Welcoming Robin Houde to the WCWB

The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) is pleased to announce that  Robin Houde has assumed the position of Program Manager for the Washington Center for  Women in Business (WCWB.) The Washington Center for Women in Business is a program whose mission is to empower entrepreneurs to succeed in business by providing coaching, training, and technical assistance on a wide variety of topics. The WCWB is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

Houde brings a diverse background of education, small business management and marketing experience. Houde began as a volunteer with the WCWB, and accepted the role of Administrative Specialist at the WCWB in March of 2020. She was then named Creative Strategist in May 2020.  

A Thurston County local, Houde is well connected and brings an existing network to the WCWB. She handles marketing and outreach, manages the social media and program oversight of Let’s Talk Business, and offers social media, branding and design coaching. As an Evergreen State College student, she focused the first half of her degree on psychology and health sciences while transitioning her second half towards business and community outreach. 

“I am passionate about building meaningful community relationships and serving the public and  I’m so excited to be able to help provide the resources and guidance to empower women  entrepreneurs,” says Houde. Thurston County is excited to have her on the team, and is looking forward to her work in the near future!