JOIN OUR MISSION
As a project of Syracuse University funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration and our host the Whitman School of Management, the WISE Women’s Business Center trains more than 1,000 women entrepreneurs each year and counsels more than 130 individuals one-on-one, yet requires added funding to meet the ever-growing needs of our clients and program participants.
The WISE Women’s Business Center (WISE WBC) depends on support from individuals like you to help carry out our mission of empowering women entrepreneurs. There are many ways to support the WISE WBC mission, its clients, and important programs and initiatives that will help women entrepreneurs to thrive from their engagement with WISE Women’s Business Center and be valued, individually and collectively, as powerful economic forces in the Central New York community.
WAYS TO SUPPORT THE WISE WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER:
FINANCIALLY SPONSOR THE WISE WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER
The WISE WBC relies on the generosity of corporations, organizations and individual donors to support its day-to-day operations and to provide educational programming and business counseling at no cost to women entrepreneurs. We have many levels of sponsorship to help fit your budget. Financial support helps to fund business counselor hours to assist a woman entrepreneur in writing her business plan.
To learn more about how to get involved and support women entrepreneurs through the WISE Women’s Business Center, please contact WISE WBC executive director Joanne Lenweaver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEACH A CLASS OR BE A MENTOR
Are you interested in sharing your industry or entrepreneurial expertise with women entrepreneurs? There are many ways to get involved, such as designing and leading a program/class, getting involved with the WISE Symposium/Unplugged events, and others. To learn more about how to become an instructor or mentor for a woman who is starting a company, please contact WISE WBC executive director Joanne Lenweaver at email@example.com.
BE AN AMBASSADOR
It’s easy to become an ambassador of the WISE Women’s Business Center! Be sure to follow us on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and share our events and programs with your network! We have a full calendar of networking events, social functions to celebrate entrepreneurs, and classes and programs for women at all stages of business. We’re all about bootstrapping and guerrilla marketing, so if you’d like to become a WISE Ambassador, we’d love to have you help share the opportunities and accomplishments of WISE WBC with your network and community.
SHARE YOUR STORY
Has the WISE Women’s Business Center helped you to launch, grow or exit a business? We’d love to hear from you about your entrepreneurial journey! Please contact Alex Waterbury at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how to share your story with WISE.