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Getting Certified as a Women Owned Business

  • 24 Jun 2021
  • 6:00 PM
  • Online: attend from your home or office computer

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Becoming certified as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) is about so much more than being able to attach the colorful "women owned" logo to your business card. It's about opening up doors to a network of thousands of other women entrepreneurs and hundreds of corporate and government partners looking to work with women-owned businesses.

 

This webinar is for anyone interested in certification, whether you're still considering it or are already well under way in the process.


 Attend this webcast to learn:

 

-  The eligibility requirements so you can know if certification is right for you

-   The process, costs, documents required and what to expect

-   The benefits and opportunities available to certified women owned businesses


Meet the Speaker

Colleen LaCoss is the certification manager with the Women’s Business Enterprise Center – East, leading a team that certifies and serves over 1,500 women owned businesses each year, and growing! Colleen began her career working with the Girl Scouts, and since has managed numerous non-profits and associations, helping them to grow membership and engagement and achieve their missions. She is a jack of all trades, having successfully lead efforts across all aspects of non-profit management, including strategic planning, education, marketing and branding, special events, membership growth, process management, and committee and board of directors coordination. Her strategy includes a lot of creativity, and she’s not afraid of a little chaos. In her own words, “I love coming to work every day to a place where women are empowered to change the world.”

WBENC is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses and is recognized by hundreds of major corporations and government agencies with supplier diversity programs. 

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