Geri Swift was the founding president of the Women’s Business Development Center. WBDC, formed in 1995, fosters the development and retention of successful businesses by delivering resources that enable individuals to start new businesses and grow existing ones. In 1999, under Swift’s leadership, the Women’s Business Development Center expanded its programs and created the Women’s Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-sNJ (WBEC). WBEC, a marketing, procurement and certification assistance council, facilitates the relationship between corporations, government and women-owned businesses, certifies women-owned businesses and assists corporations in creating and building world class supplier diversity programs. Working through her own business, the community, business organizations and all levels of government and the corporate sector, Swift has played a leadership role in supporting the growth and development of entrepreneurial business ventures.