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Welcome To WBOM
Dedicated to providing service to each member’s business through networking, referrals, and promotion; and to providing professional development to the individual member through education, information, sharing and support.
Please join us at Bonefish Grill on January 10, 2017 at 11:30 AM!
SPARK it Up with Joan McClendon
The Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) has made a lasting impact for Saint Mary’s College students and for the Michiana community since its inception in 2009. Through SPARK, WEI seeks to fulfill the unmet needs of high-potential, under-resourced women entrepreneurs in the local area. By increasing the entrepreneurial learning opportunities to create a business plan and assisting local women entrepreneurs with various aspects of their business–marketing, insurance, business plan, social media, financial/accounting skills, as well as other services, SPARK increases their chances of successfully starting or growing their own business.
The immediate measureable impact has been that 148 women completed the program with skills needed to launch a small business, and, in some cases, changing a hobby to a career.
WBOM has recently partnered with SPARK to assist with mentoring of new budding entrepreneurs going through the program.
Joan McClendon, Associate Director of WEI, will share information about the program, and its plans for the future.
Women Business Owners of Michiana is:
A non-profit organization providing a business environment for the meeting of all women in business.
Dedicated to encouraging entrepreneurism, business ownership and management by women.
A voice for women who own or operate businesses.
Women Business Owners of Michiana strives to:
Foster education, technical assistance, and learning opportunities oriented toward the needs of women business owners and professionals.
Increase the general visibility of women business owners and leaders.
Encourage referrals of potential customers to women-owned businesses and WBOM members’ businesses/organizations in the community.
Support organizations that serve under-resourced women in our community.