Enterprising Women Ad StoreSMART

Subscribe

METAIRIE, La., July 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Business Enterpris...
Raleigh, NC June, 2019 – NAWBO Greater Raleigh has named Shelten LLC Presid...
Success in the over-the-counter pharmaceutical market can seem unattainable...
When it comes to shopping and buying, the Millennial generation appears to ...
ATLANTA, June 5, 2019 – The Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC) announc...

Enterprising Women Connector

Connecting the world's top women entrepreneurs with ideas to help grow your business

Women's Business Enterprise Council South Celebrates 25 Years of Collective Impact


METAIRIE, La., July 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Business Enterprise Council South (WBEC South), a regional partner organization of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), announces its 25th Anniversary in 2019. Throughout the year, WBEC South commemorates 25 Years of Collective Impact at events across the region and highlights powerful partnerships between women business enterprises (WBEs) and corporations. More than 800 certified WBEs in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle contribute $16.2 billion in economic impact and 73,000 jobs to the region. Additionally, there are 300 national corporate partners who support WBEC South's mission across industries including oil and gas, automotive, energy, gaming and healthcare. 
"WBEC South has experienced unprecedented growth the past 25 years, connecting WBEs and corporate partners to expand business opportunities and create meaningful collaborations," says Phala Mire, CEO, WBEC South. "It's an incredible time to be a woman business owner and it's our goal to facilitate this growth in the region with innovative resources such as our WB Collective and WB Marketplace."
WBEC South honored WBEs and corporate partners for 25 years of service and success in its June 2019 edition of WE South magazine distributed at the WBENC National Conference recently held in Baltimore. The organization also hosted a Women of Color C-Suite Affaire that included a Women Owned Wonderland Marketplace and panel discussion for women entrepreneurs to a sold out crowd during the Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 4-5, 2019. 
The organization recently announced the launch of its WB Collective co-working and collaborative spaces opening in New Orleans and Nashville in 2019. It also unveiled its WB Marketplace, an online searchable platform that is a new business development tool for WBEs. Additionally, WBEC South hosts its Power Luncheon Alabama, bringing 200 WBEs and corporate partners together for networking and a Women Owned Wonderland Marketplace on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
A special 25th Anniversary celebration will culminate at the WE Summit & Awards Gala in New Orleans on September 25-26, 2019. WBEC South provides resources to address the challenges women face in building and growing a business including educational workshops and tools to strengthen supplier diversity partnerships. To become a certified woman-owned business or learn about upcoming events visit https://wbecsouth.org/.  
About Women's Business Enterprise Council South
Celebrating its 25th year, the mission of the Women's Business Enterprise Council South (WBEC South) is to advance and enhance business opportunities between corporations and women-owned businesses through a reputable certification program, education and professional growth opportunities. WBEC South facilitates the national recognized and most relied upon certification program, WBENC Certification, for the states of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle. Learn more at https://wbecsouth.org/.
Media Contact:
Julie Lilliston
Julie Lilliston Communications LLC
615-663-2121 (cell)
218451@email4pr.com
SOURCE WBEC South
Stay connected to us by subscribing to our free newsletter!

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.

Read the full news release.

Shopping Donations
Great deals. Good deeds.
Use Giving Assistant to save money and support Enterprising Women Foundation

Donate up to 30% of this purchase to Enterprising Women Foundation by signing up for Giving Assistant and shopping at 3000+ retailers like Office Depot, Lowe's, and Macy's.

Virtual Learning Center

Do you want to learn more about starting and running a business?

Visit our Virtual Learning Center, with classes designed for business women like you!

Discover e-learning.