WBENCPitch is a signature WBENC program featuring a series of pitch competitions and educational sessions to help WBEs hone their business pitch, gain meaningful exposure, and compete for grants and other prizes to invest in their business.
The WBENCPitch 2022 competition includes three (3) rounds of pitching:
- Regional First Round Competitions, hosted by Regional Partner Organizations (complete)
- Live-Virtual Semi-Finals: 10/24 and 10/25 from 2:00-4:15PM EST (complete)
- Live In-Person Finals: 11/15 at “Innovate with WBENC” event in DC
Congratulations to the Finalists & all of the WBENCPitch WBE participants!
Kimberly Meek is the owner & CEO of Hacha Products Corp. Drawing on business and personal relationships spanning decades, Kimberly Meek founded Hacha Products Corporation in 2015 as a platform for meaningful impact.
She is a vocal advocate for diversity in the global supply chain, and has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship on the critical need for educational and vocational support for women in STEM professions (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics).
Kimberly is an Industry Advisor at The University of Chicago – Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. Her role there is to mentor post-graduate researchers and post-doctorate scientists, helping them reframe their esoteric theses and dissertations in terms and language of private capital and industry audiences.
She is the Second Vice Chair of the Marketing Forum within WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council). Until she moved to Traverse City, Michigan in 2020 she was a member of the Chicago Chapter of the IWF (International Women’s Forum).
Building on her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from St Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN she has taken advantage of multiple industry executive leadership curricula, including WBENC’s Shell Energy Executive Program, and its WeThrive leadership track.
Diversity executive leadership programs include offerings at Cornell University and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
In addition to advocating for supply chain diversity and ‘Women in STEM’, Kimberly applies her leadership to environmental stewardship, especially fresh water.