Rise, Grow & Thrive

If you are a WBENC-Certified WBE, the WeTHRIVE executive education program is designed to support you today and position your company for future growth and success.

Graduates of the program rave about the knowledge, insights and networking that they received in WeTHRIVE. It’s an essential program for all WBEs looking to boldly grow, sustain and thrive in their business for the long term.


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August 23 – October 27, 2022




"I'm so grateful for the WeTHRIVE program! As a driven entrepreneur who felt like I'd done everything I could, there is always that thought about what else I could be doing to make my business better and serve my clients better. But since we don't know what we don't know, we may be repeating the same old mistakes and playing too small. WBENC WeTHRIVE helped me get unstuck and step into an abundance mindset to dream bigger and bolder, all while giving us practical and tangible tools to manifest those goals. The content was well organized (though it looks like a lot - every session has been worth it and essential!), well prepared, and informative. Speakers were diverse - from industry, perspective, and presentation styles - and so were the participants - all different stages, sizes, and industries of businesses. I've learned, reflected, built new friends, and been able to hash out key decisions that will level up my company. Whether you feel ready or not, if you know your goal is to grow your business, this is the program you should join. All you need is readiness, commitment, time, and drive. Thank you, WBENC, for putting this together and bringing us all together to remind us that we matter and that we can do this!"
Monica Kang
Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox
Every single WeTHRIVE session has been full of valuable insights, and I come away from each one feeling inspired and motivated to take my business to the next level. Not to mention, the generous spirit of sharing knowledge amongst the WBEs is simply icing on the cake.
Viola Sutanto
WeTHRIVE is a must to catapult your business to the next level. The networking, the knowledge and the sisterhood of the WBEs is inspirational and game-changing.
Stephanie Belton
The A-List Network, LLC
The WeTHRIVE program covered so many important aspects of business! It was a phenomenal course that allowed me to not only manage the day to day but take a step back to look at not only my business but myself and where I wanted to grow to. Thank you to the WBENC team for everything! This was a huge bright spot in 2020!
Kathryn Flannery
Co-Founder of Beckon
WeTHRIVE helped my business turn the page and fuel a fire in me during an unprecedented time...it taught me so many things that will help take my business to the next level and along the way I created wonderful relationships with so many other WBEs.
Aubrie Jones
HADCO Staffing Solutions
The WeTHRIVE Winter 2022 executive program was GREAT on every level - its organization, the speakers, their content, the networking, and the learning!! For WBEs this program is definitely one to survive, thrive and grow on! Huge thanks to WBENC and their corporate sponsors for underwriting this business changing opportunity.
Suzanne G. Carbon
Program Details

WeTHRIVE participants will be assigned one of three course tracks based on a personal and business assessment completed in their application – RISE, GROW, or THRIVE.

While tracks are subject to change based on the applicant pool, generally:

  • The RISE Track is for WBEs with under $1M in annual revenue.
  • The GROW Track is for WBEs with $1M+ in annual revenue and who have demonstrated significant growth over the last 2-3 years.
  • The THRIVE Track is for our largest WBEs with $5M+ in annual revenue.

What to Expect

Over the 8-week program WBEs will attend virtual learning sessions with their track across five disciplines (Leadership & Communication, Financial Management, Business Strategy, Operations & Human Resources, and Marketing & Sales). WBEs should plan to commit about 3 to 4 hours per week to participate in:

  • Weekly two-hour courses from leading instructors from 12 PM–2 PM EST.
  • 3 to 4 peer group sessions to network, collaborate, and connect with WBE peers held for approximately one hour on Fridays at 11 AM EST.

*Schedule is based on previous programs and is subject to change. Final schedule will be provided upon accepted to the program.

Why Participate

Through our network of business leaders and industry experts, WeTHRIVE will help you:

  • Evaluate the sustainability of your business today.
  • Learn strategies to sustain your business in times of crisis and to build in recovery.
  • Practice skills targeted at alternative strategies for growth.
  • Engage with WBE peers on the impacts and aftermath of COVID-19 to find and share solutions to critical business issues.
  • Build a community of WBEs that will serve to support your growth into the future.
Who Should Apply

WBENC-Certified WBEs in good standing are encouraged to apply for WeTHRIVE. WBEs in all phases of business who want to position their business to grow and thrive for the future will benefit from this executive education program.

Participants must be the majority owner of the company and commit 3 to 4 hours per week of course engagement for the duration of the program.

In order to meet completion requirements, WBEs will need to attend and complete all assigned courses in each discipline and participate in the peer sessions.

Note: WeTHRIVE is a dedicated environment for WBE owners. Since it is a virtual program, other approved executives or female owners may join the calls with you, but the selected WBE must always attend the sessions.

How to Apply

Please complete the application in its entirety to qualify for the program. Once your application is received, you will be required to confirm your attendance by completing a brief registration form.



July 14, 2022

Applications Open


August 2, 2022

Applications Close


August 8, 2022

Acceptance Notification


August 23, 2022

Program Start


October 27, 2022

Program End

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Tuition & Costs

WBEs will not be required to pay any fees unless they cancel after acceptance or do not successfully complete the requirements above. If a WBE cancels after acceptance or does not successfully complete the course they will be required to pay $1,500 to WBENC.

Cancellation Policy

If a WBE cancels after acceptance or does not complete the program, they will be responsible for a fee of $1,500.