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  • 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

    www.mygirlfriendshouse.org

    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.

  • 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.

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