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About

Our Mission

We equip, elevate and empower African American and other beloved women of color to access the knowledge & resources they need to create generational wealth and a legacy of economic impact while staying well. 

We advance

economic equity, inclusion and justice.

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It's my absolute pleasure to support events hosted by WCEO. Whether I'm on a planning committee or greeting guests at a live event, I take pride in knowing I'm part of a movement that empowers women to achieve their dreams. 

       ~ Dana Reid, Member 

Our Vision
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Our Vision

All women of color will achieve their full economic potential. 

Our Programs & Services 

  • Equip through Business Acceleration

  • Elevate through Financial Know How  & Access to Capital 

  • Empower Leadership Development & Coaching 

  • Events 

  • Networking 

  • Research & Data 

  • DEI Consulting  

We believe when ALL women are elevated simply as they are born and when empowered to define their futures, then, and only then, women will change the world. ~ Keena M. Smith

Founded in 2013, the Women's Center for Economic Opportunity (WCEO or  WCEO) advances racial, gender and economic equity.  WCEO facilitates successful access to capital (knowledge and financial) and connections for African American women and other beloved women of color.  WCEO is an advocate for the elimination of racism and closure of the racial and gender wealth gap.  WCEO celebrates our allies who live and practice anti-racism. 

Our Board of Directors

Hon. Tracy Heard, Executive Dir., Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence, Chair 

Jerry Saunders, President & CEO, APDS, Vice Chair & Sec/Treasurer 

Lisa Gutierrez, President & CEO, Dos Hermanos 

Moniqua Spencer, Sr. Vice President, Advantage Capital 

Laura M. Comek, Esq., Attorney, Comek Law

Barbara J. Smoot, President & CEO, WELD USA (Emeritus) 
 

Our Staff

Keena M. Smith, Chief Executive Officer 

Victoria Murray, Customer Relationship Manager

Jessica Johnson, CFO (Fractional)

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Keena M. Smith, Founder & CEO

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Special Thanks To Our Partners

Women's CEO is able to make a difference because of the support of our trusted community partners. Consider becoming a partner today.

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Become a Partner

Women's CEO is able to make a difference because of the support of community partners. Consider becoming a partner today.

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