Annual Awards Celebration
Thursday, September 26 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cescaphe Ballroom 923 2nd Street Philadelphia

Join us in honoring the women business enterprises, corporations, government agencies, and community members who are making a difference by opening the doors of opportunity to women business owners.
Get your tickets by September 4th for the discount!
Tickets: $99
After Sept. 4th: $110

Ticket includes:
  • Open bar all evening
  • Valet parking
  • Heavy hors d'oeuvres
  • Networking with award winners
Events & Workshops
Orientation & Business Assessment
September 4, 5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
WBEC-East Training Center, Philadelphia, PA
If you're just getting started on your journey of entrepreneurship or want to know more about us, this is where you start!
Wednesdays, September 11 - November 14 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM 
WBEC-East Training Center, Philadelphia 
The ultimate entrepreneurial prep course for women with a strong business concept. This is a 10 week long course designed to guide prospective entrepreneurs through the business planning process.
Listening to Your Business
September 13, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
FHLBank Pittsburgh

Created for experienced business owners, this hands-on workshop will help you take an eye-opening deep dive into your business.
Finding Your Funding
September 19, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
WBEC-East Training Center, Philadelphia 

A panel of local lenders will be on hand to explain loans, micro-loans, and lines of credit. Get connections, get funding, get launched.
Entrepreneur Spotlight
Ajiri Tea Company, a woman-owned and women-operated company, has been recently named a top finalist in Stacy’s Rise Project. Ajiri has been awarded $20,000 to go towards developing their business. The Stacy’s Rise Project is a program which partners with United Way & Alice, a resource website for minority entrepreneurs, to address the funding gap faced by women-owned businesses. Their combined efforts will commit over $100,000 towards this project. Stacy Dash, owner of Stacy’s Pita Chips, launched this inaugural program in March, in honor of Women’s History Month.
Ajiri Tea Company was started by local sisters Kate & Sarah Holby in 2008. Ajiri, which translates as “to employ” in Swahili, employs 60 women in Western Kenya. The company’s goal is to provide sustainable employment and education for women and children in Kenya. 100% of the profits are reinvested back into the community to pay for the school fees of orphans in the region. Co-founder Ashley Holby states, “Women are making the money, investing the money, and, ultimately, investing in their communities. It is quite a powerful picture for girls and young women in the community to see their mothers and neighbors as leaders. Most important, the women are now financially able to invest both in their sons’ and daughters’ education.”
The five finalists will participate in a three month mentorship program where they will be supported by experts who will assist them in crafting their formal presentation and business plan. The grand prize winner will be announced on November 19th, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. 
Welcome Newly Certified WBEs!
Certified In June 2019
Antoine Johnson LLC
Coordinated Solutions, Inc.
Devon Electric Inc
Environmental Equipment and Supply, LLC
Gridiron Steel Inc
Hinge Collective, LLC
iSearch Partners Inc. DBA Perry Resources, Perry Temps, Perry, Indigo Search Partners
OpenArc LLC
Recovery Audit Solutions Inc
Schade Engineering, Inc.
Stellar Health Services, LLC
The Brand Wagon
The Traore Group Inc DBA Fresh Coat Painters Location #91434
TLK Consulting
Trolley Express Philly, Inc. DBA ShuttleBee
From Our Partners
Contractors & Consultant Diversity Forum
October 31, 9am-2pm
Kutztown, PA

PennDOT, in cooperation with the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC), American Council of Engineering Companies of PA (ACEC/PA) and Pennsylvania Diversity Coalition (PADC) is offering free regional events for contractors and consultants working in the transportation industry.

Lunch will be provided.
Tech Up For Women Conference
Nov 19th, 8:30am-12pm

Tech Up for Women is a year-round collaborative hub created for the advancement of women through knowledge of technology trends in education, resourcing, networking and the 2019 Conference to be held on November 19th in NYC. Join us to stay current on innovative new technology, and advance your career through our tools, resources and powerful community.

Use code " TECHUP" for $50 off!
The Women First Loan

The Women First Loan, powered by The Tory Burch Foundation and Bank of America, is working hard to get women entrepreneurs not just a seat at the table, but to be the heads of the table, with lower interest rates and more flexible terms. 

Get pre-approved today!