The Community Works Women’s Business Center has new leadership. Odeidra Williams has joined the nonprofit loan funder to lead a program that provides support to entrepreneurs in 15 South Carolina counties.
Before joining CommunityWorks, Williams provided business development services to small businesses, public officials, and nonprofit organizations through her own business WeOurs Consulting. She also led the marketing and public relations efforts for SC State University’s College of Agriculture, Family, and Computer Sciences. Williams brings years of experience in nonprofit management, business development, and marketing to her role as WBC program director.
“I am excited to assist in supporting the mission and vision of CommunityWorks,” stated Williams. “I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs start, grow, and scale their businesses and look forward to working in the community to help impact economic development. CommunityWorks has a strong history of improving the conditions of underserved populations, and I am eager to contribute my time and skills to such a worthy cause.”
The CommunityWorks Women’s Business Center (WBC) has been serving business owners throughout South Carolina since 2020 and has served more than 800 clients, providing a range of services and trainings to support entrepreneurship and promote economic growth. In line with CommunityWorks’ mission, the Center focuses on serving underserved communities – offering comprehensive training and counseling to foster business skills. Williams’ background and expertise brings a fresh perspective to empowering entrepreneurs in the Upstate region and beyond.
“We are thrilled to welcome Odeidra to the CommunityWorks team,” said Latorrie Geer, CEO of CommunityWorks. “Her experience and passion for supporting small businesses and under-resourced communities make her an excellent fit for this role.”
Interested in meeting the new Women’s Business Center Director? Williams will be hosting a new weekly event series called “What’s Your Why Wednesdays” at the CommunityWorks Learning Center at JudHub. The event is a time to connect with like-minded business owners in the entrepreneurial space, set goals, and have accountability for your vision. Register for this opportunity here.
The Women’s Business Center is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.