“Empowering the Entrepreneur in You” is the theme for this year’s Women’s Business Summit, a day-long leadership conference and expo scheduled for Friday, May 7 in Edinburg, Texas. The event is being hosted by the Women’s Business Center, a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote the growth of women-owned businesses in the Rio Grande Valley.

“Today’s modern business woman tackles many challenges on a daily basis. From balancing their career to balancing their family and personal life, women are pulled in many different directions,” said Maria “Charo” Mann, executive director for the Women’s Business Center. “There are many women who dream of becoming a business owner, but something just keeps stopping them from reaching their goal. What they need in order to move forward is to feel that empowerment—and that is why we have chosen the theme ‘Empowering the Entrepreneur in You’ for this upcoming event.”

“We want women to leave The Women’s Business Summit feeling positive and empowered and ready to make their dreams a reality,” Mann added.

The Women’s Business Summit is sending a call out for sponsors who recognize the value of the women-in-business audience. Currently sponsoring the event are ATT, TXU Energy, Lack’s, Verizon, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation and Wells Fargo.

“Women business owners are a growing and very influential segment in the marketplace,” said Mann. “The Women’s Business Summit will be a venue for both women and men to come learn from our speakers, gain access to valuable resources, leave feeling motivated and with great connections.”

The Women’s Business Summit will be held on Friday, May 7, 2010 at the Social Club in Edinburg, Texas from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please call (956) 618-2828 or visit www.wbc-rgv.org.