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Milena Erwin





Women's Business Center Program Manager



Entrepreneurial Center and Women's Business Center, University of Hartford



East Hartford/Hartford


Tell us about your community-building activities in 2019 (<500 characters)

Continued to build network of resources to support women entrepreneurs and small business owners in greater Hartford and CT. Led WBC programmatic and development efforts, engaging and collaborating with many local organizations. Actively involved in numerous initiatives on a state and local level – among others, mentorship, referrals, presentations and judging at events. Involved in engaging youth and college entrepreneurs through University of Hartford. Active member of national Association of Women’s Business Centers, focused on bringing best practices to CT.


What community-building goals did you accomplish or milestones did you hit in 2019? (<500 characters)

Record number of women-owned businesses attended CT Business Matchmaker 2019. Celebrated WBC 20th anniversary with an event at University of Hartford, bringing high-profile speaker and over 100 attendees (past and current clients, community and corporate partners). Developed new and strengthened existing partnerships to bring resources and support to women in businesses (SBA and resource partners, corporate support, professional associations, local economic development organizations). New partnership with Launch Hartford and new student entrepreneurship initiatives.


What people are saying about Milena Erwin ...

 Milena focuses on building a community of resources and support for women entrepreneurs in CT, and believes in the power of partnerships.  

Milena Erwin





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