Resilience & Raising Capital: How To Be An Ally And Advocate In The Venture Capital Space with Serial Entrepreneur and Tech Founder Sevetri Wilson Guilty Privilege

Resilience & Raising Capital: How To Be An Ally And Advocate In The Venture Capital Space with Serial Entrepreneur and Tech Founder Sevetri Wilson

In this episode, Amber Cabral sits down with Sevetri Wilson, a serial entrepreneur, tech founder of Resilia, author of Resilient, and ultimate wealth creator. Sevetri has raised millions in the venture capital space where Black Women have been woefully unrepresented, and in this episode, she talks to Amber about her own experience raising capital and what we can do to make the venture capital space more equitable.

Join Sevetri as she shares powerful insights and useful tips on how to raise capital as a Black Woman. She also talks about the inspiration behind her new book Resilient, how resilience played a key role in her legacy building, and allyship advocating in the venture capital space.


  • Sevetri’s top tips for Black Women raising capital for their business
  • How we can make the venture capital space more equitable for Black Women
  • Sevetri’s book Resilient (2021) and what resilience means to her
  • The role resilience played in Sevetri’s journey in venture capital
  • The importance of legacy building, especially for Black Women
  • The keys to being a good friend and a good businesswoman
  • A privilege Sevetri refuses to feel guilty about


“The thing about being an ally or being an advocate is when you take the action, it encourages others to take the action. This is what allyship advocacy is about. It's using the power you have to be able to influence the change you want to see.” - Amber Cabral

“When I think about the word resilient — I think about my family, my grandmother who raised us, my mother and the challenges that she faced and overcame, and my own journey — the journey of my community in New Orleans, to rebounding after years and continuously rebounding. I am resilient. And even though I don't want to have to be every day when I need to be, I am.” – Sevetri Wilson

“I like the word resilient because it connotes that I already exist with it. It's not a thing I have to build or practice or learn. Resilience feels like it's innate.”  – Amber Cabral


Sevetri Wilson

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Amber Cabral

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Say More About That: ...And Other Ways to Speak Up, Push Back, and Advocate for Yourself and Others -

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