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. Create Your Business Page on Facebook

    September 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  2. An Evening with Alice Walker

    October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Today’s Top Tools for Efficiency

    October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Bring Purpose To Your Content Srategy

    October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  5. Keep Your Day Job While Starting Your Business!

    October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  6. WEDC en Español Presenta: Primer Evento de Networking 2018

    November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Programa de Entrenamiento Empresarial- Poughkeepsie

    February 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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