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  • 30 Nov 2015 11:51 AM | Anonymous

    We all have our favorite non-profits/charities, and our December theme at WBO is giving back. Read president, Wendy Howard's article for The Networker on volunteering here.

    And our Non-Profit Luncheon is coming up on December 17.

    Another way to give back is to support the University of Maryland's Scholarship Funds. UMD is right in our back yard, and their students and programs are a huge benefit to and resource for our community. Check out their site - there are funds for Veterans, emergency aid, specific courses of study, etc.

  • 21 Oct 2015 8:23 AM | Anonymous

    Anyone know a deserving woman who needs a boost in her business education? We just received notice of a new scholarship competition! They are just beginning their outreach and they wanted to start with Maryland-based schools and organizations to make sure local students have time to find the scholarship and submit an application.

    Angie Dipietro is proud to announce the first annual Angie Dipietro Women in Business Scholarship, which will provide $500 to a female student which will help further educational goals in order to create a more diverse and inclusive business community. The deadline to apply is March 1st, 2016. The applicant must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0. A 500 word essay based on this prompt: If you could see one change in gender inequality in your lifetime, what would it be, and why? How do you think this can be achieved? Further information is available at:http://marylandcriminallaws.com/#women-law-scholarship

  • 01 Sep 2015 3:27 PM | Anonymous

    Are you coming to the Power Conference? If you can spare a little time to woman our table, please sign up here: https://www.volunteersignup.org/9WC7H

  • 13 Jul 2015 12:05 PM | Anonymous

    The Power Conference will be here before we know it! September 3!

    If you plan to register, consider volunteering; now is the time to email Doris, our volunteer coordinator. Email her here: volunteerfortpc@gmail.com

  • 07 Jun 2015 9:00 PM | Anonymous

    May's featured nonprofit My Girlfriend's House has a mentoring program that is discussing job readiness and preparation for life after high school.   They have asked if any members  would be interested in leading mock audits for their students this month.   The girls will learn how to search for, apply and interview for a job position of their choice. On Saturday, June 27th, they are inviting business owners, HR reps and career counselors to lead mock interviews for their students during their morning workshop.

    If you are willing to act as potential employers during the interview process, here is the contact information:

    Shanae Newman | Program Coordinator

    My Girlfriend's House, Inc


    301-560-0506 (o)

    410-698-1242 (f)

  • 10 Mar 2015 2:06 PM | Anonymous

    Growing your business just got a little easier.

    Montgomery County Department of Economic Development is introducing a new program that provides one-on-one business assistance to entrepreneurs and start-ups. 

    A business development specialist will be available at shared office/co-working locations throughout Montgomery County to meet directly with business owners.  Experts will provide information about county financial initiatives and other programs, make introductions and identify the connections your business needs.  This program is open to any entrepreneur and/or business located within Montgomery County. read more here

  • 05 Mar 2015 12:57 AM | Anonymous

    The Power Conference organizers are now accepting speaker proposals. If you're interested, here is the form. Deadline is March 30!

  • 12 Feb 2015 5:07 PM | Anonymous

    A reminder - as a WBO-MC member you are entitled to register for the WBO-PGC meetings at the member rate! Their next meeting: Making the Right Connections: Teaming and Collaboration is scheduled for February 24. For more information, and to register, click here.

  • 12 Feb 2015 10:43 AM | Anonymous

    A MOOC is a Massive Online Open Course. A group at MIT is working on classes in entrepreneurship and innovation.  They have recently released two MOOCs on entrepreneurship on edX,  an online education platform created by Harvard and MIT:

    1. "Entrepreneurship 101: Who is Your Customer?" 

    2. "Entrepreneurship 102: What Can You Do for Your Customer?"

    Since launching this month, the two MOOCs​ are already home to over 70,000 students from all over the world. These courses are free and available to everyone, but so far only 20% of the students are women!  Check the courses out! You may find the content relevant to your educational and professional goals. The courses feature several successful female entrepreneurs who could be very inspiring to other women in entrepreneurship.  You can find some of the interviews with these women at the following links:  

    Hanna Adeyema, Co-Founder of Tenacity Health

    Amanda von Goetz, CEO of Thyme Labs

    Vanessa Green, CEO of FINsix

    Ning Shirakawa, CEO of Native Mind, LLC

    Sandra Richter and Jutta Friedrichs, Co-Founders of Changing Environments

    Vimala Palaniswamy, CEO of Demeter 

    Additionally, students who pass one of these MOOCs with a Verified Certificate will earn $1,000 of credit from Amazon Web Services. (For more information on this credit, visit https://www.edx.org/AWS-activate).

    Sounds like a win-win!!

  • 09 Feb 2015 11:48 AM | Anonymous

    Is your business located in Rockville? March 9-13 is Business Appreciation Week, and REDI wants to visit you! Click here to get the details and sign up.

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