You’re invited to our launch of the Defense Alliance of North Carolina Women Business Leaders(DANC-WBL) forum in partnership with NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions.

Please join us for a networking and informative event with like-minded women professionals.  It’s going to be fun and inspiring with games, food, swag bags, book signing, raffle and more! Joining us is our esteemed keynote speaker Machelle Baker Sanders, the distinguished Secretary of the NC Department of Commerce. Adding to the excitement, we have the pleasure of welcoming the Honorable Secretary of State, Elaine Marshall, as our special guest speaker.

This is a free event with an option to sponsor! 

The mission of DANC-WBL is simple – Unleash the Potential of Women Business Leaders, propelling the Defense Industry forward with a vision that embraces:

  • Purposeful Growth: We seize every opportunity to drive our business to new heights.
  • Entrepreneurial Vision: We work strategically on our business, nurturing its expansion.
  • Empowered Leadership: We continuously refine our skills, becoming dynamic and influential leaders.
  • Innovate to Thrive: Embracing the bigger picture, we implement cutting-edge business practices.
  • Stronger Together: We uplift and support each other, fostering a community of growth.
  • Connecting Trailblazers: Elevating women by leveraging our diverse network.
  • Forge Collaborative Pathways: Creating unrivaled networking and partnership opportunities.
  • Ignite Creative Excellence: We adapt imaginative sales and marketing strategies that set us apart.

If you have any questions about the event or how to register please contact myself or Tammy Everett.

Date & Time

August 21, 2023, 9:00am – 2:00pm


Cape Fear Community College, N Building, Room 202
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401


DANC and NCSU IESCo-hosted by the Defense Alliance of North Carolina (DANC) and North Carolina State University Industry Expansion Solutions (NCSU IES)

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Cape Fear Community College