In support of early stage eCommerce, media and technology entrepreneurs, Liberty Interactive Corporation has announced the launch of the 2016-2017 WeCN program (Women’s Mentorship Initiative), according to a recent press release. This program will place accomplished women business leaders and executives (of “the Council”) as mentors to early stage women entrepreneurs.
The 6th annual WeCN program will begin in San Francisco with an opening summit on October 13, 2016. The summit brings together mentors and the participating members to learn business-enhancement via panel discussions on topics such as fundraising and early stage employee compensation. The 6-month program will end in April with a closing summit hosted by Liberty Interactive.
The WeCN is designed to offer the best information on business trends and practices, and provide networking opportunities through its summits. WeCN also features an established alumnae network. The goal of this program is to provide the resources to develop relationships between their established council of business leaders and early stage entrepreneurs to ensure long-term business success. Also to help provide a solid foundation for women who are involved in the business world.
“Now in its sixth year, WeCN has successfully grown to reach over 100 women, including prominent established Council members and the leaders of tomorrow represented in each Class,” says Greg Mafei, the president of Liberty Interactive and CEO. Overseeing growth in its membership, the Council has a large number of successful and talented female business leaders who serve as mentors for the WeCN programs.
“Over the past six years, the WeCN program has really distinguished itself as a differentiated and highly effective female mentorship program,” claims Andrea Wong, who serves as one of the executives for the WeCN program. Wong says that the program has seen great results due to the relationships that develop between class members and mentors. These relationships even last beyond the program's length.