IGNITE 2017 - AWARDS LUNCHEON
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017 - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Please join the Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Canisius College as we take this timely action of celebrating women business owners who have created success and support the women-owned businesses that are looking to grow. Let’s use the energy the community has today and create great things for tomorrow!
There is a need for us to come together. According to the Harvard Business Review, “Although women start businesses at twice the rate of men, only 2% of women-owned businesses break the $1 million threshold in terms of revenues.”
Through the WBC’s 90+ programs last year over 1,000 participants were helped; resulting directly in over a dozen new businesses launched, 6 businesses accessed capital for growth, over $2 million in revenue growth and $21 million is gross sales. Your sponsorship will have an incredible ripple effect of impact as we will be able to invest in more offerings for these business owners, they will spend more and hire more as they grow, and our economy, community and your business will all benefit.
Our Ignite Awards Luncheon will be a telling visual of support with business resources, corporate services that serve businesses and business owners. The energy will be palpable, and great connections will be made by all, as this very unique event will match up attendees at the tables with potential clients, partners and/or mentors.
Let’s take this opportunity to join forces to create greater success for us all!