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SCORE Charleston SC Launches New Women’s Entrepreneur Program, MOVE FORWARD

SCORE Charleston SC, a business mentoring and education nonprofit, is addressing common issues challenging female entrepreneurs by launching a new program, MOVE FORWARD, to provide education and training to build success skills. The program will accept a limited number of entrepreneurs for two half-day workshops followed later in the year by a grant program. The MOVE FORWARD program is sponsored by SCORE and the SunTrust Foundation.

Charleston, SC, March 14, 2019 --( Women comprise more than 65 percent of clients seeking business mentoring and education services from SCORE Charleston SC. To address common issues challenging female entrepreneurs, SCORE is launching a new program, MOVE FORWARD, to provide education and training to build success skills.

MOVE FORWARD is sponsored by SCORE Charleston SC with support from the SunTrust Foundation. The program aims to help women maintain a healthy work-life balance, build confidence, create a support network and develop personal and business financial skills. After the educational portion of the program, financial grants will be available.

“On behalf of the SunTrust Foundation, we’re excited to partner with SCORE Charleston SC to launch this program for women entrepreneurs and small business owners,” said Mark Lattanzio, SunTrust Bank region president. “We’re committed to helping women business owners move toward personal fulfillment and financial confidence as they contribute to the economic growth in the community through their businesses and job creation.”

The program consists of two education and training events on May 17 and May 31, 2019. Community experts will provide guidance on eight dimensions of wellness, which equip women to manage stress, develop physical and emotional resiliency and undertake proactive plans. To register for the program and see more information, please visit

"It is time to thrive and not just survive as women MOVE FORWARD to pursue a heart-felt dream! I encourage any emerging entrepreneur who aspires to achieve a more balanced lifestyle within the pursuit of entrepreneurial success to take this step and enjoy the journey along the way,” stated Dr. Ja’net Bishop, MOVE FORWARD Program emcee and team member.

SCORE synthesizes the American entrepreneurial spirit and volunteerism. Since 1964, SCORE has provided expert volunteer mentoring to more than 11 million entrepreneurs and small business owners. SCORE is committed to helping any person succeed in their small business endeavor through confidential and free mentoring, workshops, and tools.

About SunTrust Foundation
The SunTrust Foundation is committed to SunTrust Bank’s purpose of Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being by engaging with local and national organizations to advance financial confidence. Grants and activities focus primarily on financial education, financial counseling, career readiness and small business/entrepreneurship, in addition to local community grants. The SunTrust Foundation supports American Red Cross disaster relief efforts and contributes as a United Way Global Corporate Leader. Established in 2008, the SunTrust Foundation has proudly provided grants totaling more than $160 million throughout the United States.

Donna Temple, Admin.
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