The WBENC team is an active group. When we’re not planning events, managing programs, or assisting WBEs and Corporate Members, you will often find us out and about at area events and conferences to network, promote WBENC, and support women entrepreneurs.
Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve been up to this fall!
See full details and links for more information below the slideshow.
- Candace Waterman and Lindsey All attended the EXCELerate Women’s Business Summit presented by our Regional Partner Organization WBEC South.
- Candace Waterman and Vaughn Ferris greeted attendees at the inaugural Tuck-WBENC Strategic Growth Program, presented by IBM. Learn more about the program and meet the inaugural graduating class.
- David Gifford-Robinson participated in a panel on discussion at the JCPenney Diverse Supplier Summit in Plano, Texas with Neeraj Shah, President/CEO of supplier.io, and Jorge Corral, Managing Partner with Accenture. The panelists discussed how supplier diversity efforts have an impact on the economy through economic activity, job creation, and community engagement. This was a great example of JCPenney working with national and local organizations to collaborate to grow diverse spend. The event was attended by the CEO, CFO and CPO of JCPenney, as well as other senior leaders, demonstrating the company’s commitment to diversity. Read more about JCPenney's Supplier Diversity Program.
- Pamela Prince-Eason and Andrew Gaeckle with Robert Half champion Kathleen Trimble, gearing up for an amazing program for WBENC-Certified WBEs. Learn more about Robert Half's commitment to supplier diversity.
- Hannah Brown attended a networking and community building event for female founders in Washington, D.C. The JustWomen event was sponsored by Justworks, an HR organization, and featured a Q&A with two women entrepreneurs.
- On behalf of our RPO Astra Women’s Business Alliance, Andrew Gaeckle attended the CPUC / Pacific Corp Redding Small/Diverse Business Expo in Redding, California. The CPUC regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies in California. The event provided a great educational opportunity about California General Order 156, which outlines program guidelines to promote utility recruitment and use of women and minority-owned businesses.
- Pamela Prince-Eason participated in “The Bigger Discussion V” panel with presidents of diversity councils at the NMSDC Conference & Opportunity Exchange in Detroit.
- At the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Global Conference & Pitch Competition, Andrew Gaeckle announced that entrepreneur Hannah Kraebel will be accepted into the WBENC Student Entrepreneur Program in 2018. WBENC selected a female student who advanced to the final round of event’s pitch competition to participate in the 2018 SEP program.
- Mia Delano represented WBENC at Ericsson’s annual Supplier Diversity MatchMaker Event. Ericsson is one of WBENC’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises and we love supporting those who support WBEs! Read more about Ericsson's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Andrew Gaeckle, Pamela Prince-Eason, and Lindsey All kick-off the inaugural WBENC Energy Executive Program in Louisiana. Read more about EEP.
Read the latest Message from the President blog post for more insights on what we’ve been up to this fall and what we’re looking forward to in the coming months. And follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates!