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WBDC 30th Anniversary Celebration a True Gem For Women’s Business Development Center

Traditionally, pearls are considered the gemstone for 30th anniversaries, and at WBDCelebrate on November 15 at Chicago’s Wintrust Great Banking Hall, the pearls flowed. Nearly 500 guests broke out their pearls for the 30th anniversary evening reception in honor of the Women’s Business Development Center. Successful business owners smilingly exchanged pearls of wisdom with each other in a festive atmosphere decorated with floral and pearl centerpieces. Even the lanyards for the nametags were pearl-like.

Guests got their groove on to the sounds of funky music, highlighted by a special performance from The Black Ensemble Theater that paid tribute to the history and future of women’s business ownership. Awards were presented to Michelle Vondrasek, president of Von Technologies, Innovative Business Award; Caren Schweitzer, president, WBE of the Year Award; Pamela Jones, president, Charboy’s, Vetrepreneur of the Year Award; and Kara Yokley, president of KMY Consulting, Deborah Sawyer Rising Star Award. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle received the Government Supporter Award.

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2017- The Year of Empowerment

Enterprising Women readers, this is your year, the year to focus on YOU! Your dreams, your goals, your aspirations! Every year for the past few years, I have noticed a central theme to manifest itself in my life throughout that year. This same theme manifested itself in the lives of many women in my circle as well. For 2017 it will be the year of YOU—the year of empowerment!

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Bee Generous this Holiday Season

While beekeeping is often thought of as a hobby in the United States, in many countries around the world, beekeeping is an important livelihood that can provide income to a family in need and place them on the path toward sustained economic success.

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Jazzercise, Inc. CEO and Founder Wins ‘Women Who Mean Business Award’ for Second Time

San Diego, CA – November, 23, 2016. The team at Jazzercise, Inc. is honored to announce that CEO and Founder, Judi Sheppard Missett has won the San Diego Business Journal’s ‘Women Who Mean Business’ Award on November 9th, 2016. This will be Sheppard Missett’s second time winning the award.

Per the San Diego Business Journal, “This is the city’s biggest and most anticipated reception and awards program of the year honoring the region’s most successful, dynamic women.” The SDBJ committee selected 220 finalists, and 20 were honored the award. Said Sheppard Missett, “I am always humbled by these things. It never happens alone and I am grateful to all at Jazzercise who do such a good job!”
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CloudNOW Survey: Half of Women Working in Tech Industry Say Upper Management Is a ‘Boys’ Club’

New survey data from CloudNOW reveals that women working in tech still face a significant amount of sexism in the workplace. CloudNOW, the executive consortium for the leading women in cloud and converging technologies, today released the results of its Women in Tech survey. The survey, conducted by global consultancy Kantar TNS, discovered that women in tech are generally satisfied with their careers but are subject to a significant amount of sexism and gender discrimination.

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Be A Mentor

Enterprising Women is a partner in the new Million Women Mentors (MWM) initiative.

The initiative supports the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mentors — women and men — to increase the interest and confidence of young women to pursue and succeed in STEM degrees and careers.

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