Women's Economic Imperative

Transformational Entrepreneurship​

​WEI constructs and catalyzes opportunities for women entrepreneurs in the “missing middle” in traditional and non-traditional sectors.​

​We recognize that for women entrepreneurs the “missing middle” is diverse and relative to economic context in terms of size, legal status, location, and sector. Regardless, they face the same basic challenges: access to finance, access to markets, access to digital resources, access to opportunities, and access to networks.​

Our objectives are to:​

  • Create pathways for women to build and scale enterprises by facilitating access to networks, markets, resources, and enabling ecosystems​
  • Build pipelines of scalable, viable and bankable women-owned/-led enterprises that can compete for financing and compete in markets and value chains​

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.