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Operation of women's business group in York County to change hands

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York County's economic-development agency is assuming control of a women's business organization that has been operated by York College.

The York County Economic Alliance will begin to oversee operations of the Women’s Business Council Organization, YCEA officials announced this week.

"It’s definitely an amicable transition from York College to us," said Kevin Schreiber, YCEA president and CEO. "York College just had a tough time finding a home for it, we saw a strategic interest - I really think we’ll be able to grow it in a couple of different directions, and take on mentorship and advocacy areas that before were underutilized."

Schreiber said he hopes his organization can increase the WBCO's role in discussions on how to grow the number of women in business and government leadership positions: "For us, it really fits with our core competency. It’s kind of a win-win-win. I do think there’s an opportunity to blow this thing up” in a positive way, he added.

The WBCO provides education, mentorship, networking and advocacy for professional women, and has hosted a monthly educational luncheon meeting at York College.

"York College has been pleased to be affiliated with the WBCO, as it provides an important opportunity for women in business," college spokeswoman Mary Dolheimer said Tuesday. "We are also grateful that some of our students studying in the (college's) Graham School of Business will continue to prosper through the organization's mentoring program. We welcome the opportunity to host the group on our campus in the future."

Further details on the transfer of the WBCO program will be announced at a press conference Thursday, YCEA officials said.

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MarcioWilges November 5, 2017 9:53 pm

It's really great to see society moving in this direction of inclusivity and even for this school to more into specifically giving an advantage to those who didn't see equality amongst their ranks in the past. Let's hope that more will follow this good example and show more inclusivity to all people of shapes, sizes, sex and race!

Tiapennell August 27, 2017 3:56 am

Operation of women's business group to change hands is really a brillent idea. Such organisation is very much important in our country and also for the campus for the future. it is a good opportunity to all of them. Best Essay Writing Service

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