What's Happening at WBEC-East

Connections – Monique DeMonaco, Founder and Principal, Coach Monique and Associates


From the very beginning, my experience with the WBEC-East has been all about connections – and looking back, it’s fun to connect the dots. Let’s start with Rebecca Harris, a fellow Chatham University alum, who convinced me to become a certified WBE. She suggested that I reach out to Joanne Peterson and Marian Neilson, also fellow Chatham alums, who had experience in helping women business owners get started in the process. I was so excited by the conversation in Rebecca’s office that I drove over to Joanne and Marian’s office (which was fortunately only two miles away) to learn more. Both Joanne and Marian have indeed been a huge help in not only walking me through the WBE process, but also understanding how to use the certification as tool for my business.

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#Hes4Shes Champions Luis Concepcion and George Ehrgott on Closing the Corporate Spend Gap for WBEs

Above: Luis Concepcion (left) and George Erhgott (right)

At the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s national conference last month in Baltimore, MD, Luis Concepcion, Global Procurement Supplier Diversity & Sustainability Leader at DuPont and one of the supplier diversity professionals from our region was honored with the #Hes4Shes Champion award in recognition of his tireless advocacy for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).

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Pitch Your Innovative Business for $20,000 at Nashville 2020

Do you have an innovative pitch? WBENC is excited to introduce our newest program, allowing innovative businesses to pitch to buyers while competing for visibility at Summit and Salute 2020.

What's Summit & Salute?

One of two annual national events, Summit & Salute creates a dynamic environment of networking with buyers, learning from business experts, and celebrating the achievements of women entrepreneurs. This year we are expecting around 2,000 attendees to converge in Nashville from March 16-18.

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