WASHINGTON, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), was invited to participate in the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting in Chicago on June 7 and 8. Prince-Eason, a national expert on women's business growth, contributed to the landmark event as part of the Small Business Working group and as a Girls and Women Champion.
CGI America is an annual meeting bringing together leaders from the business, foundation, NGO and government sectors to develop solutions that address unemployment, prepare Americans to be competitive global citizens and rethink current models that shape our economy and society. This year President Clinton called on participants to strategically integrate the lens of girls and women throughout the program. This approach is called the Girls and Women (G&W) Champion model. Champions are asked to represent the G&W lens in their respective Working Group.
Prince-Eason brought to the Small Business Working Group a breadth of insights and strategies utilized by WBENC's corporate and government members to generate productive and sustainable growth among women's businesses. WBENC enables its certified Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) to access these strategies, and acquire the skills and capacity needed to compete for and win major corporate and government business.
"I was honored to represent WBENC in integrating women and girls into a successful economic model for our future," Prince-Eason said. "Our corporate and government members are committed to diversity across the board; and many have programs to educate and fill the pipeline with the next generation of women entrepreneurs."
As Past Chair of the WBENC Board and former Vice President of Worldwide Procurement for Pfizer Inc, Prince-Eason's background combines a suite of knowledge and experience from the procurement, women's business leadership and nonprofit realms. She is driving WBENC's strategy to advance innovative corporate, government and WBE partnerships that enhance productivity and add jobs to the economy.
As an organization, WBENC provides opportunities and resources for women's businesses to succeed including a robust offering of results-oriented business-building events, executive education and a national network of decision makers. WBENC's world class certification ensures that its WBEs are 51 percent owned and operated by women.
SOURCE Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)