Shelly Bell

CEO & Founder
Black Girl Ventures & Beacon DC

Shelly Bell, Ecosystem Builder and founder of Black Girl Ventures (BGV), a social enterprise dedicated to creating access to capital for Black/Brown women founders. As well as Beacon DC, the D.C. Women Founders Initiative, a public-private partnership to support women entrepreneurs. She is the Google Digital Coach for DC - named Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 by Technically DC and one of the Top 40 New Power Women in Tech by DCA Live (2017). She is among the nation's most sought community organizers, motivational speakers and hosts in the Washington, DC Metro area. With a background is performance poetry, K-12 education and Computer Science she vibrates her passion for community building by helping women entrepreneurs amplify their voices, own their lane and increase profit.

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