Consulting Color

We are a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

We provide, for 100% FREE, a network of consultative resources and services to women of color-led businesses to help them grow and thrive. Our mentorship, incubator, and accelerator programs are designed by women, are women-led, and are women-focused.


The 100% FREE mentorship program is for all participants. Each mentee is assigned a professional mentor in their industry of interest. This mentor coaches the mentee and helps them excel in either the incubator or accelerator program. Additionally, they are evaluated at predetermined intervals to ensure they are keeping their commitment to themselves and the program.


The 100% FREE incubator program is designed for women of color-led businesses between the ages of 25 and 35 who have either just started or been in business for at least 1 to 5 years. Participants and their assigned mentors are provided guidance in taking their idea and launching a business. We can help you with drafting a business plan, bookkeeping, financial planning, marketing, market
research, business capability, and business maturity analysis.


The 100% FREE accelerator program is designed for women of color-led businesses between the ages of 35 to 45 who have had an established business for at least 5 to 10 years. Participants are engaged in a multitude of activities that are  geared toward growing and reviving their business Participants establish foundational knowledge about the people, processes, and technology that are at the operational core of any business.

100% free

Unlike other programs, we will never charge you for our consulting and mentoring services. Our mandate is to support the growth of women-of-color-owned businesses, for free: no gimmicks or sales pitches. 

Meet our Team

Danielle Shingieti
President, CEO, Mentor, Founder

Danielle Shingieti is the founder of Consulting Color. She is a mother to a 2-year-old daughter and a graduate of George Mason University (Information Technology). She has worked in the Service Delivery industry for over 20 years. Focusing her early career in early childhood education and once graduating from university switching to Information Technology Service Management. She is actively pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Howard University, graduating in 2024.

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Donnella Pearson
Board Member, Mentor, Co-Founder

Donnella Pearson is a single mom of two and a graduate from Stratford University with a diploma in Advanced Culinary Arts. She has worked in the Service Delivery industry for 20 years. She started in the early childhood education industry then shifted to the culinary arts. She has had multiple features on NBC 4 news representing herself and Stratford University and has competed in several competitions, including the Giant USO BBQ winning in 2017.

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Christopher Wells
Board Member, Mentor, Co-Founder

Mr.Wells prides himself on helping others define their purposes in life and reach their career goals. He graduated with a double major with focuses in Criminal Justice and Government Intelligence Studies from Fayetteville State University, an historically black college (HBCU). Christopher is a private airplane pilot and virtual college mentor with Learning Wells LLC. He has 10 years of experience mentoring K-12 youth, primarily in reading and writing comprehension.

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Danielle Shingieti

CEO, Mentor

Founder, Board President

Donnella Pearson

VP HR, Mentor

Co-Founder, Board Member

Christopher Wells

VP Marketing, Mentor

Co-Founder, Board Member

proudly black-owned and operated!

Our Partners

The Solomon Northup Foundation, (SNF) was created and is operated by descendants of Solomon Northup. They are "Keeping the Flame Burning" on their ancestor and other African Americans experiences during the slavery era and continues in the United States of America, which promises, but does practice equality for all.

A wealth of experience

Our experienced mentors have worked with entrepreneurs across a variety of businesses, including but not limited to: Bakeries, Artistry (Web Design, Commissioned Art, NFTs, Online Streaming, Online Influencing) Day Care Center, Child Care Provides, Technical (Cybersecurity, Service Desk, IT Support), Quality & Compliance (ISO 9001:2015, CMMI-SVC ML2 with SAM)

We would love to hear about your next great idea, your budding start-up, your mom-and-pop shop ready to expand. Whatver your business is, we can help you grow and expand it - all for free!

"Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them."

- Madam CJ Walker

“If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.”

- Beyonce Knowles

“I always believed that when you follow your heart or your gut, when you really follow the things that feel great to you, you can never lose, because settling is the worst feeling in the world.”

- Rihanna