Interview with Barb Smoot, President & CEO, Women for Economic and Leadership Development  Columbus (WELD).

Barbara Smoot, President and CEO of Women for Economic and Development (WELD) talks with Lorena Mora-Mowry about the importance to develop and advance women’s leadership to strengthen the economic prosperity of the communities it serves. “Women are critical players in the region’s economy and WELD provides with specific tools to enhance their individual economic status” – Smoot.

“Companies are more profitable and give back more to the community when they have sufficient numbers of women in top leadership. Women business owners play a central role in seeing the region’s economy prosper and the community thrive, Smoot said. “The Southern Ohio community needs women who have the courage to step up to the next level and advance to senior leadership roles.” Barbara invites the Ohio Latina woman to become more active participants in the leadership of area businesses, civic organizations and government. WELD offers programs, events, and a community to support leadership development and business growth! Smoot said.

WELD’s mission is to develop and advance women’s leadership to strengthen the economic prosperity of the communities it serves. WELD is the national model for implementing strategies to advance women to higher levels of leadership and economic strength.” weldusa.org