About Us

The I-HOPE Women’s Business Center of the Lowcountry is hosted by Increasing H.O.P.E. Financial Training Center (501c3) and is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

We believe that every woman, minority, and veteran entrepreneur should be supported, encouraged, and valued in our community. HOPE is what drives us all to achieve a better legacy for ourselves, our families, and our communities. The I-HOPE WBC seeks to serve entrepreneurs and small businesses by providing them with free or low-cost resources needed to start and grow their business.

We teach, serve and value our small business community and we support them as they make a profound impact on our world. We have opportunities for corporate partners, business professionals, and entrepreneurs in every stage of business and industry.

COME GROW WITH US!

Our Team

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Dorothea Bernique

Executive Director
Increasing H.O.P.E.

Kim Henderson

Program Director
I-HOPE Women’s Business Center

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Amber Schellinger

Program & Event Coordinator
Certified GrowthWheel Business Advisor

Advisory Board

Dr. Sonja Ogletree Satani, Chair
Elmire Raven
Cindi Rourk
Jennet Robinson Alterman
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch
Latorie Lloyd
Mary Butler
Shontavia Johnson
Katie McCravy
Ashley Chaplin