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      Megan Christensen
      President, Women's Business Council
      2018-2019

    The Women’s Business Council’s mission, to provide a supportive environment for business professionals to network, achieve personal growth, and contribute to the community’s betterment

    One can experience a great amount of negativity when trying to navigate the business world, which to me is why the Women’s Business Council is so crucial. By holding fast to our mission, we can create a bigger, stronger network of local professional women who hold each other up, also giving women just starting out in the workplace a resource; mentors they can look up to and seek advice from, ultimately strengthening our local businesses.

    Our programming focuses on shedding light on relevant issues that affect our local businesses here in Long Beach, subject matter that is intriguing and important to all valued members of our community. Adding onto that, we want to be sure to create a positive, welcoming environment for ALL members of our community, not just for women, but also the men who support our role in the business world. In the past few years, the Women’s Business Council has striven to diversify our event programming, to bring a male perspective, a male voice, to our event discussions.

    In the year ahead we will also be adding philanthropic events into our calendar year of programming, ensuring that as an important resource to our community, we also take the time to give back to our community.

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  • Title Sponsor

    WBC Small Business Grant  

  • Women's Business Council of Directors

    WBC Officers

    President
    Megan Christensen, Able ARTS Work

    Immediate Past President
    Erin Suarez, Epson America, Inc.

    Treasurer
    Candice Callahan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Secretary
    Sharon Peterson, 10,000 Small Businesses, LBCC

    Vice President Programs
    Jackie Tan, Hotel Maya

    Vice President Communications
    Alison Vaught, Epson America, Inc.

    Vice President Membership
    Heather Summers, LBS Financial Credit Union


    WBC Directors
    Kathryn Atkins, Writing World LLC
    Chris Brown, Opus Bank
    Kat Davis, Long Beach Affordable Housing
    Maryam Diaab, Power 4 Youth

    Francesca Douglass-Franco, Humansave

    Susan Malecki, Susan Adair Malecki, MBA
    Aimee Mandala, Environ Architecture, Inc.

    Diana Rodriguez, Ek, Sunkin, Klink & Bai
    Sue Snead, YMCA of Greater Long Beach