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The pandemic has tested us beyond measure and the WBENC Women of Color Program has been creating programming to help our women of color (WOC) entrepreneurs survive the times. Now that we see the light at the end of the tunnel, it is time for us to reset and understand your need as a WOC entrepreneur in a post-pandemic world.

Join us June 4 at 1pm ET for a virtual happy hour with fellow WOC entrepreneurs to listen, share feedback on what you would like to see in future WOC programming, and connect with women business owners from across the country.

Bring your favorite beverage or snack and unwind with good conversation and great company. We are here to listen and provide a space for you to continue to build and strengthen your network of support.

Why Attend?

  • Participate in a discussion led by women of color entrepreneurs and supporters from the WBENC network.
  • Connect with other women of color entrepreneurs from across the country.
  • Influence the future Women of Color Programming.
  • Share your feedback of what would help you drive growth for your business.

Who Should Participate?

As an outreach and development program, the WBENC Women of Color program is open to all women business owners, including WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises and those not yet certified.

If you are a female entrepreneur, but not yet certified by WBENC, attending a Women of Color program event is a great way to get a taste of the network.

We also invite all allies of women of color business owners to participate, including Corporate Members, WBEs or other partners.

Join us June 4, 2021 | 1:00-2:30pm ET

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Rashmi Chaturvedi

Co-Founder & President, KAYGEN

Rashmi Chaturvedi is the Co-founder and President of KAYGEN, a global business and technology consulting company specializing in Enterprise Solutions in Data Management. She has over 25 years of technology industry experience assisting multinationals such as Disney, Sprint, Experian, Toyota and many others with their business transformation initiatives.

Caron Ng


Caron Ng is CEO of NU-SET, a global lock manufacturing division formed to digitally transform a third-generation business empire. Caron is a mom, mentor, and visionary leader changing the narrative of lock solutions. Under her leadership, NUSET owns 20+ patents and trademarks worldwide.

Teresa Lawrence

President, Delta Personnel, Inc.

Teresa Lawrence is a Cuban-born entrepreneur who arrived in the United States as a refugee on President Nixon’s “Freedom Flight” in 1973. In 2000, Teresa became the sole owner of one of Louisiana’s oldest temporary and permanent placement service companies. Specializing in niche markets, Delta Personnel works to solve labor pains by providing a full range of services, including: temporary staffing, temp-to-hire, direct hire, executive hire, and on-site management.

Dr. Dana D. Wells

CEO, Dana Wells & Associates

Dr. Dana D. Wells is the 2020 Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance WBE Advocate of the Year. She is CEO of Dana Wells & Associates, a consulting firm located in Houston, Texas. Her company develops human capital, organization design, and change management solutions that help time-starved oil and gas companies navigate the energy transition, accelerate performance, and produce faster business results. Dr. Dana is most proud of her recent accomplishment of transitioning from founder-consultant to CEO. Her intentional investment in WBENC and WBEA executive education programs made this possible.

Dr. Pamela Williamson

President & CEO, WBEC West

Dr. Pamela Williamson is the President and CEO of The Women’s Business Enterprise Council West.  She works with WBEs connecting them to opportunity with corporate America and each other through targeted networking, education and certification. She believes that she can contribute to the movement towards financial parity between women-owned businesses and their male counterparts by creating programs to enhance the growth and development of women entrepreneurs with the goal of  building up successful women-owned businesses and a vibrant WBE ecosystem. 

Phala Mire

President & CEO, WBEC South

Phala Mire is the President & CEO of WBEC South performing executive management of the southern Regional Partner Organization (RPO) of WBENC that provides WBENC Certification, development and business opportunities in Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and the Florida Panhandle.

Dr. Janice Greene

President/CEO, WBEC-Pacific.

Before becoming the President/CEO of WBEC-Pacific where she pursues her passion for economic development for women-owned businesses, Dr. Janice Greene led supplier diversity strategy, economic development, and business intelligence with The Boeing Company. During her tenure at Boeing, Dr. Greene had responsibility for maintaining strategic alliances with domestic and international agencies, global business intelligence, utilizing procurement systems and external providers to support supply chain strategies.

Dr. April Day

President, WBEA

Dr. Day serves as president of the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA).  The WBEA is a leading third-party certifying organization that serves women-owned business enterprises representing 15 billion dollars in revenue and more than 40,000 jobs.  April’s primary role is to facilitate procurement connections, enhance organizational performance, and  increase opportunities for women-owned businesses through procurement, education, and executive networking.

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