The Tuck-WBENC Executive Program is a MUST!

Reflecting back almost two years ago on the week long Tuck-WBENC Executive Program invites memories and ideas of new beginnings, fresh starts and new friends.

Arriving to Palisades, New York in late September I cannot help but reminisce about the days when I started back to school.  Even if you were not a school lover or a retreat lover, the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program is a MUST.  Why?  It allowed me a week away – away from the business and away from personal life to be with a small group of like minded women business owners. 

Of course their businesses were all shapes and sizes, lengths of operations, and industry types; however, all very intelligent women.  We were all different to some degree, but that was on purpose.  The program allowed time to focus not only on your own business issues, but also provide a safe place for others to share theirs.

I really struggle to put words on this experience and perhaps that is why I sell nuts versus write blogs.  I can say that without a doubt though that I would recommend it and do it all over again.  When you go to any WBENC event and you witness people acting like they’re at a school reunion vs a business meeting, it will be because they were graduates of a Tuck program.  It forms a unique class of women business owners each year that are bound together from then on.


Angela Bauer is an owner at Tropical Foods.

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