Women's Economic Imperative

Promoting Entrepreneurship​

​“We must leverage women’s entrepreneurship as an engine for inclusive economic growth, social equity, and sustainable development.”​

​-Dr. Margo Thomas, Founder and CEO, Women’s Economic Imperative (WEI)​


WEI is taking action to support women-led businesses in the areas of concept development, start-up, operation. In addition, WEI is providing policy advice and advocating for business ecosystems that are favorable for enterprise and innovation. ​

Our objectives:​

  • ​Provide access to resources and support including training, mentoring, and networking​
  • Champion inclusive business ecosystems through advocacy and strategic partnerships​
  • Promote inclusive economic growth and catalyze innovative and disruptive women’s entrepreneurship via the WEI platform ​

Janiece Welcome Bio

Janiece Welcome has worked for several years in the fields of management, administration and education. She has developed her management and administration experience in a number of different large corporations, including Starbucks Coffee Company. In addition, she has worked with AmeriCorps Project Change and the Montgomery County Public Schools. 

Her commitment to incorporating diversity into her project management work contributed to her successful completion of projects and increased the impact of her efforts in effecting progressive change within her community.

Janiece is a leader, whose outstanding customer service and drive shines through her work. She has extensive operational and technical skills.

Janiece attended Arizona State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree. She has completed a training program at the Project Management Institute and is currently pursuing her certification in Project Management.