Welcome to the application form for two additional exciting initiatives hosted by the Women of Color Conference: the WOC Mentorships Program and the WOC Scholarships Program! Our Mentorship Sessions gives girls of color the ability to learn about their intended area of interest on a personal level with a WOC mentor, and our scholarship program offers $4000 for women of color to fund their initiatives and projects. We are having mentors and scholarships for the following categories: Entrepreneurship, Activism, Performing Arts, and STEM.
All Scholarships/Mentorships are funded by our sponsor: Boba Guys
WOC in Activism
The WOC in Activism Scholarship and Mentorship Program works to commend young WOC who have made significant strides within their communities. Everything from founding grassroots organizations to transforming them into global initiatives, our programs aim to further young activists in their mission to change the world.
WOC in Stem
Created to fuel students’ passions, the WOC in STEM Scholarships and Mentorships Program seeks to support and recognize dedicated young women pursuing a career in STEM. Our programs will guide and aid projects involving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
WOC in Performing
With dance, music, and drama, the performing arts industry would not be where it is today without the contributions of women of color. The WOC in Performing Arts Scholarship and Mentorship Program provides young girls of color the necessary resources to thrive as a passionate artist.
WOC in Business
It’s time to decode business. More than trim suits, pie charts, and Wall Street, business is a field for women too. Whether that be financial support or direct mentorship, the WOCC Entrepreneurship Scholarship encourages WOC to share their vision with the rest of the world.
WOC in Activism
Vanessa currently works for state Senator Connie M. Leyva who represents California’s 20th Senate District. She began her political career working for the late Senator Nell Soto and then proceeded to work for Congressman Joe Baca. She has worked on behalf of the Democratic National Committee as well as the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC) as a Finance Staff Member overseeing the successful implementation of the Democratic National Convention Finance Operation in Denver and Charlotte as well as the 2013 PIC Finance Operation. She has been a dedicated volunteer for a statewide non-profit, the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, and serves on the board of the Inland Empire Hispanic Leadership Council.
Mitzi Jonelle Tan
Mitzi Jonelle Tan is a climate justice activist based in Metro Manila, Philippines. She is the convenor and international spokesperson of Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP), the Fridays For Future (FFF) of the Philippines. She is also active in FFF International, advocating for climate justice and making sure that voices of Most Affected Peoples and Areas (MAPA)’s strikers are heard, amplified, and given space. She first became an activist in 2017 after integrating with indigenous leaders of her country which pushed her to realize that collective action and system change is what we need for a just and greener society.
WOC in STEM
Lilian Agyemang-yeboah is a Black female plastics engineer working in research and development. She has an Associates Degree in Engineering Science and a Bachelor’s in Plastics Engineering. She has worked in multiple industries ranging from Packaging, to Films, to Automotive, to now the Biotech/Pharma industry. Her passion is to inspire girls of color to not to give up and to push themselves.Growing p, she loved fixing things and always wanted to know why mechanisms work the way they do. She seeks to empower young females in STEM. Being a minority in this space, can be tough and intimidating, but Lilian wants to show that you don’t be alone in this process. Message from Lillian Hold fast, be resilient. You got this, Queen!”
WOC in Performing Arts
Eva Noblezada is a 2x Tony Nominated Actress and Grammy Winner. She began her professional career when she was just seventeen years old. Despite her impressive resume, Eva realized that her life’s mission wasn’t to be a Broadway Star — it was to to embark on a journey of self discovery and affirmation through conversations and experiences that life so freely gives, especially through art: spoken, performed, visual or musical. As a young woman of color, Eva is passionate about strengthening her energy field by surrounding herself with other WOC who share the same dreams, who aren’t afraid to feel deeply, love fiercely and speak loudly.
WOC in Business
Jade Darmawangsa is a social entrepreneur and current CEO at X8 media, an influencer marketing agency that works with tech platforms and civic movements. She also founded the incubator program CRE8, an organization that recruits and mentors early staged creators to generate jobs and stimulate entrepreneurship. Her initiatives/beliefs include:
1. Human centered influence
2. Wealth distribution in creator economy: the 20% solution
She recently worked on the “House Of US” TikTok House for 99 Problems campaign to encourage voters for Biden-Harris in 2020. She started the millennial entrepreneurship podcast The Raisn Brand in December 2017. With over 500k+ fans and followers, her personal brand focuses on social media growth and motivation. Receiving the “Creator on The Rise” feature on YouTube Trending Worldwide, her content exceeds 15 Million views via YouTube, TikTok and Instagram.