Daily Herald Feature “Seminar Helps Women Develop CEO Skills”

Women who graduated in October from the first Project CEO, talk to Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall.

Irma Bates sought “affirmation, to make sure I was doing everything correctly.” Vice president at Montenegro Inc., a Roselle supplier of paper, printing, packaging and facilities supplies, Bates and her partner “were for a longtime working out of our homes. He was sales. I was the office.”

Five years ago, however, growth brought the need for staff, office space and somewhat greater sophistication. Among Bates’ reasons for joining Project CEO: “I wanted to make sure I can read the financials. And contracts.” … She can now.

Offered by the Small Business Development Center at College of DuPage facilities in Lisle, the four-module seminar was created by SBDC manager Martha Carney to, as promotional material said, “address a training gap that is fundamentally holding women back when growing a business and creating jobs.”


*Source: Daily Heral – “Seminar helps women develop CEO skills” by Jim Kendall

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