Women’s Business Center Organization (WBCO)

WBCO Services Offered: 

Educational Lunches – the WBCO offers access to educational and professional development workshops that happen on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.   These luncheon workshops feature dynamic speakers who share their skills, experience, and knowledge on topics of particular significance to business and professional women.

Click here for more information on upcoming lunches.

Networking Opportunities – the WBCO membership is made up of a wide variety of business women in York County.  Attending the lunches or other WBCO programs will assist you with developing your professional network as well as provide a trusted group of women to serve as a sounding board when needed.

Mentorship Program – provides young professional women an opportunity to connect with a more experienced woman in business to get advice and professional development lessons to help them succeed in their career goals.  The target mentee for this program is employed women ages 22 – 35.  This program will launch in early 2018 – more information to come.

Advocacy – the WBCO will strive to coordinate and facilitate community-wide discussions on issues facing women in the workplace.


Get Involved!

The WBCO has a membership that provides women access to educational events, networking opportunities, mentorship and advocacy efforts within York County.  The annual membership runs from September through August each year (new memberships will be prorated based on time of year).

Membership Investment: $175 person

Benefits: Admission into each of the 9 lunch programs, summer networking event and access to the mentoring and advocacy efforts

Contact Sully Pinos for more information on joining the WBCO.


WBCO Council 2017-2018:

Josie Parr, RKL LLP – Chair

Laurin Gross, Rudy Art Glass – Vice Chair

Amy Anstine, RKL LLP

Lynne Breil, The Professional Edge

Anne Druck, York County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau

Jayne Huston, Women’s Presidents’ Organization

Lynda Randall, New Level Advisors

Carolyn Schaefer, York Traditions Bank

Sully Pinos, York County Economic Alliance


Thank you to our WBCO Sponsors
Additional Women in Business Opportunities 
ATHENA International

The York County ATHENA Committee is comprised of honorees of the prestigious ATHENA Award.  An ATHENA demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in his or her business or profession. They contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community and they actively assist women in realizing their full leadership potential.

Nominate 2018’s ATHENA Award Winner!


YWCA York

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  View YCEA Member Profile


Education:

Leadership York

Leadership York has trained, connected, and inspired individuals to serve York County since 1978. View YCEA Member Profile

Susquehanna SCORE

Susquehanna SCORE supports business development in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, and York Counties through Free Mentoring & Low Cost Workshops. View  YCEA Member Profile

Women’s Network of York

The Women’s Network of York is designed for the woman who welcomes the opportunities opened by our rapidly changing society to further her own career goals and to help shape the future role of women in our society. View YCEA Member Profile

York Traditions Bank: Her Traditions

Her Traditions is an initiative to help make finances come alive and take the mystery out of investing for women.  View YCEA Member Profile

Mentoring:

Mentorship York

Matches mentees who have a clear career progression, engage in community service and held volunteer leadership positions, and have clearly articulated personal, professional, and community involvement goals with prominent community leaders. View YCEA Member Profile

Women Living United

Women Living United (WLU) is a group where, regardless of age and background, women can come together to impact the lives of those in York County through volunteer projects, mentoring and hands-on leadership. View YCEA Member Profile

Women President’s Organization – Harrisburg Chapter

Women Presidents’ Organization, Inc. (WPO) is for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies. Members take part in professionally facilitated peer advisory groups in order to bring the “genius out of the group” and accelerate the growth of their businesses. For information and questions contact Jayne H. Huston, 724.858.8600.

Volunteerism & Philanthropy:

Catholic Women’s Club of York

Promotion of educational, literary and welfare work, and to stimulate a feeling of fraternity among its members.

Junior League of York

An organization of women dedicated to promoting voluntarism and improving York County through effective action and leadership of skilled volunteers.

The Woman’s Club of York

The mission of this Club is to engage in Philanthropic activities in the Greater York Area,  to provide cultural and educational opportunities for the membership and the Community

Women Living United

Women Living United (WLU) is a group where, regardless of age and background, women can come together to impact the lives of those in York County through volunteer projects, mentoring and hands-on leadership. View YCEA Member Profile

Women’s Giving Circle

The Women’s Giving Circle of York County Community Foundation is building a community of thoughtful, effective philanthropists. We aspire to advance York County’s social capital through the Circle’s community leadership, charitable investments, and course of study.. View YCEA Member Profile

YorIt

YorIt, an initiative of York County Community Foundation is comprised of people who are excited to build their lives in York, who are enthusiastic about York’s potential and who wish to contribute to the future of York. View YCEA Member Profile

York Young Professionals

York Young Professionals was founded with the goal of fostering interaction between young professionals, community residents, stakeholders and our business community. YYP creates positive opportunities for networking, community outreach and professional identity. View YCEA Member Profile

Young Women’s Club of York

Young Women’s Club is a community service/social organization providing opportunities for newcomers and York County residents to become active in the York community. Young Women’s Club of York offers monthly club meetings, social activities, educational programs, and community service projects.

Resources:

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Contact Sully Pinos for more information on any resources or programs detailed above.