• Women in Business Council

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  • The Women in Business Council (WIBC) was created in 2006 to provide an environment where professional women can network and share information essential to their business, professional and  personal lives. The WIBC provides programs, events and services to promote and support women in all areas of business, government and education.

    The Council hosts and organizes the Annual Women in Business Luncheon, coordinates the Business Woman of the Year Award and Quarterly Women in Business Council events. The Council also oversees and manages the WIBC Mentoring Program.

    The WIBC is organized by an Executive Committee.

    Coylitia O’Neal 
    Mentoring Chair:

    Kimberly Golden-Benner, Southern Regional Medical Center

    Deborah Johnson-Blake, The Writing Pad, LLC
    Kim McNair, Kim McNair Productions, LLC
    Eula Rodney, MaidPro
    Michelle Mirzaiee, Clayton County Water Authority
    Dawn Murray, House of Dawn
    Shar’ron Russell, Georgia Power Company
    Karen Sullivan, Paragon Alarm Systems, Inc.

    Mentoring Program
    Are you or someone you know starting a business or just entering into a career? Are you or someone you know in need of someone to talk with about the challenges that you are facing in business and/or career development?

    The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Council has developed a Mentoring Program to assist with the development of mentor-mentee relationships to serve as a means of career development for women in business. The year long program will be comprised of an orientation, quarterly peer mentoring groups and a year-end program and celebration.

    To participate, mentees are nominated and then complete an application. The Women in Business Mentoring Committee reviews and selects the class participants based off information provided in the application. A mini-interview session may be required of the finalists for the program.

    Mentee Eligibility Requirements:

    • Women who are in their career for three years or less. 
    • Live or work in Clayton County. 
    • Strong consideration is given to Clayton County Chamber of Commerce members in good standing. (You do not have to be a Chamber member to participate in this program)

    Quarterly Women in Business Council Events
    The Women in Business Council Events attracts the region’s top women executives and business leaders from a variety of industries. View the Chamber Calendar to register for upcoming WIBC events.

    The Annual Women in Business Luncheon features a punch reception, keynote speaker and presentation of the Business Woman of the Year Award. Various sponsorship levels provide the opportunity to exhibit to attendees. Expected attendance: 225+ 
    The Spotlight Luncheon features prominent local business women spotlighting their rise to success. Expected attendance 100+

    The "Take Five at 5" is an after-hours networking mixer. The evening is a Fun, Interactive, Valued, Exchange. Light hors d'oeuvres and wine are served. Reservations are preferred. Expected attendance 80+

    Chamber Contact
    Monica Colbert, Director of Special Events
    mcolbert@claytonchamber.org, (678) 610-4021