Women’s Business Center Organization
As a program of the York County Economic Alliance, the Women’s Business Center Organization (WBCO) serves as the leading resource to inspire and empower women in business and the community. WBCO provides opportunities for professional development, education, advocacy and mentorship to women in business. WBCO is committed to having membership reflect the broad spectrum of diverse and talent women in York County.
Here you will find events and resources that are open to celebrate, support, promote, and advance the success of women in business – a reflection of our thriving business community and all that we offer.
The WBCO membership is made up of over 100 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.
Micro-grant Program: For woman-owned businesses, the YoCo Bloom grant program is offered at the end of each season.
Business Trainings: The Small Business Development Program can help in all stages of business growth. Learn more here.
We provide professional women an opportunity to connect with more experienced woman in business and careers to get advice and professional development lessons to help them succeed in their professional goals. The first cohort launched in September with 10 talented women committed to learning from one another and enhancing their engagement within the community.
The WBCO will strive to coordinate and facilitate community-wide discussions on issues facing women in the workplace.
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.
To nominate a speaker for a WBCO luncheon, or other YCEA event, please complete this form.
2020- 2021 Council
Lynne Breil, The Professional Edge
Molly Blymire, Penn Air
Anne Druck, United Way of York County
Lynda Randall, New Level Advisors
Carolyn Schaefer, York Traditions Bank
Jean Treuthart, YWCA York
Edquina Washington, Redeemed Queen LLC and
City of York Councilwoman, Crispus Attucks
Sully Pinos, York County Economic Alliance
The WBCO has a membership that provides women access to educational events, networking opportunities, mentorship and advocacy efforts within York County. For 2021, the season will resume virtually and the price for membership has been reduced. Membership Investment: $100 person. Benefits: Admission into each of the 10 sessions, networking event and access to the mentoring cohort. Contact Sully Pinos for more information on joining the WBCO.