This week, an event to celebrate the sweet success of women entrepreneurs

Cherri Gregg
November 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
Affiong Inyang-Itiat, engagement coordinator at Women Business Development Center - East.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week, women entrepreneurs will come together for a sweet celebration. 

"Everything we do, we do for women business owners," said Affiong Inyang-Itiat, the engagement coordinator at Women Business Development Center - East, an organization that provides women with tools they need to be successful.

"We certify women-owned businesses, we have business training programs for women entrepreneurs all the way from the start-up stage to when you want to sell your business. We cover it all. And also we host a lot of events: we host workshops, classes and webinars," she added.

And on Thursday, the group is celebrating the sweet success of their clients with their annual Desserts & More gala. It'll highlight women-owned bakeries and much more to get the funds and network they need to help the fast-growing number of women entrepreneurs.

"Even though it's so exciting that so many women are coming into business, they still need the support to help them get to the next level," Inyang-Itiat added. 

The event is at WHYY in Old City.