Making Washington, D.C. the most Inclusive City in the U.S. for Women Entrepreneurs

How BEACON is connecting women entrepreneurs to social and financial resources through public-private partnerships.

Listen to the GroundBreakers Podcast featuring Aerica Banks, the Co-Founder of BEACON, at this link.

To learn more about BEACON D.C., please visit their website:

Focus Areas

  • Advancing Gender Equity
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental Impact
  • Expanding Opportunities for Youth
  • Holistic Education
  • Holistic Public Health
  • Increasing Capacities in the Informal Economy
  • Integrated Health Care
  • Livelihood Strategies and Employment Generation
  • Maternal Health
  • Modern Slavery
  • Public-Private-People Partnerships
  • Refugee Rights
  • Technology and Social Impact
  • Transportation as Upward Mobility
  • Waste Collection
  • Geography

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