Another Entrepreneurship Project of the  Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University

Advisory Board






Our Advisory Board

The WISE Women’s Business Center Advisory Board is a group of powerful, professional women in the Central New York

VISION: The WISE Women’s Business Center (WBC) seeks to significantly accelerate the pursuit of entrepreneurial opportunities by women from all walks of life both nascent and established in Upstate New York.  A representative number of clients served by the WISE WBC must be socially and economically disadvantaged. The WISE WBC will provide assistance to women entrepreneurs in the areas of finance, management, marketing, and other areas defined in the annual Work Plan. The annual WISE Symposium will continue as the premier WISE event.

MISSION: Encouraging prosperity in women entrepreneurs through education, leadership and community outreach to resources.

Meet the Advisory Board (members)

The 2017-18 Advisory Board includes:

Kathryn Adams, Cognitif Consulting Group

Berenice Bonilla, Bérica Agency for Purposeful Branding

Me’Shae Brooks-Rolling, Just the Basics Financial Literacy

Alexandra Condon, Willow Communications, Inc.

Alyse Holstein, hpg partners, llc

Madelyn Hornstein, Dermody, Burke + Brown CPAs, LLC

Farah Jadran, News Channel 9

Wendy Meyerson, Natur-Tyme

MaryAnn Monforte, Syracuse University

Judith Mower, J.C. Mower Consultants

Pragya Murphy

Peggy Ogden, Peggy Ogden LLC

Judith Seinfeld, Heritage Management Company, LLC

Laura Serway, Laci’s Tapas Bar

Kim Townsend, Loretto

Gwen Webber-McLeod, Gwen, Inc. (chairperson)

Jessica Windhausen, KeyBank

Briana K. Wright, Hancock Law Offices

Lisa Ziankowski, National Grid



Meet the Advisory Board (staff and ex-officio)

The 2017-18 Advisory Board also includes:

Terry Brown, Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship (staff)

Melinda Emerson, SmallBizLady and Quintessence Media (ex officio)

Cathy Pokines, U.S. Small Business Administration (ex officio)

Rachael Stanton, U.S. Small Business Administration (ex officio)

Joanne Lenweaver, WISE Women’s Business Center (staff)

Alexandra Waterbury, WISE Women’s Business Center (staff)



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