Are you ready to take your business and leadership to the next level?

Take advantage of an exclusive executive education opportunity for WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) — the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program, brought to you by IBM.

This six-day concentrated learning experience is designed to help women-owned businesses assess, improve and grow their businesses. The program focuses on skill development to increase business capacity, operations, and leadership, by examining case studies and applying core business concepts through real-world applications.

WBENC partners with Dartmouth University’s highly regarded Tuck School of Business for coursework development and content delivery by faculty. WBE attendees also form a close network that continues to provide a source of support, expertise, opportunities, and strategic alliances long after graduation.

The WBENC-Tuck Executive Program, brought to you by IBM, will not be taking place in 2022.

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Why Participate

If you are ready to accelerate your business and are dedicated to understanding a multifaceted approach to business operations and leadership, this program is for you!

This program will help you: 

  • Evaluate your overall business strategy in rapidly-changing markets
  • Diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of your business operations
  • Better analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows
  • Develop an effective marketing strategy
  • Improve your ability to communicate vision and inspire teams
  • Strengthen your professional network through collaborative learning groups
The Tuck-WBENC Executive Program was an extraordinary experience! After five days of intense instruction by A-list professors and amazing interaction with over 50 successful business women, I returned to my company with more knowledge, more inspiration, and more energy than ever before! The entire experience was a game-changer for my company!
Claudia Abercrumbie
The Abercrumbie Group
The Tuck-WBENC Executive Program was life changing. I am a business owner, but I was never trained on how to actually manage a growing company. The top-notch professors from Tuck and the professional team at WBENC helped me learn more about executive leadership, accounting, excellent customer service, and why it’s so important to work with other WBEs. I also met a fantastic network of women that will be my advisors and friends for many years to come. Thank you WBENC for offering such a wonderful development opportunity.
Laura Gross
Scott Circle
Who Should Apply

Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) who are dedicated to understanding a multifaceted approach to business operations and leadership. This program is the prerequisite for the Tuck-WBENC Strategic Growth Program.


  • Currently in good standing as a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise
  • Must be a female owner of the company
  • Have a minimum of three years of experience running a business
  • Maintain a minimum annual sales volume of $500,000

WBENC is not currently accepting applications for the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program. We encourage you to explore our other programs for current opportunities, including the virtual WeTHRIVE program.

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More Information

The Tuck-WBENC Executive Program, brought to you by IBM, qualifies for the Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship Fund. Tuck-WBENC applicants that are interested in this scholarship opportunity should complete both the Tuck-WBENC application and the Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship application prior to the Tuck-WBENC application deadline.

There are a limited number of Dorothy B. Brothers scholarships awarded annually.

Contact the Tuck Program manager at if you have questions about a specific scholarship opportunity.

Sponsorship Opportunities

WBENC Corporate Members may sponsor a WBE to attend the program.

If the applicant is selected from outside the internal applicant list, the WBE must be approved by WBENC and meet the program criteria as stated on the WBE application form. The hotel, food and beverage, tuition and materials will be covered during their stay. Earlier hotel check-in and all transportation costs should be covered by the WBE.

To sponsor a WBE, contact the Tuck program owner at

Contact Information

Please sign up for updates about the next Tuck-WBENC program, or contact the program manager at