WCEC News and Announcements



  • 3/27/2017 - SBA Reports $51M in Loans Went to NJ Women Business Owners

    The U.S. Small Business Administration is reporting that $51 million in SBA loans were approved to New Jersey women-owned businesses during the first five months of fiscal year 2017, the period of Oct. 1, 2016 thru Feb. 28, 2017.


  • 7/5/2018 - Female Entrepreneurs Get Opportunity to Pitch to the Pros

    “In the past, whenever we’ve held similar business plan events, we noticed that there was an immense outpouring of offers for support from all our community friends and partners,” she said. “Today is about systematically crowdsourcing all those amazing resources to optimize chances of success and provide surgical networking for our clients who could benefit from a boost.”

  • 1/31/2018 - N.J. gets FastTrac location, through partnership N.J. gets FastTrac location, through partnership

    The Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship in Chatham has partnered with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, an internationally renowned funder of entrepreneurial educational research, to offer its FastTrac GrowthVenture program at the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce. “FastTrac courses not only help aspiring and established entrepreneurs uncover answers, they also help individuals determine the right questions to ask,” Michele Markey, vice president of Kauffman FastTrac, the global provider of the foundation’s learning curricula, said. “FastTrac training allows you to save time and money by testing the feasibility of your business growth concepts before you act.”

  • 11/28/2017 - Taking women-owned companies to higher levels is the goal

    An interview with WCEC Executive Director. The more things change, the more they stay the same … is not a saying that nonprofits working to bring about real change hold in high regard. But Rana Shanawani, executive director of the Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship, recognizes the perennial truth in it — unfortunate as it may be — for women in business. “One statistic that I quote all the time that really makes me very impassioned is that women-owned businesses have contributed to 3 percent of economy each year, but that has stayed exactly the same for the past 20 years,” she said.

  • 11/27/2017 - 8 Things Women Entrepreneurs Need to Excel

    What’s the single thing holding women back from being wildly successful entrepreneurs? Themselves, says Mary Cantando, a business consultant, author and speaker who works with women who want to build multimillion-dollar businesses. Cantando recently led a Quantum Progressions Live Mastermind for the Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship in New Jersey.

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and limited English proficiency will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance by contacting Women's Center for Entrepreneurship Corp. at 973-507-9700.