New Owners to Grow Women’s Networking Alliance to Help More Women-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area Increase Reach and Profit
San Jose, Calif – June 1, 2018 – Women’s Networking Alliance (WNA) President Carla Bohnett and Vice President Tracey Lee Davis will assume ownership of WNA as of June 1, 2018, expanding the organizational structure and creating additional avenues to support women-owned businesses in the Bay Area. Previous owner and founder Debbie Quintana will no longer be involved in the operations of WNA, but will focus on growing Arizona chapters under the leadership of new owners Bohnett and Davis.
“There are so many women-owned businesses in the Bay Area. We are committed to giving them the encouragement, education, camaraderie and referrals they need in order to succeed. We want to take what Debbie started and move WNA into the future, even beyond her original vision. So much has changed over the past several years in the way we do business and WNA needs to adapt to those changes to effectively support women-owned businesses,” said Davis.
Bohnett and Davis plan to continue the networking functions of WNA while expanding educational opportunities and involving WNA in regional events to connect with a wider range of businesses of all sizes. They also plan to add mentoring services for women in the initial stages of building their businesses, along with support services for members who need help and advice – no matter the size or stage of their business development.
“We have a passion for making sure women-owned businesses have what they need to thrive. Both Tracey and I have built our own businesses from fledgling companies to where we are now. WNA has been integral to both of us in our ongoing success. We want to pass on the benefit of WNA to others while they grow,” said Bohnett.
Plans for the immediate future include a new WNA chapter located in the East Bay led by Elyse Tager and an Arizona chapter in Peoria led by Debbie Quintana. In addition, WNA is actively looking to connect with community partners whose vision aligns with theirs to expand opportunities for women to grow in their business. Davis and Bohnett plan to pursue not for profit status over the next several years.
About WNA – Women’s Networking Alliance is a national organization based in the Bay Area and dedicated to the success of women-owned businesses. It provides a forum for encouragement, education and advice to help businesses increase their bottom line and business owners reach their full potential both professionally and personally. For more information, to visit a local chapter, or to join WNA go to www.womensnetworkingalliance.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 669-244-4620.