Kiesha Haughton Graduates from Leadership Maryland

Maryland Women’s Business Center Managing Director and Gaithersburg resident recognized at December 4 ceremony Annapolis, Md. (December 5, 2018) – Leadership Maryland announced today that Kiesha T. Haughton, Managing Director of the Maryland Women’s Business Center, has completed the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders. Leadership Maryland honored Haughton, a resident of Gaithersburg, and the entire Class of 2018 at its 26th annual graduation ceremony held December 4 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel. Haughton was one of 50 applicants chosen by committee to complete Leadership Maryland’s eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues. “As this year’s Leadership Maryland cohort completes its program, their journey as a graduate of our state’s finest organization of professionals begins,” said Leadership Maryland Board Chairman Dr. Memo F. Diriker ‘12, director of BEACON…

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Maryland Women’s Business Center Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tawana Jacobs, 301-315-2207   Maryland Women’s Business Center Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month Local Entrepreneurs Receive Honors; Mali Phonpadith, CSR Expert Delivers Keynote Rockville, MD, October 17, 2018—At today’s National Women’s Small Business Month celebration, the Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) presented 2018 achievement awards to local women entrepreneurs representing management consulting, global exporting, the life sciences and marketing. Also recognized were dedicated supporters of the program, which included corporate partner and business volunteer award winners. The luncheon’s keynote speaker, Mali Phonpadith, SEO of SOAR Community Network, inspired the crowd with a message about the importance of impactful communications in business and shared lessons learned in her journey as an entrepreneur. MWBC 2018 Awardees Woman Entrepreneur of the Year: Merceditas Roxas-Murray, CEO, Montage Montage Marketing Group StartRight Business Plan Competition Winner: Teri Olivier, Founder, Celebrate! Work from Home Woman Exporter of the Year: Makeba Clay,…

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SOAR Community Network CEO to Keynote Maryland Women’s Business Center Annual Awards Luncheon October 17

Contact: Tawana Jacobs, 301-325-8687   SOAR Community Network CEO, Corporate Social Responsibility Expert, to Keynote Maryland Women’s Business Center Annual Awards Luncheon October 17 Mali Phonpadith will share business inspirations and lessons learned during Women’s Small Business Month Celebration to honor outstanding area women entrepreneurs October 2, 2018 (Rockville, MD)— Mali Phonpadith, SOAR CEO, New York Times best-selling author, and TEDx speaker will be the keynote speaker at Maryland Women’s Business Center’s (MWBC) third annual Awards Luncheon, October 17, from 11:00 am.-1:30 p.m. at Lakewood Country Club in Rockville. “As the Founder/CEO of a woman and minority-owned business myself, I am honored to be keynoting and supporting the Maryland Women’s Business Center. The unique challenges and rewards that come along with running and growing a business in the Washington, D.C. market is something I live every day, said Mali Phonopadith. “My hope in being a part of this year’s MWBC’s Awards…

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Call for Nominations: Honor Maryland Women Entrepreneurs

NEWS ALERT                                                                                                   Contact: Tawana Jacobs, Tawana@marylandwbc.org or 301-355-2207   Call for Nominations: Honor Maryland Women Entrepreneurs Maryland Women’s Business Center to present awards at Annual Awards Luncheon October 17 (Rockville, MD) August 20, 2018—The Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) is calling for the public to nominate women entrepreneurs from across the state who have done extraordinary things in business and their communities this year. Awards will be presented at MWBC’s Annual Awards Luncheon Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the Lakewood Country Club in Rockville. The nomination deadline is 3:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, September 5. The award categories are: Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Exporter of the Year Innovator of the Year Minority Woman Business of the Year Woman Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year Who is eligible for a nomination? Owners of a majority (51%) women-owned small businesses (WOSB) and women partners (no more than four) who jointly own and operate a small…

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MEDIA ALERT: StartRight! 2018 Business Plan Competition Now Open

MEDIA ALERT                                                                                  Contact: Tawana Jacobs tawana@marylandwbc.org, 301-355-2207 Calling Maryland Entrepreneurs: StartRight! 2018 Business Plan Competition Now Open Seeking Entries from Majority Woman-Owned Startups; Grand Prize is $5,000 (Rockville, MD) June 20, 2018—The Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) is seeking entries from majority woman-owned companies in business three years or less for its 2018 StartRight! Business Plan Competition. The grand prize awardee could win up to $5,000 to support their business along with free publicity, networking opportunities with fellow entrepreneurs, and invaluable feedback from a team of expert judges. The deadline to enter is Thursday, July 12. Refer to www.marylandwbc.org for details. MWBC, a nonprofit organization which oversees the competition, works with female entrepreneurs from its three locations in Bowie, Frederick, and Rockville to help them start, sustain and grow their businesses. The center offers low-cost workshops and training to both men and women. Business counselors provide special one-on-one assistance to women…

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Kiesha Haughton Selected for Leadership Maryland Class of 2018

PRESS RELEASE Media Contact: Lori Crowe, Crowe Communications, LLC lori@crowecomm.com; 404-975-7935 Kiesha Haughton Selected for Leadership Maryland Class of 2018 Maryland Women’s Business Center Managing Director and Gaithersburg resident one of 52 leaders chosen for professional development program Rockville, Md., – February 12, 2018 – Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) announced that Managing Director Kiesha Haughton has been selected by Leadership Maryland to participate in its professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of business and community leaders. Haughton is one of 52 individuals chosen for Leadership Maryland’s 26th class—the Class of 2018—who will complete the eight-month, hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues. Following a two-day opening retreat in April, the class will attend five, two-day intense sessions traversing the state focusing on Maryland’s economic development, education, health and human services, criminal justice, the environment, and multi-culturalism/diversity. These sessions will…

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