WomanUP initiative supports area business women

September 14, 2016

WomanUp, a new initiative of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce focused on women in business, kicks off  November 2016 with a celebration breakfast featuring author and journalist Pamela Ryckman and honoring outstanding local women professionals.

WomanUP focuses on business women who wish to build a strong network of women intent on inspiring one another to achieve individual potential; supporting each other in business endeavors; and creating a legacy through mentorship.

WomanUp, a new initiative of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce focused on women in business, kicks off  November 2016 with a celebration breakfast featuring author and journalist Pamela Ryckman and honoring outstanding local women professionals.

WomanUP focuses on business women who wish to build a strong network of women intent on inspiring one another to achieve individual potential; supporting each other in business endeavors; and creating a legacy through mentorship.

“We are fortunate in Asheville to have formidable and talented women entrepreneurs, business leaders and executives,” said Kit Cramer, President & CEO of the Asheville Chamber. “This is an opportunity-rich environment for women to collaborate with one another to play more prominent roles in business leadership. The Chamber aims to equip and encourage this collaboration through this new women in business initiative.”

WomanUP launches with a celebration breakfast November 10th at the new Mission Health Conference Center on the campus of A-B Tech with keynote speaker, Pamela Ryckman, author of Stiletto Network: Inside the Women's Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business.

During the event, awards will be given to three outstanding women in the Asheville/Buncombe business community: the Women Entrepreneurs, Best in Business Award; Outstanding Woman in Non-Profit Leadership; and Woman Executive of the Year. Nominations for the awards are due October 7th.

“We are thrilled to launch WomanUP,” said Laura Webb of Webb Investment Services, presenting sponsor of WomanUP and sponsor of the Women Entrepreneurs, Best in Business Award. “WomanUP will provide meaningful opportunities for connection among women professionals and capitalizes on the power of those connections to unleash unlimited potential.”

For more information on WomanUP or to nominate an outstanding woman in business, please visit www.ashevillechamber.org/womanup.

About the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is a member organization with more than 1,700 member businesses and organizations. Chamber members collaborate with community organizations and coalitions to support the community and each other with the mission of building community through business.

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