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The Tuck-WBENC Executive Program:
Building a High-Performing Business
Brought to you by
IBM

The 2013 Tuck-WBENC Executive Program, brought to you by IBM will be held October 6 – 11, 2013 at the IBM Dolce Palisades facility in Palisades, NY.

Program Description for Building a High-Performing Business
The Tuck-WBENC Executive Exchange Program is an intensive, five-day executive development program for WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs). It is an intensive learning experience that focuses primarily on increasing the competitive advantage and robustness of the participant's own business. Up to 50 WBE attendees will form a learning community that will continue to provide a source of support, expertise, opportunities, and strategic alliances long after graduation.

This general management program is designed to help WBEs that are beyond the startup phase to assess, improve and grow their businesses. To survive and prosper in today's fast-moving, highly volatile business climate, WBEs must ensure they have all the essential components of a highly integrated business, such as:
 
• Clear and focused strategy
• Superior value
• Optimal core business processes
• Motivated and empowered staff
• Carefully managed relationships for long-term success
 
Tuck is the nation's oldest graduate school of business and renowned for the quality of its teaching and the degree to which it fosters collaborative learning, inclusion, and community. It is designed to make a big difference in how owners think about and operate their businesses when they return from the program. The primary case study is the participant's own business. Collaborative learning groups apply the tools they have learned to assess and improve their businesses, using the same diagnostic and strategy-implementation approaches that external consultants would use.

Testimonials
"The Tuck Executive program was transformational on so many levels. The experience challenges you, both personally and professionally, thus prompting you to seek deeper understanding of your business from marketing, sales, financial and socially impactful views. The content and instruction far exceeded my expectations. I know my company will grow exponentially and the friendships and accountability partners I have gained from the class will no doubt be further reason for our forthcoming growth. Your business cannot afford to miss this class." - Britanie Olvera, CEO, Building Team Solutions

"The Tuck-WBENC Executive Program was the most amazing and rewarding educational and networking experience I have had. As a business owner with 12 years under my belt, I thought I had the majority of the management, organizational, and leadership principles under control prior you my arrival. On day 1, I quickly realized that I needed this reality check for not just my business but for me personally. I am so blessed to have attended this program and it will be the turning point for me and my business. By the end of the program, I knew I was ready and positioned for strategic growth. The professors were simply outstanding; all are global leaders that provide the insights and techniques to take my company IME Inc. to the next level. Thank you, WBENC!" - Twyla Garrett, President & CEO, Investment Management Enterprise, Inc.

Recap: Class of 2012
The first week of October 2012 brought together a dynamic group of women business owners with the world-class faculty of Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business and IBM, one of America's Top Corporations for WBEs. In its tenth year, the one-week program continues to demonstrate tremendous impact on WBEs and their strategic growth. 

Held at the IBM Learning Center conference facility in Armonk, NY, IBM hosted the program and brought key staff from procurement, supplier diversity and marketing to network with the group throughout the week. WBENC extends a special thank you to IBM for their continued support of their program and providing stellar corporate representation: Fran O'Sullivan, Patrice Knight, Linda Cantwell, Michael Robinson, Sherry Robison and Denise Evans.

Who Should Attend
Applicants must be WBENC-Certified owners with three to five years of experience running a business and have $300,000+ in annual sales.

Program Fee
The cost of the program is $3,750 for WBENC-Certified WBEs. To review the cancellation policy, please see the application for further details.

How to Apply
Complete the application and email it to tuck@wbenc.org by August 5, 2013.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Contact Lindsay Olzerowicz at 202-872-5515, ext. 8102 or LOlzerowicz@wbenc.org for information about Tuck-WBENC sponsorship opportunities.

2013 Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor/Facilities Underwriter:
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: IBM Corporation
"IBM has been the proud presenting sponsor of the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program since its inception in 2003. This program, hosted by IBM at our Armonk Executive Conference Center, clearly demonstrates our commitment to WBENC and to the WBE community. The IBM Armonk Executive Conference Center provides a learning environment that is conducive to this intensive learning experience for women business owners." 
 
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Collaborative Learning
The professors clarify the most complicated business models into understandable forms. The classroom has a wonderful energy that is vibrant and interactive. Walking away from the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program with so much knowledge inspires you to grow! –Mary Jo Gaumer, President and CEO, Cablelinks
World-Class Faculty and One-On-One Consultation
I am so glad I finally made the time to attend the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program. The seasoned faculty from the Tuck Business School did a superb job of imparting knowledge and challenging us to think about our businesses in ways we have never done before.
–Cynthia F. Towers, Esq., President and CEO, Juristaff, Inc.
Superior Execution
This program will definitely help my business not only to run more efficiently but take my business to the next level. The Tuck curriculum has given me the outlines for success and demonstrated how to put them into practice.
–Olsa Martini, President and CEO, OLSA Resources
Better Decision Making
By day three, I had a huge "Ah-Ha" moment when I realized there might be a better and more efficient way to structure my business. I got goose-bumps in class, and I will be taking the idea back to my advisers and my team to work the logistics. I am thrilled I attended!
–Sharon McRill, President, The Betty Brigade