"I am proud to serve as NAWBO/EXCEL 2016-2017 President in their efforts to support women business owners and to ignite the passion for entreprenuership in young girls." -  M. Carissimi 

tanya allen


Rita Brown


Mashell Carissimi

Mission & Vision

We have a simple, but robust mission: to help women and girls define and design success in all their business endeavors. We do that by focusing on  education, awareness, and opportunity. We plan to make a difference.

Recent Programs

We're continually working hard to improve copportunities for success. If you're interested to see what we've been doing recently (especially if you want to help), check out our project list.


Growing business, opportunities and inspiring success needs the assistance of many hands and minds.  Are you interested in becoming a mentor and or a partnerin the success of women and girls across the metro Detroit region?  Then join us!

patricia shall 


President of NAWBO/EXCEL


JMC Electrical  Contractor

Our Board of Trustees