AT&T Foundation Gives $5,000 to Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation

Grant will support Rural Microenterprise Gateway program's technology outreach

Sep 16, 2011, 11:00 ET from AT&T Inc.

MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the AT&T Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AT&T* Inc. (NYSE: T) announced a grant of $5,000 to the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC), a statewide economic development organization focused on business creation, expansion and sustainability, and job creation and retention in both urban and rural areas of Wisconsin.

WWBIC will use the grant to support the Rural Microenterprise Gateway, a program that provides needed business education and one-on-one assistance to 50 rural Wisconsin small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs through technology. This grant will help fund the acquisition of a LCD projector and webinar licensing for the program.

"WWBIC is grateful for the AT&T Foundation's support of our Rural Microenterprise Gateway in reaching out to our women entrepreneurs located in the more rural areas of the state," says WWBIC President Wendy Baumann. "This contribution will help us, and help those entrepreneurs, in providing needed education and support as they continue on their business journeys."

"AT&T shares WWBIC's commitment to helping Wisconsin's entrepreneurs through education and access to resources," says Tricia Conway, area manager – external affairs for AT&T Wisconsin. "WWBIC's ability to encourage economic development and provide the necessary tools for entrepreneurial success are two things that we are proud to support."

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