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Dreaming Up Success: Dolcezza’s Story | Women of Fire Fireside Chat Series


Event Details

Date: October 21, 2021

Start Time: 2:00 PM EDT

End Time: 3:00 PM EDT

Location: Zoom Webinar

How do you grow your passion into a unique and profitable business that stays true to your values and motivations? For travel lover Violeta Edelman, one epic adventure across South America inspired her and husband Robb Duncan to combine their love for coffee and gelato to build the beloved, family-owned D.C. company we know today: Dolcezza.

Join us in this Women of Fire Fireside Chat for an exciting conversation with Violeta. We will explore how Dolcezza scaled their business into a team of 100 employees, six retail shops, one production facility and a wholesale program that includes 100 restaurants, and 2500 grocery stores nationwide.

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About the Speaker

Violeta grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina and her love of gelato is strongly influenced by her Argentine roots. Violeta attended American University where she studied communications. She started her career in production working in television and documentaries at National Geographic. In 2004, Violeta co-founded Dolcezza along her husband Robb Duncan. She currently serves as Dolcezza’s CEO, leading a team of 200 employees. Violeta comes from a long lineage of feminists, a strong supporter of women, she recently completed the James Beard Foundation Women Entrepreneurial Leadership program. Violeta lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and 3 daughters.

About the Enterprising Women of Color DMV Business Center

The Enterprising Women of Color District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia (DMV) Business Center (Center) fosters and supports a small business ecosystem for women of color in the National Capital Region. The Center’s robust business services—including financial capital, business advisory services, and networking support—are dedicated to supporting the growth and resiliency of our clients. This Center is powered by Wacif, which has served women entrepreneurs of color since 1987, and is made possible through a partnership with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)Reach out to get started on your entrepreneurial journey.