We are a growing community of like-minded women business owners. What binds us together is a dream. We all seek to change the world in some small way, and to improve the lives of ourselves, our families and our communities. We share the challenges which face all women who strive to compete in the marketplace of ideas, products and services.
In the midst of your busy lives, it’s important to get together with one another to energize your spirit and motivation to continue your journey. Periodically, the WCEC holds panel discussions and other gatherings to allow you to meet and interact with one another in a casual and social setting.
How Small Businesses Can Prosper During COVID & Beyond
Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 9:00am-1:30pm
Bringing women business owners in NJ, NY & PA together to network, share business challenges, and learn strategies to THRIVE and survive, even during the pandemic.
Breakout topics: marketing, funding, contracting, & empowering diversity
US Senator Cory Booker
US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Natalie Madeira Cofield,
SBA Office of Women’s Business Ownership
Events in The Community
Join us as Entrepreneur, Wellness Expert and Motivational Speaker, Emily Vavra shares how you can achieve your own success when you: Embrace who you are and trust your instincts, Build a healthy relationship with failure, Raise your neuroplasticity Register here
In honor of Black History Month, the WCEC hosted a Zoom Meeting focused on current funding opportunities for women and people of color. As impacts of the on-going pandemic continue to suppress companies of all sizes, it is clear that some entities have been hit harder than others. Watch recording here
Hosted by the office of Congresswomen Mikie Sherrill, with guest panelists, including WCEC Executive Director Rana Shanawani, to answer questions that New Jersey residents may have about the new round of PPP loans. Watch recording here
The first hour is facilitated discussion followed by open networking.
We’ll be using the Remo virtual conference platform. Participants can hop from one table to the next, meeting new business owners & networking in a powerful and meaningful way. Conference registration includes a profile to add your photo, LinkedIn profile, Calendar/scheduling service, & more.
Since the death of George Floyd in May, businesses of all sizes have assessed what role to play in our national discussion on racial injustice – Black Lives Matter. As a small business owner, how do you balance your personal values with your business goals to meet this moment?
Join us for an inspiring panel discussion with three NJ small business owners who are BLM allies to hear about choices they’re making to champion change and to build diversity, equity and inclusion into their business practices.
Empowering Entrepreneurial Women
For 22 years, the Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) has worked to support the network of Women’s Business Centers, like the Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship, to secure economic justice by providing training, counseling and mentoring for existing and start-up businesses. This year, they announced a new fundraiser – Wine, Women & Shoes.
This program includes a live auction, entertainment and empowering messages about entrepreneurship, all while supporting the mission of the AWBC.
Women In the Workplace Forum
This year’s Women In the Workplace forum takes place for the first time online, with a renewed focus on actionable advice and insight. Together, senior business leaders will examine how companies and individuals can stay focused on building better, more inclusive, workplaces during this global crisis. They’ll discuss revealing new data from LeanIn.org and McKinsey on how the pandemic has impacted business priorities, then participate in deep-dive group discussions and an interactive town hall that will provide playbooks for the unique challenges and opportunities this critical moment presents for top executives around the world.
September 30, 2020 from 11:00am-8:45pm
30% off Professional Pass with code WCEC30
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