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.
The mission of the WBOC is to support and advance the success of women in business. We support businesses and organizations that also 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 a local high school student and to a member businesswoman with business development goals.
In keeping with our mission, the WBOC offers the following programs:
1) 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 in May each year.
2) 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 in May each year.
2017 WBOC Family Member Scholarship Recipient:
2017 WBOC Opportunity Grant Recipients:
For more information contact us at info@WBOConnection.org
Anna Hartwell - President
Tamela Fabiano - Vice President
Nichole Capsello - Treasurer
Anne Notarthomas - Secretary
Heather Kennedy Reed - Director of Membership
LeaAnne Fuller - Director of Programs
Lorna Oppedisano - Director of Marketing
Sheila Ohstrom - Director At Large
Colette Powers - Director At Large
Sara Bollinger - WBOC Administrator
Nicole Davidheiser - Immediate Past President