WOMEN'S BUSINESS COUNCIL (WBC)


Members of the Women’s Business Council (WBC) are responsible for assisting in attaining the Mission and Vision of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber (Chamber) by providing a platform for networking, mentoring, and leadership development for women in business.

 

The WBC of the Chamber is made of no more than 18, and no less than 10 appointed women business owners.

WBC eligibility requirements:

  • Any woman business owner who is a shareholder with 51% or greater company ownership and who provides significant daily leadership for the financial and operational strength of her company, or
  • A singular representative from a business with collective female company ownership of 51% or greater who provides significant daily management responsibilities of the business.
  • Additionally: business must be in operation for two years by the month (January) of the member’s beginning service term. The business must be the candidate’s primary job and not a secondary job or hobby.
  • Must be a Huntsville/Madison County Chamber member in good standing.
  • Must be willing to attend at least 75% of council meetings and 50% of council events.


2023 Members




 

2023 EVENTS



These events are scheduled according to the Chamber and community calendars.


February 21

WBC Forum: Portrait of Success with Ashley Ramirez

Join the 2023 Women’s Business Council (WBC) as they host Ashley Ramirez from Mason Dixon Bakery & Bistro, the 2022 Woman-Owned Business of the Year, which was presented during the Small Business Awards. REGISTER

WBC Forum: Portrait of Success with Ashley Ramirez

April 11
Speed mentoring is a fun way to introduce the value of mentoring. It can help build skills, knowledge, and foster a collaborative environment. While it is not meant to replace other mentoring opportunities, it can be an ideal way to provide the connections other women in business are craving.

August
Women in Missile Defense Forum

The Women’s Business Council (WBC) of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber is pleased to present Empowering Women in Missile Defense, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate female voices from across the aerospace & defense industry and the roles they play in the missile defense mission. This event will be hosted the Monday before the Space & Missile Defense Symposium.

October 10
Wine Down with Women Who Lead 

Meet and connect with women in business to build a network of women seeking to support women. Chat over a glass of wine about your experiences and hear from several members of the WBC as they share challenges they have faced as women business owners and how they overcame them.

 

QUESTIONS? CONTACT:

Ashley Engles-Ross
Vice President, Small Business
Chamber Liaison for the WBC
256-535-2043

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PAST EVENT PHOTOS




Wine Down with Women Who Lead, October 11, 2022

101122 Wine Down with Women Who Lead



WBC Meet & Greet, August 23, 2022

082322 WBC Meet & Greet



Empowering Women in Missile Defense, August 8, 2022

080822 Empowering Women in Missile Defense


Woman Owned Business Day Proclamation with Gov. Ivey, April 4, 2022

Photos by Alice Lessmann

040422 WBC: Woman Owned Business Day Proclamation with Gov. Ivey


Woman Owned Business Day Proclamation with Huntsville Mayor Battle, March 30, 2022

033022 WBC: Proclamation Signing with Mayor Battle


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