Around the Network

We had so much going on with the 2016 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair, we barely had time to think about anything else. If you can relate, never fear: We’ve rounded up some great stories you might have missed in the last few weeks. Let’s keep that great conference momentum going!

Catch Up on Women Business News Around the U.S.

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  • In Entrepreneur Magazine’s “What If the Most Powerful People In Business Were Women?”, Sharon Bush imagines a world with better entrepreneurial success, more engaged employees, and more philanthropic efforts. That’s a vision we can get behind.
  • A Detroit-area mother is leading her community to create an eco-village, including a market for women-owned businesses. Fast Company’s Adele Peters explores the story in “These Vacant Lots in Detroit Are Turning Into an Eco-Village.
  • Brian Groom of The Financial Times looks at some of the ways that women are succeeding in business and some areas where we’re still behind men in “Gender Differences Emerge as Companies Grow.” Financial and cultural barriers, as well as different responsibilities, may shape women’s definition of ambition.

Stay Busy with WBENC RPOs

We look forward to the National Conference and Business Fair every year, but now that it is over, there are many regional events to attend to stay engaged:

  • Astra’s (Alaska, Northern California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington) STEAM Summit is July 7-8 in San Francisco, CA. Young women aged 12 to 17 team up to develop business concepts and learn more about launching their own companies. Parents get involved, too, in workshops designed to improve their mentorship skills.
  • The Center for Women & Enterprise, which serves most of New England, will house a Veterans Business Outreach Center as part of a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • The Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West is joining the Salt Lake City Women’s Business Center for an information session on July 12. WBE participants will hear about upcoming opportunities with the Utah Department of Transportation.
  • Remember: Always check WBENC’s Calendar of Events!

Recognizing and Welcoming WBEs

Do you have a recognition you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments! 


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Posted on July 8, 2016 and filed under Around the Network.