WBENC Business Lab

Tuesday, March 17 &
Wednesday, March 18

The WBENC Business Lab is an interactive learning experience for women business owners and business professionals.

At Summit & Salute, the Business Lab will feature a series of experiential learning circuits designed to leave you with actionable insights to help your business and career.

Browse the schedule to view Business Lab sessions or download the full schedule grid here

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Business Lab Circuits

Ready to tap into your innate leadership style to help drive business growth? In the WBE Leadership Circuit, learn why you should think of leadership as a verb, not a noun, and how you can develop effective leadership at all levels of the business, in all situations, by sharpening common leadership skills and traits.

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Design thinking is a process used by many top corporations for creative problem-solving. For everyone one from small business owners to experienced corporate professionals, the Design Thinking Circuit will help you look at business challenges from a fresh perspective and provide you with resources to drive innovation and creativity within your team and business.

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Certification is an invaluable business tool for women-owned businesses, but it’s just a starting point. Learn how you can maximize your WBENC Certification to achieve the most benefit for your business and bottom line. The WBENC Certification Circuit will cover the ins and outs of the WBENC network and feature insights from WBE leaders in certification, business matchmaking, and more.

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As a corporate professional, exceptional leadership is key to your individual success, and to the success of your company. The Corporate Member Leadership Circuit will allow you to share and learn from best practices amongst your peers on leading and growing a best-in-class Supplier Diversity program.

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Your brand is one of your most strategic assets. Who you are – and how you are perceived by others – can be just as important as what you do. The Brand Builder Circuit will help you build and enhance your brand to help you connect with clients and customers, stand apart from your competition, and derive true business value. 

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Come learn about the funding alternatives available for Women’s Business Enterprises and how to make your business bankable. Get connected to experts in the industry with 1:1 financial coaching and learn what are the most effective approaches to funding in order to accomplish your business goals.

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Anatomy of a Business Lab Circuit


Quick, interactive seminars with subject matter experts. These sessions will last 40 minutes and many will repeat throughout the course of the event so you have multiple chances to attend.


Group and one-on-one coaching sessions. Coaching will be available in several circuits throughout the course of the Business Lab.


Guided hands-on learning activations. Put your learnings to the test and leave with something tangible to improve your business or solve a business challenge.