The Women’s Business E-nitiative is a program of the Garland Chamber of Commerce with a mission to engage, enrich and empower area businesswomen. Formed in April 2004 by a group of Chamber volunteers, the program increases professional development opportunities through networking and educational events.
The innovative WBe program operates under a unique strategy - focus specifically on the needs of women in business. Topics explored in some of WBe’s trademark Empowerment Luncheons include:
- Personal branding
- Business coaching
- Obtaining a work/life balance
- Business etiquette
- Living an intentional life
The program’s leadership is dedicated to inviting speakers who have demonstrated excellence in their chosen fields, all of whom can relate to the obstacles and opportunities of being a woman in the business world. Networking events also offer the opportunity to expand business connections and explore potential partnerships.
While the focus of WBe remains centered on elements of business, the women of WBe certainly recognize the value of incorporating fun into each event. The group has hosted various events such as wine tastings at local business locations and each year hosts a Holiday Extravaganza complete with a fashion show of the season’s latest styles. WBe offers a platform for these types of laid-back, enjoyable events, which didn’t previously exist in business circles.
Studies show, women naturally search for a community to belong to; a tight-knit group with which they share common goals, obstacles and life-experiences; people who they can laugh with, learn from and appreciate. WBe is the group many Garland women have been searching for. The women involved mentor each other, encourage each other and when possible, do business with each other.
From major manufacturing plant CEOs to retail small business owners and every position and industry in between, Garland’s professional women continue to see value in the economic partnering and relationship building offered through the WBe.
We invite you to engage in some of our empowering events and see how your life and career can be enriched by the Women’s Business E-nitiative.
"Let me help you get involved."
My goal is to encourage business growth by coordinating events that will increase your exposure, educate, and build strong, long-lasting business relationships. If you're looking for fun opportunities to connect with business and community leaders, give me a call.
Project Director (469) 326-7477 Liza.Ceniceros@garlandchamber.com
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