EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Erin Mercede
MISSION AND WORK:
The collective goal of Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC) Program Affiliates is to advance the BRBC mission to grow the regional economy by offering cost effective leadership and professional development programs designed to support local businesses in attracting and retaining a skilled and engaged workforce.
The Women’s Leadership Council (WLC), a program affiliate of the BRBC, works to engage business women in a program that will contribute to the economic growth and positive reputation of the Greater Bridgeport Region by delivering professional leadership development to a wide and diverse audience of women in business.
The Women’s Leadership Council centers its program of work around the following objectives:
- To provide the region’s business community with information, tools and resources that will support a strong business environment and jobs growth.
- To create a network for women among BRBC member companies as well as within the Greater Bridgeport business community.
- To support the BRBC’s women-owned businesses and those BRBC member businesses that service the region’s women and children.
The WLC, Presenting Partner Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls and Program Sponsors (that have included Bank of America Merrill Lynch, R.C. Bigelow, High on the Hog Catering, Housatonic Community College, People's United Bank, Pullman & Comley LLC, SCORE Greater Bridgeport, The Right Resource, and United Bank have delivered exciting professional development events to the business community over the past several years.
Marketing and sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses interested in supporting and advancing the mission of the BRBC’s Women’s Leadership Council.
The WLC has launched a new networking group just for women called the Women's Leadership Network (WLN).