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Beyond Networking

The Women Entrepreneurs-Community, Accountability & Networking Expo


Women from across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia will congregate on Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Charles Church in Arlington, Virginia for what can only be described as more than just your average networking event.

Hosted by the Women Entrepreneurs-Community, Accountability & Networking (WECAN) group, the WECAN Expo offers something for every woman. From arts and crafts to mini-workshops by financial advisors, retirement coaches, personal chefs, and even dating coaches. Attendees can expect to network with other women, receive training on health and wellness best practices, and access a variety of programs and services.
“The WECAN group is about support, and our Expo allows women to highlight what they do and bring it to a larger audience” says Renee Fisher, one of the WECAN Expo’s founding members. “Whether you’re an already established business woman, a woman thinking of starting a business, or a woman in transition, we will have something to appeal to you.”

Over 40 vendors are expected to fill the gymnasium. The Expo will also feature two breakout rooms with presentations and workshops running throughout the day.

“It’s all over the map. Women can pick and choose whatever speaks to them,” Fisher explains. The WECAN Expo moves beyond the norms of the traditional networking event.

“This isn’t about throwing business cards at people and seeing how many you can collect,” Fisher explains. “Women care about each other. Sure, we all want more business. We’re business people. But we also care about each other in a very real way. That’s what I love about it.”

The Expo is free for all attendees, but donations will be accepted to benefit the St. Charles Food Bank. Visit for more information.