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  • 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.

  • 26 Jan 2015 8:26 PM | Anonymous

    Click on the links for info about the two classes, and to register.

    On February 2, the FastTrac New Venture course for early stage
    entrepreneurs, click now to register:
    http://aceitoc.montgomerycollege.edu/course/CourseView.aspx

    On February 26, The Intentional Entrepreneur course for aspiring
    entrepreneurs, Click now to register:
    http://aceitoc.montgomerycollege.edu/course/CourseView.aspx

  • 17 Dec 2014 7:27 PM | Anonymous

    WBO-MC is one of the sponsoring organizations of the Montgomery County Commission for Women's Women's Legislative Briefing. It will take place at The Universities at Shady Grove and includes a keynote by former White House Staffer, Ann Lewis and seminars on legislation in the Maryland General Assembly. Click here for more information and to register.

    If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Janice at wbo@wbo-mc.com

  • 16 Oct 2014 10:03 PM | Anonymous
    WBO-MC members are eligible to register for WBO-PG events at the member rate! Their October meeting is a panel of Federal, State and Local public policy leaders who will provide applicable tactics as they address how to make the legislative process work for your business, while sharing the benefits of staying engaged and connected in the political process before, during and after the vote.

    The voice and participation of women entrepreneurs and small business owners overall in the legislative arena is vital. We have to discover the balance between focusing on our businesses and making time to focus on the environment created by legislation. Remember, we can make a difference in ensuring that legislation actually supports the immense risk we are taking.

    Register here.

  • 15 Oct 2014 5:45 PM | Anonymous

    Did you miss Becky Corbett's brown bag seminar? Here are the main principles for you:

    There are things in your life that can and cannot be changed. You cannot change the fact that you have been given the same amount of time each day. You only have 24 hours in a day to achieve your personal and professional goals. However, you can change how you utilize these hours.

    ProducktivitySM is a unique, interactive personal and professional organizational tool that assists individuals and organizations with improving their decision making and time management skills. Clients participate in a hands-on, flexible, and fun team-building activity utilizing the Guiding Principles: Identify. Connect. Organize.

    Principle #1: Identify: The foundation to make an informed decision is to have all of the puzzle pieces connected to create a complete picture of the situation. There are different ways you can gather information to establish your vision. Use of a variety of methods such as data collection, brainstorming, and research assists you in identifying all of your possibilities.

    Principle #2: Connect: This is a critical principle that tends to be overlooked. You are so eager to get organized and check something off of your ever-growing list that you forget to take a step back to review the bigger picture. What is your vision, and how will your options add value to your organization or your personal life? It is imperative to critically analyze the information you have collected and make the connection between what is needed from both your human and financial resources.

    Principle #3: Organize: Because you took the necessary time to identify your options and connect with your vision, organizing will be easier. Planning and prioritizing your tasks helps you manage your time more efficiently and achieve your personal and professional goals more effectively.

    BSCorbett Consulting, LLC (BSC) supports you and your organization in moving ideas to action by establishing effective and efficient processes and helping develop leaders. To have a conversation with WBO member, Becky S Corbett, email Becky@BSCorbettConsulting.com or call 301.806.0446301.806.0446.

  • 11 Sep 2014 11:50 AM | Anonymous

    Argyle Middle School is looking for businesses to be a “client” for a small group of students. This will require one or two people from your organization to be the main point of contact and to work with the students sporadically throughout the school year. There will be a networking/match-making event sometime in November where you will be paired with your student group and then we’ll be doing an expo in late-Spring whether the students will showcase the final products.

    If you would like to participate, please contact Elyssa Jeter at elyssa.jeter@ja.org or 703-426-1561.

  • 04 Sep 2014 4:37 PM | Anonymous


    Calling all volunteers for Social Event of the Season! The ArtStream Annual Gala is October 24th in Downtown Silver Spring!  We are looking for volunteers who who want to help with an amazing Gala! We have the Best Conga Line in Moco! Please contact Christa Pluff at c.pluff@art-stream.org

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