Events that UP your game!

From weekly webinars to in-person partner events, we are your source for using your certification to Level UP your business opportunities.

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October

July: 
Entrepreneurial Independence

Let's celebrate one of the reasons you became an entrepreneur - independence. We will share tips and conversations.

November

August:
Claim Expert Status

Do you have Imposter Syndrome? So many of us do. But there are ways you can claim your expert status. We will be sharing tips and examples all month long.

December

September
Get Certified

Have you WBENC certification and wondering what else you might qualify for or need? We will explore other certifications that you may want to consider and how they could benefit your business.

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WBDC of Florida Events

With three banners to help you grow from how to apply for opportunities to how to be the best CEO for you and your business, we offer weekly programming just for YOU.

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Meet-ups Your Way

Each month, our regional directors lead meet-ups aimed at assisting you with building your connections. 

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Partner Events

We are fortunate to work with outstanding organizations & businesses that offer many opportunities to help your business grow. Check back regularly so you don't miss any opportuity.

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JOIN US AT THE WBENC NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Get Momentum for your business!

Don't miss the 2023 WBENC National Conference, March 20 - 23 in Nashville.

  • Thousands of Women Owned Businesses in one location
  • Hundreds of vendors in the Expo hall
  • Session to learn best practices for growth
  • And so much more!
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OUR EVENTS

 We want to help you level UP on a weekly basis with webinars and throughout the year with in-person meet-ups and regional events.

Our business growth topics rotate each week on Thursday's at 10am ET. We also offer a Certification 101 and New WBE Onboarding call monthly on the 2nd and 3rd Thursdays at 2pm ET.

Looking for support beyond our events, connect with one of our team members and explore how we can coach you to your success.

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1st Thursday at 10am

Want to know the secrets from women who have done it? This session highlights one of our certified women business enterprieses.

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2nd Thursday at 10am

Whether you want to expand your business globally or you want to have a global mindset, join us as we share the secrets to shift your growth.

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3rd Thursday at 10am

Tap into your genius zone to unleash your CREATIVE talents and elegantly embrace change, build strong connections, and make decisions.

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4th Thursday at 10am

Learn from the decision makers as we speak to a corporate leader and hear how to use certification as a business game-changer. 

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WBECFL Window Wednesdays!

Join us the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays each month for a LIVE conversation. We provide updates from around the state, as well as engaging conversations with our members and corporate partners.

These sessions are conducted via Zoom and cameras are on so that all might engage.

We have three formats:

  • 1st Wednesday: Leadership Learning - join a panel of our women business owner members as they discuss the topic of the month.
  • 2nd Wednesday: Coffee with a Corporate - join us for a one-on-one chat with a corporate partner and get info to help you successfully collaborate.
  • 3rd Wednesday: Winning Strategies with a WBE - join us for a chat with one of our amazing WBEs as she shares her tips on growing a business.

Check out our monthly themes so that you can engage with us in the Window!

CERTIFICATION 101:

Wondering if certification is right for your business? Register to join our certification manager, Lisa Roblejo, on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern for a session that walks you through everything you need to know. 

Contact Lisa for more information. Email Lisa

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A Virtual Network Event

Join us VIRTUALLY on March 30th at 10am Eastern for Coffee with a Corporate.

In this session, you will hear from Terrie Daniel, Assistant VP of the University of South Florida's Office of Supplier Diversity. Terrie will share why she is passionate about supplier diversity and tips on how to do business with USF.

This session will also feature virtual networking and Q&A.

This is a FREE Event. We hope you will join us!

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Member's Only Window!

On the 4th Wednesday of each month, we open Host a Windows only session for WBEC FL and The Growth Shift members. These calls are the perfect place to bring your questions and ask our team.

As a member, we focus on how we can help you and your business growth through every shift. 

Member's will receive the log-in and details. Need more information, connect with our Community Guide, Steph McFee at [email protected]. 

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MeetUps

Meet-Ups Your Way!

What is a Meet-Up?

Meet-ups are free opportunities for you to “meet-up” with other business owners in our community. We invite all to share ideas, updates, and ask your questions.

The Goal?

To help you build connections, while also building potential collaboration and opportunities.

We are offering 5 meet-up formats to help you build your connections and grow your collaboration opportunities. Each meet-up is offered on a different day at a different time, allowing you to flex your connection muscle and “meet-up” at the time that works with your schedule.

Join one or all, we just hope you want to “meet-up” with us!

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WBENC Events

Check out these National WBENC Events Coming Up!

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Partner  Events

Our partners are amazing, and whether we are collaborating on an event or sharing one they are offering, these are opportunities you won't want to miss out on.

Small Business Development Council: Events/Workshops (floridasbdc.org)

Entrepreneurial Collaborative Center- Tampa: Hillsborough County - Business Workshop and Training Calendar

Working Women of Tampa Bay: Working Women of Tampa Bay - events

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State Events

Check out these Florida events that are offering great opportunities for business.

Florida International Trade Expo

Enterprise Florida, Inc. is pleased to announce the first-ever Florida International Trade Expo, a virtual showcase of leading Florida export products and services. Florida is the first U.S. state to organize such a virtual trade event.

  • This global online platform will connect Florida small and medium-sized companies directly with a worldwide business audience of international buyers, distributors, and decision makers interested in their products and services.
  • Reimbursable virtual trade show grants will be available to eligible companies cover the exhibitor registration cost of $1,060.
  • Visit the website to learn more and register!
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WBECFL Window Wednesdays!

Join us the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays each month for a LIVE conversation. We provide updates from around the state, as well as engaging conversations with our members and corporate partners.

These sessions are conducted via Zoom and cameras are on so that all might engage.

We have three formats:

  • 1st Wednesday: Leadership Learning - join a panel of our women business owner members as they discuss the topic of the month.
  • 2nd Wednesday: Coffee with a Corporate - join us for a one-on-one chat with a corporate partner and get info to help you successfully collaborate.
  • 3rd Wednesday: Winning Strategies with a WBE - join us for a chat with one of our amazing WBEs as she shares her tips on growing a business.

Check out our monthly themes so that you can engage with us in the Window!

Join us for a Virtual International Women's Day Celebration!

Going global in your business can seem overwhelming, but there are partner orgnanizations that are eager and ready to support you.

Join the Women's Business Development Council of Florida & Puerto Rico and for a virtual event focused on elevating the conversation for women-owned businesses and the need to level the playing field across the globe to ignite equity and business growth.

Hear from global leaders about:

  • Why women should look beyond borders.
  • What opportunities are waiting.
  • How organizations can help.
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