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Women In Successful Enterprises and Grand Rapids Funny Girls on Achieving Work Life Balance

Grand Rapids Women In Successful Enterprises and Grand Rapids Funny Girls on Achieving Work Life Balance

This evening event was created for women in business to poke fun at the ever-elusive goal of work-life balance.

Grand Rapids Women In Successful Enterprises (WISE), a collection of leading, like-minded and entrepreneurial women, has announced that it will host an innovative business event at Start Garden, Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan on the 17th of May 2017. This groundbreaking and revolutionary event will feature captivating business networking and educational get-together focused on discussing how to use humor to achieve work-life balance and feel better about chaos.

Based in Grand Rapids Women In Successful Enterprises (WISE) was established with the primary aim of providing an encouraging environment for women-owned businesses to network and work together to build wisdom and extend support for growth and business success. The activities of the non-profit resource for women entrepreneurs are focused on fostering an environment of growth and support where businesswomen connect with each other; thereby taking their businesses to the next level and contributing to each other’s successful business growth and development.

In the bid to achieve this laudable primary aim, Women In Successful Enterprises gathered a team of qualified women entrepreneurs and business veterans to organize events, seminars, and lectures designed to empower and educate women in business on ways of engaging and surviving in their businesses. “Through a perfect blend of expertise and the business experience of our noble team as well as leveraging advanced technology, we have successfully delivered the most creative and educating events to women in business within the West Michigan area”, said Connie Sweet, co-founder of Women In Successful Enterprises.

To host this creative and fascinating event, Women In Successful Enterprise is collaborating with other organizations that will contribute to making the event a memorable occasion. The organizations include SBDC, GROW and Funny Girls.
For further information about Grand Rapids Women In Successful Enterprises (WISE) and its upcoming business event visit our events section on the website.

Girl Scout Cookies – A Treat with a Mission

As WISE celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of Girl Scouting on February 7, everyone has the opportunity to support this spirit starting February 8th with Girl Scout Cookie Day.  Read on, to learn more about the magic of these tasty treats.


(Excerpt from GSA pressGS Cookies release, Grand Rapids, Mich – January 24, 2013)
The famous Thin Mints remain, but Girl Scouts are giving their cookie boxes an overhaul to highlight the real purpose of the $790-million cookie program, which is to teach girls five essential life skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills. To celebrate such a monumental program, this year Girl Scouts has named February 8 National Girl Scout Cookie Day. Girls will be asking 50 million cookie fans across the nation to buy or order more boxes in honor of their success in running the largest girl-led business enterprise in the world.


When it comes to skill building, statistics show the Girl Scout Cookie Program works.   All the revenue earned from cookie activities-every penny after paying the baker-stays with the local Girl Scout council that sponsors the sale. Councils use cookie revenue to supply essential services to troops, groups, and individual girls, such as providing program resources and communication support, training adult volunteers, and conducting events. As part of their experience in any Girl Scout product activity, girls can earn official Girl Scout awards.


“We have lots of young entrepreneurs in our council who love participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program. It provides these girls with opportunities to create their own businesses and work toward specific goals,” said Gloria Lara, CEO of Girls Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore. “Our girls are doing some amazing things with their cookie earnings from helping out local charities to taking trips across the globe.”


Girl Scout cookie boxes now feature a new look that highlights the skills girls learn through the program. A new Girl Scouts of the USA marketing campaign reinforces this more contemporary message with the theme, “This Is What a Girl Can Do.”


The 2013 Girl Scout Cookie Season in northern and western Michigan will run from January 18 through April 12, 2013. Girl Scout cookies are still $3.50 per box.  Join us in supporting future business women in West Michigan.

Remember to join WISE for an evening of networking and celebrating women leaders as Gloria Lara, CEO of Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore talks about the positive lessons learned by today’s Girl Scouts and how to apply them in contemporary business. Read More…


Seats are filling quickly, REGISTER TODAY!

Herman Miller Small Medium Business group will be giving away the SAYL Chair at the WISE event.  The value of the chair is $400.  Must be present to win.

Herman Miller Sayl chair

Bonus! WISE meeting sponsor, Herman Miller Small Medium Business group will be giving away the SAYL Chair at the WISE event for a lucky attendee!  The value of the chair is $400.  Must be present to win… you may just be surprised with one of these newly designed filled cookie boxes!