West Virginia WBE Forum Luncheon Celebrating Women`s Entrepreneurship Week

October 25-November 8, 2019 One Civic Center Plaza Exhibit Hall 1

Big Sandy Superstore Arena

October 25-November 8, 2019

Join Marshall University and Women’s Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley (WBEC ORV) in celebrating West Virginia’s women business owners. WBEC ORV is an organization for women business owners interested in promoting, developing and maintaining business relationships with other women business owners, major corporations and governmental agencies.
WBEC ORV provides Women`s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certification to women owned companies in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. WBEC ORV is one of 14 regional partner organizations authorized to administer this world-class certification across the U.S.

During this local event, you’ll:
  • Learn the value of being a part of the WBENC Network
  • Honor WBEs from across West Virginia
  • Hear a compelling keynote from West Virginia’s own, Brad Smith
  • Network with corporations and other WBEs committed
    to the success of WBEs
  • Learn about resources available to support women-owned

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Brad Smith
Executive Chairman, Intuit

Brad Smith is executive chairman of Intuit`s board of directors. Smith served as Intuit`s president and chief executive officer from 2008 to 2019, where he successfully led the company`s transformation from a desktop software company to a global, cloud-based product and platform company. He has been a board member since January 2008 and became chairman of the board of directors in January 2016.


Before being named CEO, Smith was senior vice president and general manager of Intuit`s Small Business Division, which included the portfolio of QuickBooks, Quicken and Payroll products. Previously he led the company`s Consumer Tax Group, which produces TurboTax, the nation`s leading consumer tax preparation software. He began his Intuit career leading the Accountant Central community, cultivating relationships and delivering services for accounting professionals. Smith earned his master`s degree in management from Aquinas College in Michigan and a bachelor`s degree in business administration from Marshall University in West Virginia. Smith is on the board of directors at SurveyMonkey and serves as chairman of the Nordstrom board of directors.


11:00 am - 01:00 pm
Exhibit Hall 1
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01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Exhibit Hall 1
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