Thursday, October 6, 2011

WEPP Power!

I don't think I told you guys, but I'm a part of a fabulous program called WEPP, which is Women Entrepreneurs Partnering for Profit, an exciting women's networking and partnership program that launched on September 1st of this year.

Here's a little more info about WEPP:

The brains behind this wonderful initiative is Cheryl Wood, a motivational speaker, author and entrepreneur. A 12-month recurring program, WEPP is specifically designed to promote the profitability of women in business via "Partnership Clusters"-- intimate groups of focused and committed women entrepreneurs who possess an equal desire to develop, grow and expand their profits through strategic partnerships. The program promotes an abundance mindset that empowers women-owned businesses to pull their resources together versus remaining individual elements. Each annual programs enlists 50 participants who agree to bridge the partnership and profit gap that so many women-owned businesses are missing. WEPP provides a platform to catapult profit earning potential by means of increased: (i) revenue potential, (ii) resources, (iii) exposure & visibility, (iv) industry expertise and (v) collaborations.

First WEPP Meet and Greet

Many trusted community leaders and organizations have joined this initiative as WEPP Power Partners. These high profile individuals and companies endorse and support the concept of the program and add value to the WEPP participants. The 2011 Power Partners include: A'Lelia Bundles (Author, Journalist, Speaker & Great-Great granddaughter of Madam CJ Walker); Dee Marshall (International Speaker & Coach); Cheryl Broussard (Sister CEO); LaFern Batie (Business Strategist & Executive Coach); Lucinda Cross (Mompreneur, Speaker, Founder of Corporate Mom Dropouts); Morgan State University; Heart & Soul Magazine; WomanTalk Live Radio, Sisters 4 Sisters, Inc.; EPNET (Entrepreneurs and Professionals Networking) and Prince George's Community Federal Credit Union.

WEPP strengthens local communities by supporting the financial independence of women entrepreneurs who, in many cases, are the bread winners of their households. The program is involved in a number philanthropic efforts and has launched a "Pay-It-Forward" Youth Entrepreneur Scholarship Program to support aspiring or beginner entrepreneur girls between the ages of 14-24 who want to grow thriving enterprises.

WEPP is currently accepting applications for 2012! You can become a part of this powerful program in the following ways:

  • WEPP Participant
  • WEPP Affiliate
  • WEPP Power Partner
  • WEPP Advertiser

Here's what Dee Marshall, one of the Power Partners, has to say about the program:

"Working for yourself shouldn't mean you have to work by yourself. Having served women business owners for several years, I understand the need and value in strong peer networks that offer more than just a motivational deposit, and the WEPP Program does more than that which is why I'm excited about the businesses that are going to flourish out of Cheryl's brainchild. See you at the top!"

For more information about WEPP, just click here.

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