Annual "Just Desserts" Event: A Celebration of the Sweet Success of Women Business Owners

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) annual fundraiser, "Just Desserts" – Celebrating the Sweet Success of Women Business Owners was held Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Union League.

The night included a cocktail reception with networking, a business showcase, dinner buffet with desserts and the ever popular, Desserts-to-Go table. More than 250 attendees feasted on the delectable desserts contributed by women-owned restaurants, bakeries and caterers including Bredenbeck's Bakery, Metropolitan Bakery, PARC restaurant and Sweet Street Desserts, Inc.

Monica Malpass, 6abc Action News anchor, was the Mistress of Ceremonies and introduced three women who shared their business venture stories: Kathie O'Donnell, principal of Corporate Distribution Limited, Inc., a full-service printing, fulfillment and packaging company; Donna Miller, owner of shelfLIFE books, who turns personal photo collections into hardbound books; and May Yang, owner of Cut & Shave Barber Shop.

"Wells Fargo is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Women's Business Development Center's Just Desserts event," said Greg Redden, Wells Fargo's Regional President for Greater Philadelphia and Delaware. "WBDC has had a measurable impact on our region, having served over 28,000 women since its inception in 1995, improving the quality of their lives and contributing to the economic stability of our communities – one business at a time."

Each year, WBDC provides more than 2,000 women with inspiration, encouragement, empowerment, and the tools they need to be successful. The organization serves a wide range of women who represent various sectors of the economy. Many start micro enterprises that provide needed services in their local communities. Programs provide coaching, training, technical assistance, and woman business enterprise certification. WBDC also opens doors that provide connections to new markets and access to capital.

Funds raised from "Just Desserts" will help WBDC continue to offer tools and training to current and future women business owners to help turn their dreams of entrepreneurship into a reality.

About the Women's Business Development Center

Formed in July 1995 with the assistance of a matching grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Women Business Ownership, the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) fosters the development and retention of successful businesses by delivering resources that enable individuals to start new businesses and grow existing ones. While the center is dedicated to the economic empowerment of women, the services are open to all individuals. For more information, visit its website –

CONTACT: 610-649-9292

Source:Women's Business Development Center