Welcome to WBOC (Women Business Opportunities Connections), the premier organization in CNY for women in business. Our members are women business owners, women in business and women business start-ups.
WBOC has spent more than 20 years being a resource for local women in business. Over those years, we have formed relationships with an array of organizations willing to further your entrepreneurial success.
We support organizations that support and advance women in business.
Proceeds from the WBOC Holiday Auction sustain the organization and benefit the WBOC Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are awarded to women to attend the annual WISE Conference, to local high school students exhibiting an entrepreneurial spirit in their higher education choice, and to a member businesswoman with business development needs.
For more information contact us at info@WBOConnection.org
The mission of the WBOC is to support and advance the success of women in business.
In keeping with our mission, the WBOC offers four grant programs:
1) WISE Symposium grant scholarship, a competitive grant program that is open to all WBOC members. The recipient of this grant will receive a ticket to the WISE Symposium. Applications are available here and are due on March 15, 2016.
2) WBOC Gold Membership Grant. This competitive grant is open to any women in business. The WBOC Gold Membership includes 1 year annual membership, • 8 paid program meetings, • 1 month sponsorship in meeting brochure and on the WBOC website, • ½ table at WISE Symposium in April, and a listing in the WBOC website directory.
3) WBOC Family Member Scholarship. This competitive scholarship is awarded to a WBOC active member’s child who is between the ages of 17-24 and is enrolled in an accredited Post-Secondary program. The student must demonstrate initiative, ambition, and a commitment to pursuing an entrepreneurial spirit. Applications are due May 20, 2016.
4) WBOC Opportunity Grant. This competitive grant is open to any WBOC member. This grant is awarded to a women of any nationality in business, which has a financial need and demonstrates initiative, ambition, and a commitment to pursing an entrepreneurial spirit. The grant is awarded to a recipient who will use the money to grow their business in some positive way. Applications are due May 20, 2016.
2016 WBOC Family Member Scholarship Recipient:
Jonathan will be attending Syracuse University
2016 WBOC Opportunity Grant Recipients:
Alice Patterson - Alice G. Patterson Photography
Nicole Davidheiser - President
Joanne Del Balso - Vice President Marketing
Tamela Fabiano - Vice President Membership
Michelle Howe - Vice President Programs
Nichole Capsello - Treasurer
Anna Hartwell - Secretary
Heather Kennedy - Director At Large
Sheila Ohstrom - Director At Large
Lorna Oppedisano - Director At Large
Collette Powers - Director At Large
Allison Haslam - Immediate Past President