C4W Member Profile: Christie MacConnell, SCWBC Director

What is your profession? Director of the South Carolina Women’s Business Center (SCWBC)

How long have you been a member of the Center for Women?  Approximately 9 months. I was exceptionally fortunate to have met Jennet Robinson Alterman, the Executive Director of the Center for Women, and shared with her my professional experience working for Women’s Business Centers in Maine and in upstate New York. I was able to connect with Jennet and the Center for Women when they were in the process of writing a grant and applying for funding from the US Small Business Administration to create a women’s business center in South Carolina. I was thrilled when the Center for Women received the funding and I was offered the Director’s position.

what inspired you to become a member?  The opportunity to meet, network and learn from other professional women. The work that the Center for Women has done in this community is very impressive.

What kind of impact has the Center for Women had on you? Profound, I am now the Director of the SCWBC, an affiliate of the Center for Women. The Center for Women is such a logical organization to host a Women’s Business Center. The SCWBC focuses on helping women launch and be successful small business owners. We offer free, one on one counseling, educational workshops, networking and mentoring opportunities.  For many years, the Center for Women has been helping women with their Entrepreneurial Women Series programs and the Women in Business Conference.

How has living day-to-day as a woman affected you? It makes me smile to know that there are so many great women out there will to help others!

What kind of message would you like to send out to women who are trying to succeed in today’s economy? This too shall pass, work hard and smart and believe in yourself!

How can people connect with you? I can be reached at 843.763.7333 x 212 or Christie@SCWBC.net. Please visit the SCWBC website: http://scwbc.net and on Facebook too: https://www.facebook.com/scwbc.

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One Response to “C4W Member Profile: Christie MacConnell, SCWBC Director”

  1. National Business Women’s Month- Salute to Working Women « Lowcountry Women Says:

    […] over 1,800 women. In its brief existence, it has helped save or start six businesses. According to Christie MacConnell, Director of the South Carolina Women’s Business Center, “I’m thrilled over the rapid […]

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