Tabakin elected new board president (and Royal, VP) at Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship

The Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Corp. in Chatham announced Tuesday that Robin Tabakin recently was elected president of the board and Weld Royal was elected vice president.

Tabakin, who co-founded the WCEC in 2009, brings considerable expertise in workforce development and training. Her leadership experience with state government councils and nonprofit entities enhances the organization’s commitment to progress and positive change.

Weld Royal.

She is the owner of Technoforce, a workforce development and DEI consultant specializing in developing grassroots engagement and outreach programs to build a qualified workforce in the wind industry. She also serves on the New Jersey Government Records Council and New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Supplier Diversity Development Council.

“It is an honor to serve as WCEC board president,” Tabakin said. “The WCEC has addressed very pressing needs of women-owned small businesses in the state of New Jersey for 14 years, and we must continue to advocate and offer innovative assistance.”

Royal is a senior director at RooneyPartners, an integrated marketing and communications agency based in New York City. She formerly served as content director of Panasonic North America in Newark.

About WCEC

The Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Corp. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. As a resource partner for the U.S. Small Business Administration, the WCEC’s mission is to empower women to invest in themselves via entrepreneurship by providing necessary resources for women to successfully start, own, operate and grow their businesses. The WCEC works with women and Black, indigenous and people of color-owned businesses at the startup stage and existing small businesses looking to scale up by providing educational resources, business counseling and technical assistance.

Royal leads the WCEC’s marketing committee, and infuses innovation and intrapreneurship into the WCEC. Weld is recognized for crafting captivating content that not only engages audiences, but also delivers tangible business outcomes. Her penchant for forming partnerships with individuals of varied perspectives, backgrounds, skills and ideas resonates deeply with WCEC’s commitment to diversity and progress.

“I believe that women entrepreneurs are critical to ending poverty, building communities and powering economic development,” she said. “The WCEC is critical to women entrepreneurs in New Jersey, and I look forward to collaborating with the WCEC’s experienced board and talented team to advance the WCEC’s mission and ensuring its longevity for generations to come.”