Empowering Entrepreneurs, Strengthening our Economy

Advisory Council

WEDC’s advisory council is comprised of prominent women business leaders who provide expertise and experience to our organization, and serve as ambassadors to spread the word about our entrepreneurial training programs and services. The members are listed below.


Eileen Fisher, Chair
Chief Creative Officer

Deborah Brenner
Founder and CEO
Women of the Vine TM

Renee Brown
President & Chief Executive Officer
C.W. Brown Inc.

Jean Chatzky
NBC’s Today Show Financial Editor

Dee DelBello
Westfair Business Publications

Dr. Joan Fallon
Founder and CEO

Diana Gould
Diana Gould Ltd.

Abigail Kirsch
Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships

Lily Lopez
VP, Citi Community Development
State Director, CT
Community Development Officer,
Westchester & Rockland

Ruth Mahoney
Hudson Valley District President
Key Bank N.A.

Lisa Price
Carol’s Daughter, Inc.



Event Speakers

Over the years, many well-known women leaders in business and the media have shared their expertise with the WEDC Community at our annual networking and luncheon events.

These event speakers include:
Jean Chatsky, NBC’s Today Show Financial Editor
Mika Brzezinski, co-host of Morning Joe and author
Monique Greenwood, CEO of Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast Inns
Cindi Bigelow, President and CEO of Bigelow Tea
Lisa Price, Founder of Carol’s Daughter
Essie Weingarten, Founder and Global Director of essie
Dr. Jenne K. Britell, Chairman of the Board of United Rentals, Inc.
Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley and Chair, National Women’s Business Council

Register For Events!

  1. Path to Entrepreneurship – Mount Vernon Public Library

    December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Business Growth Accelerator Program

    December 29
  3. Path to Entrepreneurship Program – Woodbury

    January 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Path to Entrepreneurship – White Plains Public Library

    January 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Buying, Growing & Selling Your Business WEBINAR

    January 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  6. Path to Entrepreneurship Program – Poughkeepsie

    January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  7. Path to Entrepreneurship- Ossining Public Library

    January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  8. Path to Entrepreneurship Program – Newburgh

    February 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  9. Mid-Hudson Center 60+ Hour Entrepreneur Training Program Spring 2018

    February 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  10. Tips for A Successful Loan Application Package

    February 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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