Monica Smiley

Monica Smiley is Editor & Publisher of Enterprising Women. The magazine will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2020. She is also the President and Founder of the Enterprising Women Foundation. To learn more about Enterprising Women or to donate to the Foundation's initiative to mentor and inspire the next generation of women leaders, please email Monica at or call 919-362-5151.


Chicago — October 8, 2019: Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global™ (wegg®) today officially launched weggchat™, an educational series designed to help women leaders interested in expanding the global reach of their businesses, announced Laurel Delaney, president of wegg®.

“We are very proud to introduce weggchat™ as a resource to women entrepreneurs,” said Delaney. “We believe the implementation of this new and interactive series will help empower women to expand their businesses overseas. Our mission is to educate, inspire and nurture women business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide. We believe that weggchat™ will help us deliver on our mission.”

The series will feature discussions with various female entrepreneurs who will share advice and lessons learned from their own experiences. Participants will be able to ask questions and receive advice in an interactive dialogue. At the end of each chat, participants will be invited to share their “240 character” elevator pitch on their business and receive valuable expert advice and feedback. wegg® will also host follow up discussions, summaries and analyses for those who missed the live session, giving its entire community of entrepreneurs access to the resources.

weggchat™ is the latest in the organization’s efforts to foster entrepreneurial development through education and community engagement. wegg®’s blog helps shed light on women business owners taking the world by storm with the growth of their businesses internationally. wegg® also regularly hosts a series of workshops for its members on topics related to entrepreneurship and business growth.

For more information on wegg®’s programs and how you can get involved, visit:

About wegg®:

Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global (wegg), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization with a mission to educate women business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide on how to go global so they can run healthier businesses and create a new future for themselves, their families, and their community. Its vision is a world where every woman business owner has the opportunity and ability to take their business global wherever they may be located. For more information on wegg’s educational programs, visit

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