Astra Women’s Business Alliance (Astra) & a Regional Partner Organization (RPO) of the Women’s Enterprise National Council (WBENC) announced today that Lynn Tilton of Patriarch Partners will be the keynote speaker at Astra’s 16th Annual Workshops and Awards in San Francisco on July 25th, 2012. Patriarch Partners owns more than 70 companies throughout the country, many of them are certified as women-owned by WBENC through it’s network of RPOs.
Astra Women’s Business Alliance Astra Women’s Business Alliance was founded in 2000. Astra’s mission is to work proactively and cooperatively toward the elimination of marketplace barriers, such that women-owned businesses receive access to and fair consideration of programs and projects that fund business growth. Astra provides business skills training, team development and linkage to contract opportunities to women owned businesses throughout the northwest. (www.astrawba.org)
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its national standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations.(www.wbenc.org)