a diverse network of  women in pursuit of racial equity

We are a startup in the professional women's space with a specific focus on racial equity. Our goal is to build a racially diverse network of women, coming together for the common mission of tackling the racial wealth gap.

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Our Vision

A Network with Purpose

In the US, our personal networks are very racially homogenous. On average 83% of Black people's friends are Black and 91% of white people's friends are white. Our personal networks are core to finding jobs, staying in jobs, accessing professional resources, and building empathy and understanding, but there's a chasm across racial lines and not enough opportunities to work together.

Level was born from the idea that by working together toward the common cause of investing in women and racial equity, we can both serve the cause and build authentic cross-racial relationships, leading to a unique and robust network of women.

Women's Equity Circles

By joining Level, you gain access to 8-week Women's Equity Circles, diverse cohorts of women focused on learning together and investing our money and expertise in Black women entrepreneurs.


Build a Uniquely Diverse Network

Cultivate relationships with a talented & racially diverse group of women across industries.


Learn investing & access a pipeline of black women boldly impacting their communities. 


Take Action for Racial Equity

Discuss racial equity & make a meaningful impact by investing in black women entrepreneurs.



Looking for investors or in-kind expertise? 

Level members can join Women's Equity Circles and make financial and in-kind investments in Black female-identifying entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs pursuing racial justice. If you are interested in pitching to a Women's Equity Circle, request an application at the link below.

Criteria to apply: Black woman founder, at least 6-months of customer data, generating revenue, impressive teams in attractive markets.



Meet The Team

Nikoa Milton


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Jenny Tolan


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The 8-week pilot was an eye-opening time, and I am extremely grateful for it. It was a beam of light during a really dark period, and I always looked forward to the honest conversations and challenging myself. Level's impact will be felt for years to come - not many groups can say that - and the investment we made and will continue to make into Black entrepreneurs is inspiring.

Tiara Budd Ramos, Manager, Diversity & Inclusion,

Talent & Culture, NBC Universal

To find out more, please email us at hello@levelleaders.com.