Using the Virtual Push to Experiment & Grow Engagement w/ Monique Priestley

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With a push to conduct business in virtual environments, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) has been able to engage new audiences.

With a push to conduct business in virtual environments, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) has been able to engage new audiences, experiment with new programming, and completely transform the way it recruits talent, conducts business, and connects with clients. Join our conversation with Monique Priestley, CWE VT’s COVID Business Recovery Project Manager, to learn how CWEVT staff, instructors, and clients are making significant, replicable shifts in order to adapt to a world turned upside down by COVID.

CWE, which operates the women’s business centers of Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence. CWE does this by offering no-cost education, consulting, mentorship, and networking opportunities supported in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Since 1995, CWE has worked with more than 46,000 entrepreneurs throughout New England. Traditionally, much of their programming has been conducted in-person in major population centers.


Provided by the Burlington Chapter Coordinators. Due to concerns around COVID-19 all WBON chapter meetings will be held virtually through Zoom. An email containing the link will be sent prior to the event date. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Christine at


Monique Priestley (she/her) is CWE VT’s COVID Business Recovery Project Manager. Monique joins the team with degrees in graphic design, digital media, and communications as well as a 20-year career in technology. A business owner herself, Monique founded and operates The Space On Main, a community-based coworking space located in Bradford, Vermont. An avid believer of servant leadership, she is a director for Vermont Council on Rural Development
, Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation, Vital Communities, Community Capital of Vermont, Cohase Chamber of Commerce, and Cohase Rotary Club. Monique is an alumna of Leadership Upper Valley, Changemakers’ Table, and Vermont Leadership Institute. She has been honored as Cohase Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year, Vermont Attorney General’s Office Vermonter of the Month, Vital Communities’s Heroes & Leaders, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commission’s Volunteer of the Year, and Vermont Business Magazine’s Rising Stars (Top 40 Under 40).


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