See you in Baltimore!
As the host councils for the 2019 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair, the Women’s Presidents’ Education Organization (WPEO) of New York and DC are honored and excited to welcome you to Baltimore, Maryland for the largest event of its kind for women business owners.
The Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO) comprises two of the 14 Regional Partner Organizations of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)—the nation’s leading advocate for women-owned businesses. We provide WBENC Certification—the gold standard in diversity certification—at the regional level and serve as an advocate for certified women-owned businesses in our New York and Washington, D.C. regions, offering educational programs, networking opportunities and recognition. Our reach includes all of New York State, Connecticut through New Haven and New Jersey through Trenton as well as Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland.
We are so looking forward to hosting the WBENC network in beautiful and charming downtown Baltimore, for what is poised to be one of the year’s most exciting events. The 2019 National Conference & Business Fair will bring together thousands of women entrepreneurs, senior executives and procurement representatives from Fortune 500 companies, and other partners in supporting diversity and inclusion in the supply chain and economy for three days of innovative programming, inspiring keynotes, and of course, an unparalleled Business Fair.
Most importantly, we hope the 2019 National Conference & Business Fair will be a catalyst for business opportunities and growth, and our theme – ECOSYSTEMS – centers on our vision to build and nurture the most healthy and vibrant business ecosystem possible, dedicated to helping women-owned businesses CONNECT, GROW, and THRIVE.
Meet us in Baltimore, dubbed the “Monumental City” by John Quincy Adams in 1827, to be a part of the energy, excitement and WBENC’s monumental event of 2019. We look forward to enriching business ecosystems with inspiration, education and opportunity.
Marsha Firestone, Ph.D.
President & Founder
WPEO – New York & DC
WPEO – DC