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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Spotlight On – Barb Bosha’s (C) WBENC Enterprise Star Award Win – and a 33+ Year Business Growth Story

Barbara Bosha, owner of Bosha Design+Communications (BD+C), likes to win. She’s pretty good at it too – whether it’s in business, on the golf course, or at the gym. But when Barb found out that she’d been named as an Enterprise Star by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) – to be recognized at the annual Summit & Salute – you could have knocked her over with a feather.

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