In this episode, we talk about women entrepreneurs coworking with Amy Keys and Barbara Wescott, the co-founders of Women Wednesdays in Tallahassee, Florida. The two co-founded Women Wednesdays after connecting at a luncheon where they noticed that not many women were taking advantage of coworking and incubator spaces in their community. Women Wednesdays offers a warm welcome for women entrepreneurs into a coworking space and offers an opportunity to learn from one another and connect with other women entrepreneurs at various stages. In addition to co-founding Women Wednesdays, Amy Keys is owner of The Digital Capital Company and Barbara Wescott is the CEO and Founder of Swellcoin.
Barbara Wescott is a woman on a mission. As CEO and Founder of Swellcoin, and Co-Founder of Women Wednesdays, Barbara is living the Lean In philosophy to create technologies that improve economic opportunity for everyday people. Barbara’s company, Swellcoin, is a new type of buy-local cashback platform designed to restore and increase small/local business spending; keeping more jobs, money and prosperity in communities. And along with Women Wednesdays Co-Founder Amy Keys, her mission is to “Grow and Share the Talents of Women in Spaces and Places” by increasing participation of women in places of opportunity.
Prior to these endeavors, Barbara excelled in the vacation rental / real estate industry. In earlier years, Barbara worked for the National Security Program at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and in electronic intelligence collection/analysis for the United States Air Force. Barbara is particularly honored to have served as an ambassador for the American Field Service in Sri Lanka, a program for the betterment of relations worldwide.
Barbara is a Maine native, wife and proud mother of two, who has made Tallahassee, Florida her home for over 25 years.
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