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Jenny Dibble

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Jenny Dibble is hoping women will go WEST.

“We have the traditional entrepreneur but also female leaders within organizations,” said the 29-year-old Webster Groves resident. “We serve to help push women beyond the owner/operator role into the CEO role, get them out of the day-to-day and into the growth stage of their business.”

(Courtesy: Jenny Dibble)

When Jenny Dibble returned to St. Louis after five years on the West Coast, she was struck by two features of her hometown’s entrepreneurial culture: one, it was way bigger and more dynamic than she expected; and two, there were a lot of men.

“At every event I attended, I noticed a strange absence of women,” Dibble said.

She decided to investigate and found that she was not the only St. Louis businesswoman craving a community. From that, the idea for Women Entrepreneurs of St. Louis (WEST) was born.