Geri Swift is 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 (WBEC). WBEC, a marketing, procurement and certification assistance council, facilitates the relationship between corporations, government and women-owned businesses. A WBENC co-founder and regional partner, the Women’s Business Development Center with its Women’s Business Enterprise Council administers WBENC’s National Certification Standard in Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey. She has received honors and has been recognized as a woman’s business advocate from business and professional organizations. Swift was the founding president of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Greater Philadelphia Chapter and served as NAWBO’s national vice president. She also serves on the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s board of directors, Mayor Michael Nutter’s Office of Economic Opportunity advisory council, the Women’s Business Development Center’s board of directors and the Women’s Business Enterprise council PA-DE-sNJ.