(Washington, D.C. December 14, 2017) — Teresa Meares, National Board Chair of the NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development, has been named a Vice President of Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises Mondiales (FCEM). FCEM is the pioneer association uniting women business owners from the world over that today includes over 120 different countries and 5 million members from the five continents.
“I am honored to have been selected to serve as a Vice President of FCEM,” said Meares. “I will be working with the FCEM leadership to focus on training, education, and assisting with survey needs of women entrepreneurs around the world. We look forward to working together at FCEM and NAWBO to better understand the similarities and variances of women business owners so we can better support and empower each other.”
NAWBO will be hosting the international leadership of FCEM in New York City April 12-14. The event, the theme of which is “Exporting Entrepreneurism,” will take place in conjunction with a NAWBO Leadership Development Training.
“FCEM is pleased to connect women business owner associations around the world so they can share and connect on the programming and policies that lift up women,” said Marie Christine Oghley, President of the World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM). “Women business owners are united in their support for each other. We are proud of the role we play in encouraging that unity as women business owners around the globe strive for parity.”
Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America's more than 9.1 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries. NAWBO develops programs that help navigate women entrepreneurs through the various stages of their business growth.