Elevate your business strategy

The Tuck-WBENC Strategic Growth Program (Tuck II), brought to you by IBM, is periodically held for WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) who have successfully completed the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program and who are dedicated to the advancement and success of their business. This six-day program is designed for WBEs and their executive teams who are ready to plan and execute a business strategy that will elevate their company to the next level.

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 Tuck-WBENC Strategic Growth Program (Tuck II) will not be taking place in 2022.

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Why Participate

Building upon the fundamentals taught in the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program (Tuck I), brought to you by IBM, the Strategic Growth Program curriculum will focus on growth strategies.

This program will help you: 

  • Build a foundation with financial strategy and a business strategy for growth
  • Examine business models in the digital information environment
  • Learn financial strategies to scale
  • Understand the importance of brand, how to build it, and how to communicate it
  • Learn how to manage the overall business ecosystem – including partnerships, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, as well as entrant and exit strategies
  • Understand the long-term implications on customers and suppliers
  • Establish action and implementation plans

Program attendees will leave the program with actionable insights that will lead their company to experience growth and increased value.

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

This program has been designed for WBEs who have completed the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program and have implemented the lessons taught in the Executive Program.


  • Successfully completed the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program (Tuck I)
  • Current WBENC-Certified WBE in good standing
  • Must be a female owner of the company
  • Have a minimum of five years of experience operating a business
  • Maintain a minimum annual sales volume of $1,000,000

Additionally, the WBE may be accompanied by an executive officer from their company to participate in the program. Each executive officer must meet the following criteria and complete an application to be eligible for the program:

  • Currently an executive officer and in the position for at least one year
  • Have at least 5 years of senior management experience
  • Maintain some business decision making capability within the company
  • Must directly report to the WBE applicant

While this program does not require WBEs to a bring member of their executive team, it is required that the WBE be present for the entirety of the program and may not send an executive in lieu of their participation.

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

If you are interested in applying for a future program, sign up for updates to be the first to know, or contact us at tuck@wbenc.org.

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More Information

The Tuck-WBENC Strategic Growth Program (SGP), 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 tuck@wbenc.org 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 tuck@wbenc.org.

Contact Information

Please sign up for updates about the next Tuck-WBENC program, or contact the program manager at tuck@wbenc.org.