Gilda Attends WBDC Event at the Governor's Residence in Hartford

I recently was privileged to attend a VIP Reception at the Governor's Residence in Hartford, CT, hosted by the The CT Women's Business Development Council (WBDC). 

Attendees had a chance to network and tour the beautifully restored Governor's Residence.  Governor Dannel Malloy also addressed the crowd and spoke of the positive impact that women entrepreneurs have on the state of Connecticut.  

The Reception was part of the lead up to the WBDC's 13th Annual Business Breakfast to be held on November 13 in Stamford.  Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is the Honorary Chairwoman of this year's Breakfast, which will highlight "Entrepreneurship as the New Women's Movement."  

A panel discussion of experts in the field of women's entrepreneurship and leadership will be moderated by veteran journalist Paula Zahn, currently host of Investigation Discovery's "On the Case With Paula Zahn" and WNET's "NYC-Arts."  And I am honored to be the Mistress of Ceremonies for the Breakfast. 

Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman with WBDC CEO & Founder Fran Pastore 
and WBDC Vice President Marian Cicolello

CT Governor Dannel Malloy addressing the crowd
with First Lady Cathy Malloy

Gilda Bonanno with Robin Imbrogno, WBDC Breakfast Chairwoman and 
President, Human Resources Consulting Group

For more information about the Breakfast or to purchase tickets, please visit

The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women become economically self-sufficient. WBDC is the leader of entrepreneurial and financial training for women in Connecticut and has been educating, empowering and promoting women through entrepreneurship, financial education and expanded career opportunities for 17 years.

Photos courtesy of WBDC
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