Investing in the Future of the WBENC Network

NextGen is an outreach program dedicated to nurturing the next generation of the WBENC network – millennial and Generation Z Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) and supplier diversity professionals.

Throughout the year, the NextGen program provides targeted opportunities, education, and community building to help young women entrepreneurs and those who support them continue to grow and thrive.


May 19: Raising Capital 101



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The NextGen program hosts regular virtual and in-person programs and events. Sign up to receive the latest updates on upcoming events and opportunities.

NextGen Session May 19 | Raising Capital 101

Do you want to take your business to the next level, but you’re not sure how to make it happen? Join this informative session to learn how raising funding for your business can be a game changer.

Special Guest: Liz Giorgi

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Program Details

WBENC launched the NextGen program in 2017, as part of our 20th anniversary celebration, as a way to nurture the next generation of women entrepreneurs and supplier diversity professionals within the WBENC network. Since then, we have hosted several in-person and virtual events and opportunities, including matchmaking, pitch coaching, education, networking, and community-building.

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Are you a WBE or Supplier Diversity professional within the WBENC network under the age of 40? Join our dynamic network of millennials.

Who Should Participate

As an outreach and development program, the NextGen is open to millennial and Gen Z women business owners, including WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises and those not yet certified, as well as millennial and Gen Z Supplier Diversity professionals.

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