Group Will Focus on Mentoring, Growing Girls and Women in Business
weVENTURE, the Central Florida-based organization focused on the entrepreneurial needs of women and powered by Florida Institute of Technology, is pleased to announce the establishment of the League of Extraordinary Women.
This group of 60 high-profile, female business executives, entrepreneurs and philanthropists is leading the way in interacting with Brevard County women and girls aspiring to start and grow their own business enterprises.
The League’s mission is to strengthen women-owned businesses, elevate women and girls in leadership roles and create new opportunities for personal and professional growth.
The League is also working to identify opportunities for the area’s high-net-worth women to invest in promising female entrepreneurs who show business growth potential. Additionally, the group will provide unique mentoring opportunities for high school- and college-aged women.
“I am excited to be surrounded by the connected and influential group of women that has been selected to join the League,” said League Co-Founder Debbie Goode. “These women make a difference every day in our county, and as members of a common group with a common mission, we can all join efforts to make a real impact on our community.”
weVENTURE Executive Director Beth Gitlin added, “United in the League, these extraordinary and inspiring women will join forces to make an impact on future generations of ‘womenpreneurs,’ and their energy and enthusiasm will inspire us all.”
To learn more about weVENTURE and the League of Extraordinary Women, please call 321-674-7007.
weVENTURE (formerly the Women’s Business Center), launched in 2007 at Florida Institute of Technology, accelerates growth for entrepreneurs by providing customized coaching, business education, mentorship and networking programs. weVENTURE has three Central Florida locations (Melbourne, Rockledge and Orlando) and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information, or to register for weVENTURE courses and mentorship programs, visit www.weventure.org or call 321-674-7007.
About Florida Institute of Technology
Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. PayScale.com ranks graduates’ mid-career median salaries in first place among Florida’s universities, and lists Florida Tech among the top 20 universities in the South-both public and private. Featured among the top 200 universities in the world according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the university has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The university offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education. Additional information is available online at www.fit.edu.