WBC: Making a difference

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There is a large difference between how women worked in 1940 and how they work today. In this CBS slideshow, there are photos of women in the workforce in the 1940s. Women could cover a range of jobs back then and with the advent of new technologies and industries, that range has grown.

Now there are less limits on what positions women can hold in a business. In today’s world, it’s not uncommon to find a female CEO or a young woman entrepreneur striving to make her small business work.

The Salt Lake Chamber’s Women’s Business Center in particular is helping small businesses come to fruition and to help engage small business owners in educational trainings to make their businesses better.

Since 2008, the WBC has:
·   provided over 877 hours of business training to 8,113 people.
·   counseled 839 individuals about business ownership.

As a result, 63 new businesses have started and 176 existing businesses have been assisted through the WBC. Because of these efforts 95 new jobs have been created.

If you would like to learn more about the WBC, click here.

And be sure to mark your calendars for the 36th Annual Women & Business Conference, which will take place at the Little America Hotel on Nov. 15, 2012. The 2012 ATHENA Gail Miller and the five women recognized as Pathfinders will be honored. The opening keynote speaker will be KUTV anchor Mary Nickle, who will present about maintaining a positive outlook and taking care of yourself since those were things that helped her in her battle with cancer.

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