Our Board

Our Board of Trustees is comprised of accomplished, experienced professionals & entrepreneurs- dedicated to helping

Alyce Hackett
Board of Trustees

“I was fortunate to have mentors lend a helping hand on the path of my career. I am gratified that my volunteering at the WCEC helps give women entrepreneurs the tools for growth they may not otherwise have access to. My passion and commitment, along with that of our dedicated board and management team, is to maintain a high level of education programs that help our mentees enjoy success and growth as women-owned businesses are being acknowledged as a force in our economy.

Robin Tabakin
VP of Education,
Board of Trustees

“The WCEC has been instrumental in helping many women build their businesses from the ground up. I’ve seen numerous startups advance to the next level with the help of devoted counselors and trainers as well as programming that is designed specifically to meet the needs of women business owners. Everyone at the WCEC is dedicated to the success of their clients!”

Siobhain Towell
Board of Trustees

“I joined the WCEC because I’m passionate about women supporting other women. Whether they are trying to start or grow their own business or making a difference in the corporate world, women need access to the resources and network to help them be successful. I’m thrilled to be part of the difference the WCEC can make for women entrepreneurs in helping them achieve this success.” 

Mary Repke
VP of Strategic Marketing,
Board of Trustees

“As someone who has experienced a unique career in both corporate and as an entrepreneur, I understand the value of mentorship and the vital need for business skills, access to capital and leadership training for women to have the confidence they need to lead successful businesses.    I joined the board of the WCEC to be instrumental in shaping the educational programs that empower more women to achieve success and thrive.”

Judith Sheft
Board Member
Board of Trustees

“My experience is that if women owned businesses receive support and resources to start, grow and sustain their businesses they can be as successful as their male counterparts. The WCEC helps NJ’s women entrepreneurs get access to this needed training, guidance , mentoring and peer support. I am proud to be affiliated with an organization that helps grow NJ’s economy by helping the small business sector thrive.”

Tania Shehzad
Board Member,
Board of Trustees

“As a budding female entrepreneur in 2010, I realized first-hand that women face three obstacles specifically when starting a new business: experience, mentorship and funding. I quit because I couldn’t overcome the obstacles. My mission is to help future and existing women business owners realize their dreams by raising awareness of all that WCEC has to offer.”

Board Member,
Board of Trustees

“I joined the board of the WCEC because I know, first-hand, how tough it is for a woman to start and grow a business.  I was looking for an opportunity to help the organization that has helped me. I have benefitted from the programs and relationships I have that have come through the WCEC. I look forward to helping the WCEC do more of that good work, support building relationships with people who serve as mentors, sounding boards, and advisors for that woman courageous enough to take the risk and become an entrepreneur.”

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