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WEupdates – DTE Foundation, $1 MM to Domestic Violence Shelters

October 19, 2020


  • DTE Donates $1 Mil to Domestic Violence Shelters
  • Facebook Hosting Diverse Supplier Virtual Summit
  • WBE Awarded Dr. Tererai Trent Award
  • WBENC Holiday Gift Guide 

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DTE Foundation Grants $1 Million to Domestic Violence Shelters (Via Corp! Magazine)

‘With COVID-19 putting a strain on the resources of domestic violence shelters, the DTE Energy Foundation announced Tuesday it would provide $1 million in grants to 45 shelters to help them weather the strain.’

Read the full article from Corp! Magazine.

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TODAY (Wednesday 10/21) and Tomorrow (Thursday 10/22) Facebook is hosting a Diverse Supplier Virtual Summit: “Together on the Journey” 

The two-day program includes live content and pre-recorded sessions to help business owners learn more about how to do business with Facebook as a diverse supplier and, for their current suppliers, deepen the relationships with each other and the community. 

  • Day One (10 AM PDT; 10/21) is a live public broadcast from our Facebook page
  • Day Two (9 AM – 12 PM PTD; 10/22) is an exclusive networking expo for Facebook’s diverse suppliers. 


Congratulations to Tammy Renee Butler, co-owner of Engaging Solutions, LLC and Great Lakes WBC certified, Women Business Owner, who was awarded the Dr. Tererai Trent Award by the NAWBO!

The award recognizes a woman who encompasses the characteristics displayed and practiced by Dr. Tererai Trent, one of today’s most recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment.

Like Dr. Trent, Ms. Butler has demonstrated extraordinary service to others in our local organization, in our state, and in this world. Her focus on equality and equity are a model for our times.’


This month (#NWSB) we stand together and support Women-Owned small businesses not just with our voices, but with our wallets!

WBENC has put together a Women-Owned holiday gift guide to help you #BuyWomenOwned: 

View the full guide here.

Upcoming Events

Orientation for Certification

October 26, 2020 Register to attend

execWEs Vision 2020: Clear Focus in Uncertain Times

October 22, 2020

Webinar Courageous Conversations

November 10, 2020


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