Women Entrepreneurs Forum helps local women kickstart business

(ABC 6 News) – As ABC 6 continues to highlight local businesses during Small Business Week, there is one organization helping women kick start their business.

The Women Entrepreneur or, WE Forum launched in 2019 to provide free educational programming for women looking to run or start a business. It first started as an idea between Saint Mary’s University and the Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc. (RAEDI.) Each month the forum gets together for different events to help women move forward with their careers.

"Oftentimes women don’t necessarily get that same voice when it comes to their business success," said Christine Beech, organizer for WE Forum.

"So we wanted that to be an opportunity for us to really understand the amazing women in this region who are involved with business here, and just kind of get to know what they’re doing and how we can come alongside them."

The next WE Forum event is a workshop on May 19.