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Ahead Of The Curve

Our monthly newsletter provides you with current business success stories,

trends, insights, and information to help you stay motivated and in the know.

´╗┐We are here to help you keep your business growing, and Ahead Of The Curve.

Ahead Of The Curve: faster about doing something than other people, companies, etc. to reach success quicker, more efficiently, effectively and sustainably

The CEO's Notes & News


Welcome to Ahead of the Curve! AOTC is WCEO's new information-packed learning portal with the most important news and events. We hope you receive it as a vital tool for both your business success and personal development. We are taking a new approach to content, bringing you more success stories, profiles of businesswomen of color, better access to more capital and video learning. Remember to visit us at womensceo.org everyday for more learning and current events.


This issue is focused on self-care. The pandemic lingers. Masks, vaccines, social distancing- are all important but fatiguing nonetheless. So we are celebrating Self-Care Summer with a couple of gifts to elevate your practice of caring for yourself and your business. Self-care will be one of our priority recurring themes. Taking care of yourself is essential to staying ahead of the curve.


We want to know what's important to you so please reach out. We are building as you build and pledge to be responsive to your needs. Please connect to our team any time to share your story or ask for help. We are here for you! Enjoy the rest of the summer. Be blessed and stay well sisters.


Warmly,

Keena

CEO

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Keena M. Smith, CEO WCEO

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Out Front:

Creating Sister Partnerships That Work


"We are a self care revolution here to awaken and to restore the community to live a more connected and beautiful every day life."


This is the mission statement of Replenish Spa and the Yoga Carriage in downtown Columbus, OH. "Here we have created a safe space for black women to be seen, heard, and valued " shares Deja Redmond, Co-Founder and CEO.

Click here to view our interview with Deja Redmond and Monique McCrystal as they share why "beauty is our birthright," and their motivation to continue to partner and offer a safe space where Black Women can feel seen, heard, and valued.

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Girlfriend's

Self Care Summer Splurge

(Gift #1!)


Would you like to receive $200 to be used towards a Self-Care Summer Splurge at Replenish for you and a friend? Click here to enter the drawing for each of you to receive $100 for services of your choice (Total $200.00). Good luck! Thanks to Preston Brown NFL Foundation for their generosity.

SHARE THE CARE!

FORWARD YOUR EMAIL AND DOUBLE YOUR CHANCE TO WIN WHEN SHE REGISTERS AND JOINS OUR MAILING LIST.

Empowerment Corner


The Women's Center for Economic Opportunity continuously offers webinars and affordable classes with your success in mind. Check out our page, and come back often for updates. Be sure to check out our upcoming Winning at Government Contracting class. Millions in American Rescue Plan Act dollars are available. You can start by clicking here to complete a quick survey and receiving a free e-guide- Winning at Government Contracting: Speak the Winners' Language (Gift #2!)


WCEO is happy to announce our recent partnership with Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE). SCORE is the nation's largest network of volunteer expert business mentors. Planning is under way to provide webinar and real time training created from years of experience in the business world. We are busy planning our Webinar Wednesday series with you in mind. Let us know what you want to learn about. Marketing? Bookkeeping? Building your team? Email victoria@womensceo.org to request the webinar subjects that can help you best.

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Join the WCEO BEI Learning Cohort (Gift #3!)


The Black Entrepreneurial Initiative is free learning community for African American and other diverse business owners. Over 300 online modules are available 24/7 plus coaching and extended learning community is activated for you to learn from other entrepreneurs all around the country. Check out the learning and success by clicking below, then register here to join the free WCEO BEI Learning Cohort by August 9, 2021. Thanks to The Lonely Entrepreneur for their generosity.

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The Central Ohio Tech & Innovation Collaborative needs you! COTIC is a new coalition of 12 local multi-ethnic organizations who have come together to advocate for more business investment in our community. Please join the community conveneing to learn how you can help. Click here to register. Lunch will be available: https://coticcommunity.eventbrite.com

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REGISTER FOR FREE PROJECT ENGINUITY INFO SESSION ON AUG 5

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SAVE THE DATE

#BlackGirlMoney

Virtual


THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS


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