A curated list of articles, news stories, and perspectives from entrepreneurs we think you might find interesting from around the WBENC network.
WBEs Making News
- Lydia Michael, WBE and President and Owner of Blended Collective, shares how (and why!) it’s more important than ever to strengthen your diversity and inclusion values.
- How WBENC-Certified Women-Owned Businesses Are Responding to COVID-19 – Partnering, Pivoting & Supporting
- Dr. Fiona Jamison, Owner & CEO of WBENC-Certified Spring International, shares why it’s important to lead with empathy, openness and sincerity.
- Stories from the Field: How these WBENC-Certified Women-Owned Businesses Are Responding to COVID-19
- WBENC-Certified VirtualZ Computing brings innovation to mainframe computers with cloud technology and software as a service.
Corporate Members In the News
- Coffee With Corporates: Q&A with Angel Colón of The Kroger Co.
- Wells Fargo and WBENC Partner to Present New Executive Education Program for Certified Women-Owned Businesses
- PepsiCo’s The Stacy’s Rise Project is offering a $10,000 grant to 15 women-owned businesses. Applications due June 1, 2020.
- Randstand, the Adecco Group, and Manpower Group partnered to create The Practical Guide to a Safe Restart, a guide to support business recovery and operational continuity efforts around the world.
- American Express has established Stand for Small, a coaltion of more than 40 companies that have come together to provide meaningful support to small businesses as they navigate the impacts of COVID-19.
- An investment of $2.5 million from Verizon is making it possible for LISC to begin offering critical relief and resiliency-building support to small businesses facing immediate financial threat because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Goldman Sachs has committed $550 million to support communities and small businesses, including $500 million in emergency loans to small businesses across the country.
- JPMorgan Chase is committing $8 million to assist small business vulnerable to significant economic hardships in the U.S., China and Europe.
- Google is giving small businesses worldwide $340 million in ad credits for Google Ads. Small business who have become active advertisers since the beginning of 2019 will see a credit notification appear in the next few months. Learn more and visit Google’s resource center for small businesses.
- PwC’s team of specialists collaborated to create a digital assessment to help you understand the potential impact of COVID-19 to your business and gauge your readiness to respond.
- Microsoft is offering a free 6-month trial of Office 365, including Microsoft Teams, in the response to the increased need for employees to work from home. Accenture has set up a Microsoft Teams Rapid Resource Center to help you get up and running.
Media Partner News
- BEQ Pride: Molly Lenore. Co-founder of WBENC-Certified MOEY Inc., joins SAGE Board of Directors.
- MBE Magazine: 5 Strategies to Help Your Business Survive a Recession
- WEUSA: Survive Or Thrive? How To Reskill Your Team, insights from Monica Kang, founder and CEO, WBENC-Certified InnovatorsBox LLC
- Enterprising Women: 5 ways to help during the pandemic
- Diversity Professional: Read the latest issue.
- Professional WOMEN’s Magazine: Read the latest issue.
- In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we have collected a few helpful self-care strategies and resources to help manage the stress of COVID-19.
- COVID-19 Resources for Women-Owned Businesses.
- Check out WBENC’s newest round-up blog series: Feel Good Friday, weekly inspiration to put a smile on your face.
- Katie Sowa, COO of Future Founders, shares 3 behaviors that separate successful women entrepreneurs from those that struggle.
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