I talked over the phone with Jennifer Edwards from the Oklahoma WBC. Ann Marie met her at the WBC Conference in Milwaukee and gave me her contact information. It was so good to hear about the success their program is having in rural areas across Oklahoma! I typed out everything she told me and now have a really great framework to build our outreach program on. There is no need to reinvent the wheel and build something new if it’s already been done and works very well! The best advice she gave to me was to bring together strategic partners in each area to determine the needs of the women business owners in their community. That’s what I’m hoping to start on here in Utah!

Malissa Richardson