Wisconsin Women Entrepreneurs Southcentral, Inc.New members and visitors are always welcome!
is an organization of women entrepreneurs, business owners and service providers in southcentral Wisconsin. WWE-SC offers an inspiring mix of networking, support and business education at multiple meetings in Madison each month. Our members come from a variety of industries and backgrounds to share experiences and resources in a collaborative environment.
Please contact us
by email with any questions. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
President's Message July 2014
I am pleased and honored to enter my term as president of Wisconsin Women Entrepreneurs. Almost from the time I joined the organization nearly three years ago, I knew I wanted to play a part in leading this group of amazing women. I’m not just saying that.
I had just begun my freelance business when I met Joan Provencher. She suggested I might enjoy attending a WWE meeting. Two days later, I showed up at the back of Hilldale Mall – I think it was Hilldale’s idea of a food court – where a fast food restaurant was located, along with a few tables in a big open area. Women were pushing the tables together, while mall walkers looked on as they reached the end of their route and turned to go back again. I pitched in and helped, and then everyone sat down. It was a cold December morning and the wind whistled in through the double doors leading to the outside.
There was no food, but some people brought mugs of coffee purchased elsewhere, or brown bag breakfasts. Someone asked if there were any visitors and I raised my hand. I was warmly welcomed, and then the women began to introduce themselves. It was like a homecoming. I’ll never forget it. I knew I had met the people who would help me find my way as an entrepreneur and support me on my journey. At my second meeting, I wrote a check and became a member.
WWE was about sixty members strong then. Today, we number over 200 members and we’re still growing. As a new member three years ago, I saw tremendous potential in the young organization that was just becoming steady on its feet. I wanted to be part of helping to realize that potential. For two years, I served as Education Chair, initiating mini-workshops, Fifth Friday workshops, peer mentoring groups, and WWBIC Third Friday classes. I’ve developed surveys, served on ad hoc committees and coordinated WWE’s first annual report.
I am both excited and humbled to be your leader. We have a fantastic group of women serving on the board and committees this year, and together we will do our best to keep WWE growing strong and delivering value to all our members.
Barbara Samuel, 2014-2015 President
to sign up to present a mini-workshop.
Join us 8-10 A.M. on Fridays
for "WWE in the Morning"
on West Side (1st Friday)
or East Side (2nd Friday)
or WWBIC (3rd Friday)
or North Side (4th Friday)
WWE Progressive Dinner
The WWE Progressive Dinner is our most popular event.
Check the Upcoming Event Schedule for the next one!
Members of LEO
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Upcoming Events for Members & Guests
August 01, 2014 7:30 AM • Granite City, 72 West Towne Mall, Madison, WI 53719
August 08, 2014 8:00 AM • Elie's Family Restaurant, 4102 Monona Drive, Madison WI
August 13, 2014 12:00 PM • 6333 Odana Road, Ste 10, Madison, WI 53719
August 15, 2014 8:00 AM • WWBIC (Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp.) 2300 S. Park St., #103, Madison, 53713 (Villager Shopping Ctr)
August 22, 2014 8:00 AM • Esquire Club, 1025 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
Upcoming Member Only Events
August 01, 2014 10:00 AM • Granite City, 72 West Towne Mall, Madison, WI 53719
August 06, 2014 9:00 AM • Cool Bean, 1748 Eagan Rd, Madison, WI 53704
August 19, 2014 11:30 AM • The Egg & I, 2501 W Beltline Hwy #111, Madison, WI 53713
August 20, 2014 11:45 AM • Sa Bai Thong, 6802 Odana Road, Madison, WI 53719
August 20, 2014 6:30 PM • Deb SuZan, Brownstone Apts, 8502 Old Sauk, Middleton 53562