SUPPORTING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS OF WNC
WEWNC is a regional partnership aimed at educating, empowering, and equipping Women Entrepreneurs of Western North Carolina. The initiative focuses on delivering highly targeted training, mentoring, and professional networking opportunities for female business owners operating across WNC.
CEO INTENSIVES – NOVEMBER
Social Entrepreneurship: Purpose, Passion & Impact
Dr. Lisa Fournier, Lenoir-Rhyne University Graduate Center
You know in your heart you have to make a difference. But, putting money in the bank for payroll is more pressing than the notion of your business “doing good” and scaling up. You wonder, “Is it even possible to ‘do good’ and make money at the same time?” Yes, It is possible in social entrepreneurship to make this happen! This month we’ll explore social entrepreneurship and the strategies and mindset on how to make this kind of business grow. By the end of the month, you will learn how-to start a social enterprise, apply for a B-Corp Certification, and lead an impact business. Live out your purpose-passion-impact and make a difference!
50 Minute Keynote at “Tenacious Tuesdays” on Tuesday, November 7th from 3:00-5:00 PM (FREE event)
As the third convening of the new FemCity Asheville program, the November “Tenacious Tuesdays: Glass Ceilings & Champange” will bring women entrepreneurs and professionals together to discuss the ways that we can blur the lines between business and non-profit. As the opportunities for Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship become more prevalent across the country, Asheville is already acting as a leader within this innovative leadership trend.
The November session will continue our Monthly Training & Coaching series in partnership with WEWNC, as we discuss Social Enterprise Models with the following two Keynotes; Dr. Lisa Fournier & Stephanie Swepson-Twitty. Register here.
60 Minute Workshop on November 16th from 8:30am-9:30am at the Goodwill Career Center
Starting a Social Enterprise
This strategy-based class focuses on aligning your values with your ideas and taking the next action steps to start your social enterprise business. We will complete a core values exercise as well as introduce tools to create a stakeholder map and business model for your social enterprise. If you have an idea, but don’t know how to get it off the ground, this workshop is for you!
60 Minute Pre-Recorded Webinar with Activities (Week of Thanksgiving)
Thinking about becoming a b-corp certified company? This how-to session will lead you through the steps of what to consider when becoming b-corp certified as well as provide ideas on what to do within your business to meet or improve upon the b-corp criteria.
60 Minute Conference Call Live on November 30 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Leading an Impact Business
Leadership in an impact business is more than delegating to employees. It is about aligning your purpose and passion to the business values. In this call, we’ll focus on leading with purpose to transform communities through business! Consider this question: How do you want to see your community transformed?
TICKETS ARE LIMITED TO 35 WOMEN. 3 3/4 HOUR INSTRUCTION PACKAGE = $100
The CEO Intensives are monthly training programs offered to help WNC female business owners scale clear barriers to growth. The programs offer a rare opportunity to deep-dive with Industry Experts on the most pressing topics relevant to existing businesses. CEO Intensives are structured to ensure women are able to obtain the kind of concentrated education, targeted coaching, and professional insight required to adequately address the topic.
Monthly learning is delivered over 3 1/2 hours of varied engagement, including; 1) Keynote at Networking Event, 2) Webinar & Activities, 3) Face-to-Face Group Coaching Session, 4) Group Coaching Conference Call. We value your time, and are working to guarantee that high quality content is presented in methods which fit within complicated schedules. Our team is also committed to bringing together only the most qualified Expert Trainers and Content Instructors available, to certify the validity of all presented information.
NOVEMBER EXPERT TRAINER: DR. LISA FOURNIER
Dr. Lisa Fournier’s business journey began when she was a college undergraduate at Western Carolina University. After growing and selling her first business in imprinted sportswear in the late 1990s, she was hired as an implementer in several emerging-growth companies during the dot.com era and throughout the 2000s. In 2013, she started a benefit corporation to better understand how they operate, and to pass those strategies on to those who desire to pursue a path of social entrepreneurship. Lisa is now the Director of the Lenoir-Rhyne University MBA Program in Social Entrepreneurship and Non-Profit Management.