Growth Venture Graduates May 2012

Another fabulous week in San Leandro, California sharing the Kauffman Foundation’s GrowthVenture Program with WBEs from around the country. Eight WBENC WBEs came together to share experience & expertise over 5 days and learn together how to grow and take their businesses to the next level. Sponsored by Bank of American and Chevron in 2012, the Kauffman Foundation Growth Venture program is designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. They initially didn’t think they needed to be there, what can I learn or re-learn after 20-years in business? What could possibly change? Over a the course of 5 days the women-business owners worked through a 10 module course creating new opportunities for their businesses. On the final day each participate pitched their new vision to the whole group for feedback.  Lots of laughs and a few tears – this is what it is all about – helping each other formulate the future.

2012 Kauffman Foundation GrowthVenture Graduates:L-R: Helena Jones, Platinum Realty; Diana Platika, Platika Financial, Facilitator; Sandra James, Private Eyes, Inc; Charlotte Davis, Event Source Professionals;Sandy Hunter, Hunter Hawk, Inc. and Peggy O’Connor, OLC Global.