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WBEC Florida Events

Designed to provide you with the latest updates and opportunities from around the state.


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.


WBEC Florida Events

We strategically offer events and meet-up opportunities focused to help you grow your business by building relationships with corporate partners and our community. Keep checking back as we add new events all month long.


Entrepreneurial Independence

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


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.


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.


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!


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!

Register Now!

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]. 


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


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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Cup of Joy with Johanna 
2nd Tuesday at 10am Eastern

Grab your cup of morning joy and spend some time with Johanna Sanchez as she leads you through a few exercises focused on growing and strengthening your business connections.

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Sunset Circle with Carmen
Third Tuesday at 5:30 pm Eastern

As your day winds down, join Carmen Perez for some relaxed social sharing and community building in this engaging evening session sure to get you connecting.

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Down Time with Diane
Third Thursday at 5:30 pm Eastern

It the evening before Friday, the perfect time to share your weekly wins and soak up some energy from your community. Join Diane Sears for a relaxed session of community connections.

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Wake and Walk with Steph
4th Tuesday at 10am Eastern

Put on your sneakers, head out in your neighborhood or local park, and join Steph McFee to get in a couple of miles while sharing and connecting.


WBENC Events

Check out these National WBENC Events Coming Up!

Go for the Greens


The WBENC Women of Color Program was established with the mission to create multi-tiered programming to aid women of color entrepreneurs in increasing their competitive advantage and capacity for inclusion in corporate supply chains. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and civil unrest, WBENC is committed to doing work to fight for a more inclusive and just society. This is why WBENC is proud to partner with The Coca Cola Company, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Southern California Edison, and Walmart to provide the WBENC Women of Color (WOC) Ignite Impact Program.

The WBENC WOC Ignite Impact Program is an engaging experience focused on teaching WOC entrepreneurs how to leverage these times of uncertainty and opportunity to increase their business capacity, improve their brand identities, and understand policies and laws affecting them. As an outreach and development program, the WOC program is open to all women business owners, both WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises and those not yet certified.

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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 (

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

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

Learn More

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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