The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) will honor Connecticut business leaders and celebrate 25 years of advocacy and support for women entrepreneurs at the 2022 WBDC Women Rising Gala and Awards Celebration —  taking place this year on Oct. 28 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich.

Fashion icon and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg will deliver the keynote address and Annie Lamont, Connecticut’s First Lady and Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Oak HC/FT, will serve as honorary chair. Webster Bank and Philip Morris International are Title Sponsors of the event.

“The Gala provides an opportunity for us to honor our clients, as well as the stakeholders that make it possible for WBDC to continue its work on behalf of Connecticut’s women-owned businesses,” said Pastore.


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