In 2009, Great Lakes Women’s Business Council (WBC) provided leadership development for its women business owners through the Leadership Institute. After ten years, execWE replaced the institute as a leadership training initiative transforming to meet the needs of the members of the Great Lakes WBC.

execWE is offered annually and focuses on developing second stage business management skills for women business owners who are serious about growing their businesses. The one-day executive education program is an opportunity for women business owners to interact with other women entrepreneurs, executive-level leaders, and learn from industry and business development experts. Programming of execWE positions the woman business owner to gain a skilled and competitive advantage. Participants walk away with the tools to succeed in a fluctuating business landscape and how to navigate complex relationships and gain clarity on building and leveraging their networks. execWE is a unique interactive, enthusiastic, program of dynamic content with applications for an exceptional business model.