Keena Smith & WCEO: Women Owned Businesses ACCELERATED

Keena Smith, CEO of Women's Center for Economic Development (WCEO)

Keena M. Smith, MPA, is a distinguished DEI strategist, economic inclusion leader, and founder of the Women’s Center for Economic Development (WCEO). With over 25 years of public service experience, Keena is dedicated to fostering environments where all individuals feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their highest aspirations.

As the CEO of WCEO, Keena spearheads initiatives aimed at equipping, elevating, and empowering African American and other beloved women of color to access resources and knowledge necessary for creating generational wealth and leaving a lasting economic impact while prioritizing their well-being.

At WCEO, their mission is clear: to advance economic equity, inclusion, and justice for all women of color. Through a comprehensive range of programs and services, including business acceleration, financial literacy, access to capital, leadership development, coaching, events, networking opportunities, and DEI consulting, WCEO empowers women to thrive in every aspect of their lives.

With a vision of ensuring that all women of color achieve their full economic potential, WCEO is committed to providing the tools, support, and resources necessary to turn dreams into reality. By championing the inherent worth and capabilities of every woman, WCEO believes in the transformative power of elevating and empowering women as they are born.

In the words of Keena M. Smith, “When ALL women are elevated simply as they are born and when empowered to define their futures, then, and only then, women will change the world.” Through her visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to economic empowerment, Keena is paving the way for a brighter, more inclusive future where every woman has the opportunity to thrive and make a meaningful impact on the world.

For more information visit Women’s Center for Economic Development (WCEO)