In Memoriam: Honoring the Legacy of Candace Waterman, WIPP President and Chief of Staff at WBENC
With profound sadness, we pay tribute to the remarkable life and mourn the untimely loss of Candace Waterman, an exceptional leader who dedicated her life to empowering women entrepreneurs. As President of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and Chief of Staff at the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Candace left an indelible mark on the landscape of women’s business advocacy and gender equality.
Candace Waterman was a visionary force, tirelessly working to elevate the voices of women-owned businesses and shape policies that fostered their growth and success. As President of WIPP, she led with unwavering dedication, transforming the organization into a powerful advocate for women entrepreneurs. Candace’s strategic acumen, passion, and perseverance propelled WIPP to the forefront of public policy discussions, making a profound impact on legislation that shaped the landscape of women-owned businesses.
In her role as Chief of Staff at WBENC, Candace played a pivotal role in advancing the mission of the organization. She worked tirelessly to promote supplier diversity, ensure fair and equal opportunities for women-owned businesses, and foster connections between corporations and women entrepreneurs. Her unwavering commitment to creating a level playing field and breaking down barriers opened doors for countless women to succeed in business.
Candace’s leadership extended beyond her professional roles. She was a mentor, a trailblazer, and an advocate for women at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey. Her ability to connect, inspire, and guide others was a testament to her deep empathy, integrity, and authenticity. Candace’s mentorship and support uplifted many individuals, leaving an enduring legacy of empowerment and encouragement.
Her remarkable contributions and impact on the lives of women entrepreneurs will never be forgotten. Candace Waterman’s legacy will continue to inspire future generations, reminding us of the power of determination, compassion, and dedication. Her vision of a world where women entrepreneurs thrive and succeed will continue to shape the future of business and create opportunities for all.
During this difficult time, our hearts go out to Candace Waterman’s family, friends, colleagues, and all those whose lives she touched. May her loved ones find solace in the profound impact she made and the memories they shared. Let us honor Candace’s memory by continuing her work, striving for equality, and creating an environment where women entrepreneurs can flourish.
Rest in peace, Candace Waterman. Your remarkable legacy will live on, and the ripples of your advocacy and empowerment will continue to shape the lives of women entrepreneurs for years to come.