May 20, 2022
Westborough, MA — The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is pleased to announce that Racquel Knight has been hired as the Director for the organization's Central Massachusetts Women Business Center.
"Racquel is a skilled community leader, and her expertise will be critical to the women entrepreneurs we serve in central Massachusetts." Vice President of Program Operations Michelle Miller explains. "She will continue the work of CWE Central Massachusetts in providing free and low-cost resources for women looking to start and grow businesses, in the areas of accounting, business planning, and more."
Knight founded the One Chair 4 One Child project while a student at Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts. The For One Child Foundation Inc., as it is currently known since being registered as a nonprofit, provides comfortable learning environments for children in Jamaica's rural and remote schools.
Racquel is currently pursuing her MBA at Western Governor's University. She is one of the winners of Startup Worcester's 2018-2019 cohort, an initiative of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, Venture Forum, and WorcLab to launch and to provide support as well as co-working space for the region's budding entrepreneurs. She started the Own Your Legacy Brand Digital Agency in November 2020 and continues to be a community leader through networking and social entrepreneurship.
Asked how she feels about being hired as the Director of CWE' Central Massachusetts – Women's Business Center, she replied, "I am feeling ecstatic about being in this position. A core value I live by is being socially responsible, which simply means that by helping others, we help ourselves. Having all these resources available to women entrepreneurs is excellent for the center, and I plan to utilize and distribute as much of it as I can throughout Central/Western MA."
"My goal for being at CWE is to make Central MA WBC the first option that comes to mind when women want to learn how to start, grow, scale a business. I hope that I will distribute the resources we have available effectively and efficiently; I want to grow this center where it is resourceful enough for people to trust, and other organizations and companies will want to collaborate on projects with us." Knight says. "And lastly, I hope to create a working environment for my team where we have fun while changing lives."
About the Center for Women & Enterprise
Established in 1995, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit organization that empowers women to launch and grow their business – so they in turn can drive economic growth, lift up their communities, and create a more equitable world. CWE also operates the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC of NE) that equips veteran and active duty service members and their families with the resources to help them start and run their businesses.
As New England&'s leading organization for women entrepreneurs, we work hard to ensure that all women, regardless of their economic status, are provided access to our programs and services. CWE offers scholarships to disadvantaged clients while fostering influential relationships for successful businesswomen at the other end of the financial spectrum.
The Center for Women & Enterprise provides education, training, resources and connections to women (and men) through Centers in Boston, MA; Westborough, MA; Manchester, NH; Providence, RI; Burlington, VT; and Community Classrooms throughout New England.
In addition, CWE is the New England affiliate for Women&'s Business Enterprise National Council?(WBENC), serving as their certification arm for women-owned businesses. WBENC Certification is nationally recognized in helping established women business owners access new corporate contracts with organizations that are actively seeking supplier diversity.?
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