2020 Women's Conference & Resource Fair
The Women’s Conference and Resource Fair will be an all-day conference hosted by Cheyney University on February 26, 2020 with women-focused, women-led conversations for women in business and the supplier diversity professionals who support them.
We’ll host educational breakout sessions in procurement strategy, growing your business, and women’s empowerment, as well as featuring opportunities for diverse businesses to engage with supplier diversity professionals, hear from fabulous keynote speakers, and explore a women-owned business marketplace.

There’s no cost to attend for business owners or supplier diversity professionals.
Events & Workshops
Orientation & Business Assessment
January 7, 5:45 - 7:30 PM
WBEC-East Training Center, Philadelphia
The perfect way to kick off those New Year's resolutions! If you're just getting started on your journey of entrepreneurship or want to know more about us, this is where you start.
Succession Planning for Business Owners January 16, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Parkway Central Library, Philadelphia
If you are ready to think about the next steps for your business, this seminar is for you. It takes time to find and prepare the next leader of your business, and knowing how the transition will work is a great place to start.
JumpStart Series
January 29-February 26, Wed. Evenings
WBEC-East Training Center, Philadelphia
This five week program is a flexible, low-cost series of workshops designed for those interested in starting a business, but not sure where to begin. Take the whole series or pick and choose.

Before You Start - January 29
Market Research - February 5
Financial Analysis - February 12
The Business Plan - February 19
Business Launch- February 26
2020 Annual Meeting
January 31
Wilmington, DE
Save the date! Help us kick off our 25th anniversary year, network with women business owners and our corporate and government partners, learn about valuable resources, and see what WBEC-East has in store in the year ahead.
Women's Conference & Resource Fair
February 26
Cheyney University, PA
Save the date for an all-day conference for women in business, with learning sessions and resources. This brand new event is sure to leave you empowered and connected!
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) presents two major events annually which brings together our corporate members and Woman-owned Businesses to share in networking, learning sessions, and discovering of business opportunities.
WBENC Summit & National Conference
In our new column, staff & board members share insider advice.

This month manager of Strategic Sourcing Sustainability & Supplier Diversity at Communications Test Design, Inc., George Ehrgott , addresses WBENC's major upcoming events.
The Summit & Salute is one of these signature events and is held every May. This year, it was located in Houston TX and had over 1,700 attendees – corporate procurement representatives, diversity and inclusion professionals, and women entrepreneurs who gathered together in Business Labs, Meet & Greet procurement roundtables, and the Salute Dinner that honors our WBE Stars from around the WBENC network. The Business Labs were new this year and provided an interactive learning opportunity for both corporate and women business professionals in several series of sessions.

The Meet & Greet allowed the WBEs to pitch their business to national corporations in the hopes that there might be a future opportunity. One of the secrets to success at the WBENC Summit & Salute is attending the pre-summit day when the Women’s Enterprise Forum meets as well as a Summit & Salute orientation session, Women of Color Development & Outreach Program, and NextGen Program meeting. Well worth getting there a day ahead!
The 2020 Summit & Salute is being held in Nashville TN March 16-18 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Registration is already open.
 The 2020 National Conference will be in Atlanta GA June 23-25. WBEC-East makes sure that we have opportunities to prepare for the Summit & Salute and the National Conference so check the website or emails for more information. Make sure these are on your calendar!
WBE Spotlight
Congratulations are in order to one of our WBE's, Emily Morgan - CEO of Delegate Solutions!

Not only did Delegate Solutions make the Philly100 list this year for the first time, but Emily was also awarded The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Chamber's Excellence Award for Small Business Person of the Year!
Welcome Newly Certified WBEs!
Certified In November 2019
Brentzel Excavation LLC
DBA Brex Enterprises
Compliance Consultants, Inc.
Docuscript, LLC
DBA FIFTEEN Architecture + Design
Focus Roundtable LLC
GriesingMazzeo Leadership, LLC
Hutec Engineering INC
KPT Consulting Group LLC
Krebs Communications and Public Engagement

M & T Property Consulting LLC
Market Street Realty Advisors, LLC
Microbe Solutions, LLC
On the Goga, LLC
Pathfinder Leadership Group LLC
Penn-Ohio Iron Works, LLC
Rebecca O'Leary Art Advisory LLC
Regus International LTD
SAGE Insights LLC
Stellar Precision Components, Ltd
Stiletto Savvy, LLC DBA Bossible
The Lexis Group, LLC
Value Engineering Incorporated
Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC
Book Feature
This is the first title from Cassandra Bailey, CEO of Slice Communications, one of WBEC-East's 2019 speakers.

"My Mom is a CEO" is the perfect gift for children of female CEOs and woman business owners. It explains what it is to be a CEO of a business while also reassuring young readers that their moms love them deeply.
From Our Partners
Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow Speed Mentoring
January 11, 9am - 12:30pm
Philadelphia, PA

Women United will host their annual Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow (GTLT) speed mentoring event where middle and high school girls have the opportunity to learn from accomplished women like you. By focusing on personal goals and achievement, each GTLT participant creates a path to college and career with support from their peers and mentors.

This event is their opportunity to talk with women entrepreneurs and ask their own questions about your careers. These girls are adolescents starting to think about their futures, wondering what they can achieve.

To RSVP complete the below form by December 23rd, 2019.
Super Networking Event
January 30, 6 - 8pm
Philadelphia, PA

Come out to Chima Steakhouse at 1901 John F Kennedy Blvd in Philadelphia 6-8pm. This one is all about NETWORKING and having a great evening. Your registration includes one free drink ticket, appetizers and a bonus Buy One/Get One Dinner Coupon for Chima, good for one year--you can even use it the same night as the event!

This event is open to members and non-members! Questions about the event? Contact Bridget Schalki.
Goldman Sachs 10,00 Small Business Call for Applications
Application Deadline: February 4, 2020
Cohort 22 Classes start: May 13, 2020
Philadelphia, PA

Did you know that  23 of the 100 fastest growing businesses in  2019 recognized by the  Entrepreneurs Forum at the  Philadelphia Inquirer's “Philly 100” event were  10,000 Small Businesses graduates?  
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is designed for business owners who have a business poised for growth! It is an educational program that drives business growth, increases job creation and drives the business owner to  work strategically on  their business and not work  "in"  their business.   The curriculum designed by Babson College of Boston, goes beyond the basic concepts that many small business courses present and concentrates on a much deeper level of business strategy execution and growth.
It is a 13-week course, spread over three months, where over 504 businesses have graduated. If you gain acceptance,  you are provided a free scholarship from the Goldman Sachs Foundation!

Call 267-299-5900 for information and Outreach Presentations