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Welcome to Detroit!

The Great Lakes Women’s Business Council is honored to host the WBENC National Conference & Business Fair, June 19-21, and what better setting than Detroit for this year’s theme of “Discover the Difference!”  

Discovery on a sizable scale has the power to effect positive change for the greater good. And perhaps nowhere can we see this happening better than in our great city of Detroit, where business leaders have worked side by side with civic and nonprofit leadership to make a real difference. If you haven’t been to Detroit lately, then you have not been to Detroit!  We are the comeback story.

Speaking more generally, discovery is—of course—imperative to all of our enterprises. At this year’s NCBF, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for business discoveries and growth with Great Lakes Women’s Business Council’s 100+ corporate members. And, you will discover the entrepreneurial spirit and ingenuity of the city that put the world on wheels and created the Motown sound.

I look forward to seeing you this June in Detroit, where you can build your business enterprise in a city that has nearly perfected the act of transformation!


Michelle Richards
Executive Director
Great Lakes Women’s Business Council