Entrepreneurship: A Discussion with The Center for Women & Enterprise
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m. ET
Join Boston Women in Finance in March for an engaging conversation on the supports, tools, and resources available for women leaders in Boston. Whether you're currently growing your own business, considering jumping into entrepreneurship, or looking for ways to be an ally for women-owned businesses, this is the program for you!
We're pleased to feature The Center for Women & Enterprise, a nationally-known nonprofit organization, dedicated to helping people start and grow their businesses.
CWE has worked with more than 46,000 Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont entrepreneurs since 1995. CWE also operations the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC of NE) that focuses on assisting veterans, active duty service members, and their families, with starting and growing their businesses.
More information about this program will be available shortly - be sure to register and reserve your spot today!
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ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:
Beth Ann Dahan
Project Manager: COVID Business Recovery - Eastern Massachusetts
Center for Women & Enterprise
CWE - Eastern Massachusetts
Beth Ann is the Project Manager for COVID Business Recovery at the Center for Women & Enterprise. She has an MBA from Northeastern University, a BS in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and diplomas in cuisine and wine from Le Cordon Bleu and Boston University. She spent ten years working in international economic development first as a small business advisor for the Peace Corps in Guinea, West Africa and later for organizations in East and Southern Africa and the UK.
For the past 17 years she has worked in the food and beverage industry as an entrepreneur and educator. She created and managed two successful small businesses in Massachusetts - a café and catering business and a wine production company. She has been a wine industry lecturer for the last ten years at Boston University in the School of Hospitality and Metropolitan College. She is fluent in French and served for nine years as a Trustee and the Chair of the Board at the International School of Boston, a French bilingual school.
Director, WBENC-New England & Corporate Relations
Melinda Leon is the Director of WBENC-New England & Corporate Relations the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE). As such, she oversees WBENC certifications and programs in New England for women owned businesses including 470+ Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) & 38 Corporate Partner relationships, supports new business efforts and continues to co-led the Annual Women Business Leaders Conference and Woman Of Color Business Summit, among other programs and events.
Motivated to create opportunities and access for women and minorities that lead to sustainable local economic impact, Melinda transitioned her career from healthcare to the non-profit industry. She joined CWE in February 2015. Melinda is a proud 1st generation Asian American female who grew up in a family business and understands firsthand the impact of supporting others in their journey to becoming successful business owners. She continues to learn and expand her own impact in the community through volunteering with organizations like ASPIRE, a Boston organization that aims to build and empower a community of Asian American women leaders through identity development, mentorship, and education. She is a proud member of CWE’s IDEAS (Inclusion Diversity Equity Access and Social Justice) Committee.
Melinda originally hails from the Sunshine State of Florida. While she has been a “Bostonian” for 11 years, she continues to check for alligators under her bed