2023 Breaking Barriers to Capital Access

Breaking Barriers 2023

Event Details


October 25, 2023 12 PM - 6 PM PDT


Toussaint Bailey

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Uplifting Capital

Nikki Barua

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Beyond Barriers

Cornelia Cheng (MODERATOR)

Managing Director, Western Region
MGG Investment Group

Iman Cotton

Loan Officer
Momentus Capital/CDC Small Business Finance

Herschel Frierson

Chairman, NABA Inc., the National Association of Black Accounts
Principal, Crowe LLP

Monica Marquez

Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer
Beyond Barriers

Kahlil Reid (MODERATOR)

Managing Partner
Numa Wayne Capital Advisors

Virgil Roberts

Chairman, African American Board Leadership Institute
Managing Partner, Bobbitt & Roberts

Nilza Serrano

Board Member, Latino Corp Board Directors Association
CEO, Serrano & Associates

Registration Closes 3 Business Days in Advance Of Event (10/20/23)


Although ACG Los Angeles cannot create investment vehicles to invest directly in minority- and women-owned businesses, we can build infrastructure to enable the marketplace of business leaders and capital mechanisms to connect. At Breaking Barriers to Capital Access, ACG Los Angeles helps the community by building people infrastructure, information infrastructure, and knowledge infrastructure.

Join us to help break the barriers that historically have existed for women- and minority-led businesses to access capital­—be it private equity, venture capital, loans, etc. This exclusive ACG Los Angeles event, hosted by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, will include lunch, key discussions, and plenty of time for women and minority business owners to network with private equity, investment banking representatives, and service providers.


$185 ACG Member | $250 ACG Non-member

ACG Los Angeles is an ally to women-owned and minority-owned business enterprise and offers a discounted rate for eligible executives. USE DISCOUNT CODE 2023LAXBB-BUSINESS at registration to receive the following rate:

$37 ACG Member |  $50 ACG Non-member

>>>Learn More about Sponsorship Opportunities here!

Event Materials

Hosted Valet Parking available in front of the hotel with entrance on Centinela. Just mention ACG.  Event will be in the Pacifica Ballroom (3rd Floor).