project-based program aims to improve opportunities for higher education, greater career choices, wealth generation, and overall quality of life.

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